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Texas Transportation Commissioners approve $2.5B for Permian Basin road projects

Planned projects include completely rebuilding I-20 as well as building and improving intersections on Loop 338.
Credit: sumanamul15

TEXAS, USA — The Texas Transportation Commissioners voted unanimously to approve $2.5 billion for transportation projects in the Odessa TxDOT district.

The approval is part of the Unified Transportation Program, a ten-year plan the Transportation Commission approves every year.

According to a press release from State Representative Brooks Landgraf, the 2021 UTP includes plans to completely rebuild I-20. It also hopes to build and improve intersections on Loop 338 and widen US 385 and SH 115.

"I'm thankful to the Chairman Bugg and the rest of the commissioners for continuing to prioritize transportation infrastructure in the Permian Basin," said Landgraf, who advocated for the plan in Austin.

"The 2021 UTP funding distribution of $2.5 billion represents a new high-water mark for the Odessa TxDOT District and we continue to build on our momentum to have safer roads in West Texas." 

For more information on the new UTP plan as well as previous years' plans, you can visit the TxDOT website.