City of Midland: Engineering Project Road Closures and Traffic Alerts 9/7/12
Midland Police Department
September 7, 2012
The City of Midland Engineering Services Department has the following projects under construction. Road closures and traffic alerts for each project are listed below:
Lamesa Road Water Main Replacement
The Contractor working for the City of Midland continues the installation of the water main along Carver St. and Golf Course Rd.
The intersection at Golf Course Rd. and Carver St. is open to North, South and East traffic.
Golf Course Rd. is closed from Carver St. to Lamesa Rd.
Local access is maintained for area residents.
The City of Midland Transportation Division crews will continue repairing damaged pavement on Lamesa Rd., Carver St., and Golf Course Rd.
Ward Street Bridge Reconstruction
The contractor for the City of Midland opened the Ward Street Bridge to traffic on August 24th.
The outside southbound lane of the Garfield Street Bridge north of Wadley Ave. is closed while replacing the guard rail and improving pedestrian access. It is anticipated this traffic lane will be open mid September.
Sparks Park Target Area Utility Improvements
The contractor for the City of Midland has completed installing the new water and wastewater mains in the Sparks Park Target Area. Jax Ave. is closed from Jackson St. to Tilden St.
Main Street Pavement Repair
On Monday September 10, 2012 The City of Midland's Transportation Division will begin roadway repairs at the 200-400 blocks of S. Main St. During the project, lane closures will be used to maintain two-way traffic on Main St. In addition, the 100 block of West Industrial Ave. and the 100 block of East Industrial Ave. will be closed to thru traffic. All properties adjacent to the work zone will remain accessible.
Texas Department of Transportation District Seal Coat Project
The contractor for the Texas Department of Transportation is currently seal coating throughout Midland County. Please use caution and obey traffic control devices in the construction zone. For information, call Gene Powell (432) 498-4746.
Texas Department of Transportation Signal project
Signal project on tap in Midland County
Lights to go in on Highway 158, FM 715 at Interstate 20
Midland County motorists using Highway 158 and FM 715 will encounter construction areas on the service roads of Interstate 20 starting next week.
Willis Electric of Abilene is scheduled to start installing four traffic signals at both I-20 service roads at Highway 158 and at FM 715. Willis won the job with a bid of $532,248.20.
The project is expected to improve safety and traffic flow at the four intersections. Safety is TxDOT's top priority.
Construction on the four intersections is expected to be completed by the end of the calendar year, weather permitting. A combined 16 traffic signal poles will be installed at the four intersections during the project.
Motorists may encounter occasional lane closures as the project is under way. If possible, motorists are asked to find alternate routes and avoid the intersections when they can. If traveling through the area, please obey all traffic control devices and/or flaggers if present.