Portion of Illinois Avenue to be closed Friday, Saturday in Midland

Portion of Illinois Avenue to be closed Friday, Saturday in Midland
Map of the road closure. (Source: Axisgraphics.tv)

MIDLAND, TX (KWES) - We have a traffic alert for Midland drivers as a portion of a major roadway will be closed on Friday and most of Saturday.

Illinois Avenue between Andrews Highway and North L Street will be closed from 5:30 a.m. Friday until late Saturday night.

City officials said the closure is necessary to allow for removal and replacement of pavement.

The small parking lot at the south entrance of Midland Memorial Hospital will also be closed during the project but access to all other parking areas and entrances will be maintained from other surrounding streets.

Traffic will be detoured in the area during the project and drivers should find an alternate route.

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