July 26, 2010 at 8:56 PM CDT - Updated June 20 at 5:20 PM
MIDLAND – For most of the last two decades, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has been working to make the state's sidewalks and byways pedestrian-friendly, even if the pedestrian is confined to a wheelchair or is visually impaired.
This work complies with a mandate handed down to state transportation agencies in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1992.
The Odessa District's latest ADA compliance project, which will get underway in Midland on July 26, calls for wheelchair access and sidewalk modifications to be made at more than 100 locations.
Although most of the work will be done off the roadway, there may be lane closures. Drivers should slow down in the work zone and be alert for equipment and workers.
The project will cost $736,612, a bid that came in 32% under the original engineers estimate.
The contractor, Villa & Sons of Odessa, is expected to complete the work by the end of November.
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