FM 1788 and Highway 349 Connector Route Enters Second Phase

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

Phase two of a connector route between FM 1788 and State Highway 349 is now in the works.

The project will act as a reliever route north of Midland to reduce commercial traffic on Loop 250.

The 16 mile connector has been promoted by the Midland-Odessa Transportation Alliance as the first link to an eventual trade route spanning from the Pacific Ocean in Western Mexico through Midland and Odessa.

An Austin-area contractor is expected to receive the bid next week with construction scheduled to begin in April.