PERMIAN BASIN MPO
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and development of a safe, efficient multimodal transportation system.
Motorists on I-20 in Midland County will see another traffic change when a project to tear down the existing bridge and replace it with a new one at Cotton Flat Road begins the week of Sept. 26.
A $25 million federal BUILD grant is paying for part of the $68.5 million project. The BUILD grant came with scheduling mandates which is why TxDOT will have three consecutive overpass projects going simultaneously along the I-20 corridor in Midland County.
The first phase of work will consist of service road improvements on either side of Cotton Flat. The work will stretch to SH 349 to the east and dovetail with the Midkiff project to the west. The service roads will be down to one lane in each direction. The north service road will be one way westbound; the south service road will be one way eastbound.
In the first phase, a concrete barrier will separate traffic on the service road from workers widening the road to the inside. The Cotton Flat bridge will remain open in this first phase.
Once the frontage roads are widened to three lanes in each direction, the main lane traffic will be moved to the service road for construction of the new overpass that will carry I-20 main lanes over an improved Cotton Flat Road bridge similar to the Midkiff Road bridge to the west.
The existing Cotton Flat Road configuration requires a different construction approach than the Midkiff and CR 1250 projects. The existing Cotton Flat bridge will be removed early in the project timeline. The existing bridge support structure needs to be removed to accommodate three lanes on the service roads.
On January 17th, 2023. The Policy Board met and signed the Performance Measures Resolution on Safety:
On May 15th, 2023, the Permian Basin MPO presented their 2020-2022 Crash Report to the MPO Policy Board:
Shale Energy Conference
The conference took place from Wednesday June 8th to Thursday, June 9th, 2022. Over 300 attendees were registered. Many attendees came by our booth to discuss transportation, growth in the region, and needs related to their industry specialty. The presenters were excellent and Bill Frawley, TTI, was able to join us as well.
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9601 Wright Dr. Ste 1
Midland, Texas 79711
P.O. Box 60916
Midland, TX 79711