Contact: Gene Powell

Phone: (432) 498-4746

Date: Sept. 5, 2019


WEST ODESSA – Westbound Interstate 20 main lanes will be closed for 24 hours in the area of FM 866 starting at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, as part of a bridge repair project. The closure is necessary to replace a beam that was damaged by an oversized load.

The FM 866 overpass that goes over I-20 will also be closed at 7 p.m. Friday. This closure is expected to last about six weeks and is necessary to replace the damaged beam.

Motorists needing to go westbound during the 24-hour closure period will have to use the north service road. Motorists who need to cross over I-20 will have to use underpasses at either FM 1601 in Penwell or at Moss Road.

It is strongly advised that motorists find alternate routes for the entire duration of the project. Delays should be expected, especially during the initial closure of I-20.

A second I-20 closure will be needed when a new beam is put in place as part of the repairs. That exact date is not yet determined.

In the interest of safety, TxDOT asks that motorists display extreme patience for the duration of the project. State law requires motorists to obey any flaggers, warning signs, or pilot cars encountered in work zones.

SCR Civil Construction of Richmond will be performing the work through the Odessa District Bridge Repair Call Out Contract. Repair estimates are approximately $340,000. The work is being done to repair damage caused by an oversized load.

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