Traffic pattern change to affect major Odessa intersection starting Thursday

Traffic pattern change to affect major Odessa intersection starting Thursday

ODESSA, TX (KWES) - Odessa drivers may want to avoid a major traffic intersection starting on Thursday.

Traffic changes will be taking place at I-20 and East Loop 338.

The Texas Department of Department of Transportation will be closing the existing eastbound entrance ramp to I-20 at East Loop 338 on Thursday.

TXDOT said traffic will be directed to a newly constructed on-ramp and that entrance will remain until a permanent ramp is completed.

On Monday, the project will move to westbound traffic with the same changes.

TXDOT officials said the overall project is being done to improve traffic flow and increase safety.

The speed limit in the area will be reduced and drivers are asked to obey all warning signs and flaggers.

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