City of Midland: Engineering Project Road Closures & Traffic Alerts 9/20/12
City of Midland
September 20, 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 has completed the installation of the water main along Lamesa Rd., Golf Course Rd., and Carver St. Traffic is open in all directions.
Ward Street Bridge Reconstruction
The contractor for the City of Midland opened the Ward Street Bridge to traffic on August 24th. Construction of pedestrian access improvements along Garfield Street Bridge have been completed. Garfield Street will be open to traffic beginning Friday, September 21st.
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. The paving of the Sparks Park Target Area is anticipated to begin in November 2012.
Main Street Pavement Repair
The City of Midland's Transportation Division will continue roadway repairs at the 200-400 blocks of S. Main Street. During the project, lane closures will be used to maintain two-way traffic on Main Street. Short-term detours for Main St. traffic may also be used, when needed. In addition, 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 Signal project
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.