BI-20 Rehab Starts Sunday in Odessa-Midland

Contact: Gene Powell

Phone: (432) 498-4746

Date: May 31, 2018

ODESSA/MIDLAND – A project to resurface Business Interstate 20 between Odessa and Midland will start Sunday night, June 3. The project will also change some traffic patterns at West Loop 250 in Midland in the interest of safety.

Night work will also be part of the project at major intersections like East Loop 338, Faudree Road, Coors Road and West Loop 250. Night work will be done between the hours of 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Night work will be done Sunday night through Thursday morning. No night work will be done on Friday night or Saturday night.

Work will start at the loops in both Odessa and Midland on Sunday, June 3. Some ramp closures may be necessary while work is being done. On West Loop 250, concrete medians and extended turn bays will be placed to improve traffic operations in the area.

Once all the intersections are completed, work will begin on the main lanes. The main lanes will be milled and resurfaced during daylight hours.

Regardless of the phase of work, lanes will only be closed while work is being done. After the shift of work is completed, the plan is to open all lanes to traffic. There might be some short duration exceptions for concrete curing and similar things.

The speed limit will be reduced by 10 miles an hour in the work zones. A width restriction of 11 feet will also be in place.

The project also includes signage and other miscellaneous work like metal beam guard fence and pavement markings.

The entire project is scheduled to be completed in Spring 2019. The bulk of the road work is expected to be completed in this calendar year.

Jones Brothers Dirt & Paving of Odessa won the project with a low bid of $11.2 million.


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