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Portion of Fairgrounds Road to be widened

North Fairgrounds Road (Source: KWES) North Fairgrounds Road (Source: KWES)
MIDLAND, TX (KWES) -

The Texas Department of Transportation is set to begin another project on a stretch of road in Midland.

A 1.5 mile section of north fairgrounds road between East Pecan Avenue and Loop 250 will be widened to five lanes.

Construction will begin on Feb. 29, 2016.

While TXDOT is overseeing construction, the project is being funded by a combination of the City of Midland and funds through the Permian Basin Metropolitan Planning Organization.

In addition to widening out to five lanes, Wadley Avenue will also have a turn lane and traffic signals added at the intersection with Fairgrounds Road.

A bike trail is also included in the project.

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