#432Traffic: Alerts for the week of February 24

The Texas Department of Transportation is planning and continuing several road improvement projects across West Texas, so here is what to watch for next week.

  Midland man dead following accident on Loop 250

Odessa District has the most commercial vehicle related fatal crashes in Texas, TxDOT says

Fort Worth man killed during rollover accident in Midland Co.

Eastbound I-20 between FM 1788, Loop 250 reopened following crash

Traffic alerts for Feb. 14 - 15

TxDOT working hazmat spill on FM 1788 in Midland Co.

Continued Coverage

OPD identifies victim in fatal crash in South Odessa

Crash closes FM 1788 near FM 1787 in Midland Co.

Odessa man dead followig head-on collision on West Loop 338

Odessa EZ-Rider route closed all day Tuesday

Midland EZ-Rider route closes early

New data shows increased number of car accidents in West Texas

Odessa EZ-Rider route closed all Wednesday

This closure is due to a shortage of drivers for the service

#432TRAFFIC ALERT: Intersection of SH 176, FM 181 closed due to crash

According to TxDOT the area will be closed for several hours. Drivers are asked to avoid the area.

Eastbound I-20 reopened between Grant, WCR after oil spill

The Eastbound lanes of I-20 were temporarily shutdown between Grant and West County Road Tuesday due to an oil spill.

TxDOT asks West Texans to participate in statewide freight study

TxDOT needs to gather input from freight shippers, drivers, logistics professionals, and facility operators to assess truck parking and freight infrastructure design needs, challenges, opportunities and solutions in West Texas.

EZ-Rider closes Odessa route early

432TRAFFIC ALERT: Crane authorities working major accident on FM-1053; 1 injured

#432Traffic: Alerts for the week of February 4

EZ-Rider closes Midland route early

Odessa EZ-Rider route closed all day Thursday

Odessa police investigating deadly overnight crash

  #432TRAFFIC: Alerts for the week of January 28

During the week of January 28, watch out for these alerts.

Construction to begin on FM 1787 between RM 1492 and FM 1788.

The first of three projects will require daytime lane closures, temporary traffic signals, and a pilot car at various points.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Accident on Hwy 80 causing traffic delays near Loop 250

An accident on Highway 80 just west of Loop 250 has closed the eastbound lanes.

Public hearing addresses I-20 Overpass project

A public meeting to discuss proposed construction of an overpass and ramp improvements on Interstate 20 near County Road 1250 in Midland County is scheduled from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Midland Horseshoe’s Education Building.

Traffic diverted on 158, Blemont following multiple-car crash

Traffic is being diverted on Highway 158, near Belmont following a crash involving multiple cars.

Lancaster man dead following 2-vehicle crash in Reeves Co.

The 25-year-old was pronounced dead on scene. He was reportedly not wearing a seat belt.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Accident on I-20 backs up traffic near mile markers 122-123

There are no reports of injuries at this time but traffic is significantly backed up.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Accident on I-20 service road in Midland Co. causes traffic delays

According to the Midland County Sheriff’s Office, the accident occurred between CR 1310 and Faudree Road.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Multiple-car crash causing traffic on Loop 250, Thomason

A multiple-car crash on Loop 250 is causing a traffic back up near the Thomason Drive exit.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Accident blocks Loop 338, Highway 191 Frontage Road

The accident involved an 18-wheeler and a Grand Marquis. Odessa police have confirmed no one was injured.

Upcoming traffic alerts for January

During January, keep a watch out for these traffic alerts in the West Texas area.

OPD responds to over 20 crashes due to icy roads

As of 10:30 a.m. OPD had responded to 21 crashes. This included a rollover on Grandview between the areas of 52nd and Yukon.

DPS responding to major accident on I-20

Authorities are responding to the westbound lanes on I-20 between mile markers 107 to 111.

TxDOT issues safety tips for icy driving conditions

Some roads have have been pretreated with a brine/saltwater mixture, but that doesn't mean the roads are perfectly safe.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Multiple crashes close I-20 in Midland at the east interchange

The Texas Department of Transportation has closed Interstate Highway 20 in Midland at the east interchange where I-290 goes over BI-20 due to crashes in both directions.

City of Big Spring warns drivers of road maintenance

The city apologizes for any inconvenience this causes and hopes citizens will be patient during the work.

Texas Transportation Commission to lower speed limits in Odessa District

The Texas Transportation Commission has approved a request to lower speed limits on five rural highways in the Odessa District.

Traffic alerts for Dec. 20-Dec. 21

On the week of December 20, keep a watch out for these road repairs in the West Texas area.

West Texas Opportunities Inc. receives over $2,000,000 for new buses

The Texas Transportation Commission approved approximately $20 million in federal transit funding at its December meeting to help rural transit agencies replace 271 buses.

OPD working crash involving multiple 18-wheelers on I-20

No one was injured but traffic is reportedly backed up at this time. Drivers are asked to find an alternate route.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Odessa Police responds to truck roll over on 42nd St, JBS Prkwy

From images on scene it looks as if the truck was hauling two other vehicles when it turned onto 42nd St. from JBS Prkwy and rolled over.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Fuel tanker roll over blocks FM 2593

A fuel tanker roll over is blocking both lanes of traffic on FM 2593.

TxDOT encourages drivers to ‘Plan While You Can’ this holiday season

"People think ‘oh this won’t happen to me.’ I thought this at one time, too. I beg you. Don’t drink alcohol and drive."

Study: Aggressive driving spikes during holidays

If you'll be hitting the road this Christmas season, experts say there is a chance you'll encounter aggressive driving.We know people get stressed during the holidays, but sadly, this stress translates to the way we drive.

Police identify drivers of head-on collision that left 2 dead, 2 seriously injured

The driver of both vehicles were pronounced dead on scene, but the driver of the second vehicle has not been identified.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Accident causing delays at Hwy 80, Faudree

An accident at Highway 80 and Faudree Road is causing major delays.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Traffic on I-20 westbound lane at standstill

Traffic at standstill on I-20 westbound lane.

EZ-Rider Odessa route 5 closed all day Dec. 10

The closure comes after multiple days of driver shortages for EZ-Rider.

Traffic alerts for the week of Dec. 10

On the week of December 10, keep a watch out for these traffic alerts in the West Texas area.

Traffic signals at Maple, University intersection to flash while crews work in area

Crews will be installing poles and overhead wires at the intersection starting December 10.

DPS investigating fatal accident involving 2 18-wheelers on SH 158

The accident, which occurred east of Midland around the intersection of SH 158 and FM 1379, happened around noon on December 4 and reportedly involved two 18-wheelers.

Traffic alerts for the week of Dec. 3

On the week of December 3, keep a watch out for these road repairs in the West Texas area.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Multi-vehicle crash near Kermit diverts traffic from SH 302, FM 874

DPS is warning drivers that a multi-vehicle crash at the intersection of South Highway 302 and FM 874 is forcing the road to be temporarily closed.

Traffic alerts for the week of Nov. 26

On the week of November 26, keep a watch out for these traffic alerts in the West Texas area.

1 dead after 2-vehicle accident in Reeves Co.

According to DPS, the man crossed the center stripe and entered the other lane, causing him to collide head-on with a 2016 Kenworth truck tractor towing a semi trailer.

Odessa women dead following 2-vehicle crash in Ector Co.

The driver of the vehicle said lost control of his car, which had steering problems, and struck a 2000 GMC Sierra that was legally parked and unattended.

FM 1936 overpass project closes lanes

A project to upgrade and repair the Farm-to-Market 1936 overpass in Ector County began last week.

Midland City Council passes cyclist ordinance

The Midland City Council has passed an ordinance to give cyclists more space on the road.

  Troopers out in full force to keep drivers safe during Thanksgiving week

DPS is reminding people troopers will be patrolling during Thanksgiving week and are providing some safety tips for those traveling this holiday season.

Portions of Mariendfeld street in Midland to close through Nov. 24

Due to utility work in the area a portion of the street will be closed starting on November 20.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Stoplight at Faudree, HWY 80 in Odessa out, causing traffic backups

TxDOT is reportedly working on the light but there is no word on cause at this time.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Rollover causes backups on I-20 near Loop 250 in Midland Co.

DPS has confirmed a truck tractor rolled over on I-20 and has an officer on the way to the scene.

Being a “Good Samaritan” on the highway could be dangerous, even deadly

You see a traffic accident, maybe someone is injured; you want to stop and help. It's human nature, but doing so can be dangerous -- even deadly.

Lane closures, delays expected as Midland crews repair Big Spring street signals following hit-and-run

The affected area of Big Spring Street is between Loop 250 and Wadley Avenue.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Accident backing up traffic on Highway 80 in Midland Co.

Drivers are advised to be careful when driving through the area and find alternate routes if possible.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Incident causes traffic backup on FM 1788, I-20 in Midland Co.

Traffic is backed up at the moment particularly on 1788 so drivers should plan an alternate route accordingly.

TRAFFIC ALERT: MPD, MFD responding to accident at Loop 250, Hwy 80

Midland Police Department and Midland Fire Department are responding to a multiple car accident at Loop 250 and Highway 80.

Midland man dead following 2-vehicle accident involving semi-trailer

The vehicle disregarded a stop sign at the intersection of SH 349 and CR 60, colliding with a truck tractor towing a semi-trailer.

Odessa man dead following 2-vehicle accident in Midland Co.

The man was driving westbound on SH 349 Saturday night but did not have his vehicle's headlights on.

Traffic alerts for the week of Nov. 12

On the week of November 12, keep a watch out for these traffic alerts in the West Texas area.

1 dead following Dawson Co. accident

One man is dead and another is injured following a two car accident Farm to Market 1064 and FM 829, 15 miles northwest of Lamesa.

UTPB to host driver safety Arrive Alive Tour

The University of Texas of the Permian Basin will host UNITE’s Arrive Alive Tour. The tour uses a high-tech simulator, impact video and a number of other resources to educate the public about the dangers of drunk and distracted driving.

TxDOT to add auxiliary lanes on FM 874 the week of Nov. 5

Crews will begin a privately funded project on FM 874 the week of Nov. 5. The project will add auxiliary lanes and turn lanes on FM 874 in Winkler County just west of Highway 115.

I-20 project will alter eastbound ramps near FM 715

A project to reconfigure the eastbound Interstate 20 ramps that service Highway 158 and FM 715 is scheduled to start Monday, Nov. 12, 2018.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Hwy 80 exit to 250 N open

Hwy 80 exit to 250 N reopened.

TRAFFIC ALERT: SH 349 in Midland Co. reopened after accident involving vehicle carrying explosives

According to DPS a vehicle carrying some kind of explosives has rolled over.

Odessa man struck by vehicle killed after failing to yield right-of-way

The pedestrian failed to yield the right of way while crossing the street and was struck by a Chrysler.

Odessa woman dead following 2-vehicle accident

The woman disregarded the stop sign at the intersection of FM 2020 and Knox and struck a trailer being towed.