MIDLAND COUNTY, TX (KWES) - A portion of FM 1788 in Midland County will be widened to five lanes.
The project, which will start later this month, will involve a four mile section of FM 1788 between State Highway 191 and Business 20.
We're told the project will accomplish two things. First it will add a continuous left turn lane to the section north of Loop 40. Secondly, the project will rehabilitate and rebuild the entire stretch of road as the road has deteriorated in recent years due to heavy oilfield traffic.
Motorists should expect lane closures and delays while the project is being completed. Reduced speed limits will be in effect in the construction zone and drivers are asked to obey all warning signs, pilot cars or flaggers they encounter.
The project will take about nine months to be completed.