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City of Midland Traffic Alert

Posted on: October 23, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Traffic alerts and lane closures

Fiscal Year 2015 Mill/Overlay Project:

The contractor working for the City of Midland will continue the Fiscal Year 2015 Mill/Overlay Project the week of October 26 at Wadley Avenue between Big Spring Street and Lamesa Road and Scharbauer Drive between Lamesa Road and Fairgrounds Road. During the project, lane closures will be used at Wadley Avenue and Scharbauer Drive and curb side parking will be prohibited.

Fiscal Year 2015 Crack Seal Project:

The Fiscal Year 2015 Crack Seal Project will continue the week of October 26 at various locations at southwest Midland. During the project, traffic will be channeled around the crack seal operation.

Fiscal Year 2015 Micro-Surfacing Project:

The contractor working for the City of Midland will continue the Fiscal Year 2015 Micro-Surfacing Project the week of October 26. Lane closures will used during the project at the following locations:

• Illinois Avenue between Andrews Highway and A Street

• Garfield Street between Bluebird Lane and Golf Course Road

• Midkiff Road between Golf Course Road and Wadley Avenue

• A Street between Mockingbird Lane and Loop 250

• Wadley Avenue between Loop 250 and Crowley Boulevard

• Scharbauer Drive between Golf Course and A Street

Drainage Improvements:

The city is making drainage improvements the week of October 26 at the intersection of Columbian Dr. and Howard Dr. During the project, Columbian Dr. will be closed at Howard Dr.

Utility Extension Program:

The contractor working for the City of Midland on the 2014 Utility Extension Program project will be performing work in the area of Carrizo Street from Wall Street to Illinois Avenue, including the intersections at Wall Street, Texas Avenue, and Illinois Avenue. During construction several intersections and sections of streets may be reduced to one lane or closed at these locations.

Douglas Avenue & D Street Paving & Drainage Improvement Project:

The contractor has completed installing the storm drainage and valley gutter along D Street and Douglas Avenue. Paving crews have started milling operations this week. This area will remain closed to thru traffic until contractor has completed placing the new pavement.

Midkiff Road to Horseshoe Arena Waterline Extension Project:

The contractor working for the City of Midland on the Midkiff Road To Horseshoe Arena Waterline Extension Project will be performing work in the area of S. Midkiff Road, Ottis Road, and S. Garfield Street. During construction several intersections and sections of streets may be reduced by one or more lanes or closed. The affected areas will include S. Midkiff Road from Industrial Avenue to just north of the I-20 overpass, Ottis Road from S. Midkiff Road to W. Industrial Loop, and a small section of S. Garfield Street at the main Horseshoe Arena entrance north of I-20.

Andrews Highway Traffic Signals:

The Transportation Division will be continuing to convert left-turn displays at traffic signals to the new flashing yellow arrow configuration. Work will be occurring on Andrews Highway between Illinois Ave and Wall St during the week of October 26. Expect intermittent traffic signal outages, lane closures and delays in this area.

TxDOT I-20 Ramps Project:

A project to reconfigure Interstate 20 ramps that service West Loop 250 and rebuild frontage roads is scheduled to start later this month. The nearly year-long project will have several traffic pattern changes during the course of construction.

The project will adjust ramp locations, build deceleration lanes on interstate 20, and add turn lanes on the frontage roads. This work will help with getting traffic exiting the interstate out of the interstate travel lanes.

Motorists are strongly encouraged to find alternate routes if possible. Motorists driving through the area are reminded that they must obey all warning signs and any flaggers they see. With high traffic volumes in the area, motorists will be a prime factor in safety in the work zone.

The speed limit in the 1.4-mile area will be reduced to 55 miles per hour. Law enforcement will be asked to step up enforcement in the area in the interest of public safety.

Concrete traffic barriers will be in place in part of the work zone to help protect work crews. All lanes will be open for the majority of the project.

TxDOT FM 1788 Traffic Signals Project:

A project to install traffic signals on FM 1788 just north and south of Business Interstate 20 in Midland County will start later this month. Traffic signals will be put in at both Younger Road
and County Road 127.

Both traffic signals will include arrows for left turn lanes. Work will be done simultaneously at both locations. Police presence will be added when signal poles are being installed. Lanes will be kept open as much as possible, but delays and detours will happen at times.

The project is scheduled to be completed in March 2016.

Younger Road is just north of BI-20. Younger Road is also known as West County Road 117 and it becomes the north service road on the west side of FM 1788.

County Road 127 is south of BI-20. It runs along the north side of an auto parts store and a convenience store.

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