TxDOT to host groundbreaking for I-20 widening

TxDOT will break ground on the I-20 widening project at 10 a.m. May 13. With long-term mobility and safety improvements on the way, TxDOT is building for future growth in the region, a news release said.

Starting with the ceremonial groundbreaking, TxDOT will begin construction of $424 million in improvements to I-20 in Midland/Odessa. The first project to break ground (Segment #2) is between east of JBS Parkway to east of CR 1300, a length of approximately five miles. Segment #3 extends into Midland towards CR 1250 and will begin construction later this summer.

The I-20 Widening Project will enhance operation and safety, reduce traffic congestion, and improve roadway connectivity along the I-20 corridor. Major improvements include additional main lanes, new interchanges, ramp reconfiguration, and conversion of two-way frontage roads to one-way operation. The project is anticipated to be fully open to traffic in 2028.

The traveling public can learn more about travel time through I-20 construction at basin20.org.