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City of Midland Traffic Alert

Posted on: April 15, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Traffic alerts and lane closures

Midkiff Road Traffic Signal Upgrades:

The City will be continuing the installation of flashing yellow arrow left-turn displays at traffic signals along Midkiff Road from Wadley Avenue to Wall Street. While equipment and cabling are being updated, traffic signals will be out of service. Drivers are reminded that dark or all-red flashing signals must be treated as all-way stop intersections according to state law.

Additional information about flashing yellow arrow displays is available on the City’s website:

Fairgrounds Road Widening Project:

The contractor working for TxDOT on the Fairgrounds Road Widening Project will be performing work on the north end of the project. Traffic is currently constrained to one-way operation, from Loop 250 to Pecan Street, throughout the length of the project. A detour is in place for northbound traffic.

Utility Extension Program:

The contractor working for the City of Midland on the Utility Extension Program project will be performing work on the east half of Main Street from Illinois Avenue north to Tennessee Avenue, as well as a short portion of Tennessee Avenue immediately west of Main Street. During construction the east half of Main Street will be closed and temporary closures of the entire street or at the intersections with Illinois Avenue, Ohio Avenue, and Tennessee Avenue may occur.

The contractor will also be performing work in the area of Fairgrounds Road from the intersection with Pine Avenue and extending north to the intersection with Cynthia Avenue. During construction, there may be temporary lane closures Pine Avenue and Cynthia Avenue.

The contractor will also be performing work in the area of Florida Avenue (Garden City Highway) approximately 600-ft west of the intersection with Fairgrounds Road. During construction, there will be lane closures with traffic being diverted to one half of the street while construction takes place on the other half. There may also be other temporary lane closures due.

TxDOT: I-20 Project will reconfigure ramps serving West Loop 250:

A project to reconfigure Interstate 20 ramps that service West Loop 250 and rebuild frontage roads is underway. The nearly year-long project will have several traffic pattern changes during the course of construction. The speed limit in the 1.4-mile area will be reduced to 55 miles per hour. 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: Traffic Signal Installation on FM 1788:

A project to install traffic signals on FM 1788 just north and south of Business Interstate 20 in Midland County is underway. Traffic signals will be put in at both Younger Road and County Road 127. Lanes will be kept open as much as possible, but delays and detours will happen at times. Both traffic signals will include arrows for left turn lanes. Work will be done simultaneously at both locations.

TxDOT: Tank Farm Road Bridge Work:

The Tank Farm Road bridge replacement project will close westbound Interstate 20. All traffic will be moved to what are normally the two eastbound lanes and channeled down to one lane. Traffic will be separated by a concrete traffic barrier.The speed limit along the interstate for this project will be reduced to 50 miles per hour. Motorists are asked to find alternate routes while work is being done if possible.

TxDOT: Loop 250 between Garfield and Big Spring:

Work is resuming this week on a road rehabilitation project on short segments of Loop 250 in Midland. About 3.2 miles of North Loop 250 between Garfield Street and Big Spring Avenue will be resurfaced. The work will require single lane closures both day and night as well as temporary ramp closures at certain times.

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