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Newswest 9 | Midland, Texas | newswest9.com

Project to expand portion of I-20 given green light

The $340 million project will expand a section of I-20 from four lanes to six lanes.

ECTOR COUNTY, Texas — West Texas drivers received good news Tuesday.

The Texas Transportation Commission has given the green light for the Permian Basin Metropolitan Planning Organization's plan to expand I-20.

The plan will involve expanding a section of the highway from four lanes to six lanes.

This section will run from JBS Parkway in Odessa to east of Highway 349/Rankin Highway in Midland.

The project is estimated to cost around $340 million dollars.

However the project won't be happening right now. It is expected to be undertaken sometime between 2025 to 2030.

For more information on projects like this you can visit the Permian Basin MPO website.