Texas Department of Transportation Press Release
A 5.5-mile segment of Interstate 20 in Midland County will get a facelift of sorts beginning Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014.
Reece Albert Inc. was awarded the contract to resurface all four lanes of Interstate 20 between Highway 349 (Big Spring Street) and the Loop 250 east interchange. This project has several ramps involved and has been phased into four sections to minimize impact on traffic and maximize access to frontage roads.
Reece Albert will remove the existing pavement surface, make repairs to the driving lane and replace the riding surface. The milling portion of the project will be done at night beginning Tuesday. The project will take nearly five months and is expected to be completed by the first of the year.
During construction, the speed limit will be reduced to 60 miles per hour. Width restrictions of 11 feet will also be in place which means large loads will have to take alternate routes.
At times, entrance and exit ramps will have to be closed for work to take place. Message boards will be put in place to give advance warning of ramp closures and to offer alternative routes. Every effort will be made to maintain access to frontage roads as much as possible.
Motorists are asked to obey all message boards and warning signs as well as any flaggers they encounter. Reece Albert and TxDOT have asked for extra law enforcement patrols in the area to help ensure safety.
Reece Albert won the project with a bid of $8,342,435.13.