Contact: Gene Powell

Phone: (432) 498-4746

Date: Nov. 22, 2019


ODESSA – Three projects to install median barriers in various places across the Odessa District will begin in early December.

All three projects will require lane closures and shoulder closures in the work areas. The closures will vary in duration and location, but overnight closures will be kept to a minimum and only used in extreme circumstances.

The first project involves placing approximately 47 miles concrete median barrier in the center median of Interstate 20 in Reeves County from Interstate 10 west of Toyah to the Ward County line. The project is expected to take about two years to be completed. Dan Williams Company of Austin won the project with a low bid of $27,958,749.05.

The second project involves placing approximately 45 miles concrete median barrier in the center median of Interstate 20 throughout Ward County. The project will begin west of FM 1053 in Ector County and go to the Reeves County line. The project is also expected to take about two years to be completed. Dan Williams Company of Austin won the project with a low bid of $28,675,419.05.

The third project involves placing approximately 50 miles of high-tension cable median barrier in the center median of various roads in Andrews, Ector and Midland counties. The project will take about 18 months to be completed. SCR Civil Construction of Richmond won the project with a low bid of $9,595,982.12.

The locations in the third project include:

  • Highway 191 from East Loop 338 in Odessa to SH 158 in Midland.
  • West Loop 250 in Midland from SH 191 to Interstate 20.
  • Northeast Loop 338 in Ector County from Highway 191 to 1 mile west of U.S. Highway 385.
  • West Loop 338 from 16th Street to Yukon Road.
  • U.S. Highway 385 from 2 miles north of SH 191 in Ector County to 0.5 miles south of Highway 115 in Andrews County.

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