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New Cotton Flat Bridge project to demolish old bridges

The new project will replace the old bridge and build a new bridge over I-20 that goes over Cotton Flat Road.
Credit: TxDOT

MIDLAND, Texas — Starting on September 26, a new project will begin in Midland County involving a new I-20 bridge that will be going over Cotton Flat Road. 

The project will cost $68.5 Million and a BUILD grant of $25 Million will pay for portion of the project. The first phase of the project will consist of working on the service roads on either side of Cotton Flat Road. 

A concrete barrier will also separate traffic from workers widening the road to the inside. The service roads will also be down to one lane in each direction. The North service road will be one way going westbound, while the South service road will be one way going eastbound. 

Once the frontage roads are widened into three lanes, the main traffic lane will be moved to the service road, while they continue to work on the new Cotton Flat Road Bridge. 

As part of this project, the bridge will be demolished on Dec. 16. To prepare for this, the bridge crossing I-20 will be closed starting Nov. 28.

After this is done, the Midkiff bridge will be closed and demolished in early 2023.

The project is expected to be finished by Spring of 2025.

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