I-20 project will reconfigure Midkiff Road interchange

30-month project to rebuild overpass begins week of July 5

MIDLAND A project to reconfigure the intersection of Interstate 20 and Midkiff Road is scheduled to begin the week of July 5, a Texas Department of Transportation press release detailed.

Warning signs and some traffic control devices may already reportedly be stationed in the area. The Midkiff Road project is scheduled to be completed in winter of 2023.

This project will demolish the existing overpass and build one that takes I-20 over Midkiff Road, the press release stated. The project will also reconfigure on and off ramps to improve safety and traffic flow in the area. Service road improvements and drainage improvements also will be part of the project.

The Midkiff project is reportedly adjacent to a project that is building a new intersection at I-20 and County Road 1250. The two projects will effectively have a combined construction work zone stretching from FM 1788 to 0.25 miles east of Midkiff Road.

During construction, speed limits are reduced on both projects, the press release stated. Every effort will be made to keep two main lanes open in both directions – though they will be offset from their existing locations. The service roads on both projects will be under construction and periodically closed to through traffic between FM 1788 and Midkiff Road. Warning signs will offer guidance since only local traffic accessing businesses should travel within these service road work zones.

James Construction Group LLC of Baton Rouge, La., won the Midkiff overpass project with a low bid of approximately $36.3 million.