ODESSA – A project to install traffic signals and rehabilitate a section of East Loop 338 south of Business Interstate 20 is scheduled to start the week of April 17. The project will also make improvements on frontage roads in the immediate vicinity.
The project focuses on East Loop 338 between Trunk Street and Business Interstate 20 in Ector County. The proposed improvements are needed to address increased commercial traffic in the area.
The project incluldes installation of a traffic signal on East Loop 338 at Trunk Street (also known as Frontier Street to the west). The frontage roads between Trunk Street and Cargo Road will be rebuilt, as will the section of Cargo Road that goes under the East Loop 338 overpass that spans BI-20. Sections of the main lanes will also be rebuilt.
The first phase of the project focuses on Cargo Road. The second phase will focus on the east frontage road. The third phase will focus on the west frontage road. Main lane work will be the last phase.
One-way traffic scenarios will be employed at various stages, so motorists need to be vigilent in watching for traffic patttern changes. Motorists are reminded that they are required to follow any warning signs or flaggers encountered in the work zone.
A width restriction of 12 feet will be in place for the duration of the project.
Union Pacific is a key funding partner in the project.
Reece Albert Inc. of Midalnd and San Angelo won the project with a low bid of $2,347,299. The project is scheduled to be completed in November.
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