The Texas Transportation Commission approved six projects worth $22.8 million for the 12-county Odessa District, including two funded by Proposition 1, according to a Monday release from the Texas Department of Transportation.
The six projects approved from the July bid openings are:
— A project to resurface approximately 2.5 miles of West Loop 338 from Kermit Highway going north was awarded to Jones Brothers Dirt and Paving of Odessa on a low bid of $3.58 million.
— A project to widen Fairgrounds Road in Midland to five lanes between Loop 250 and East Pecan. The City of Midland and the Midland Odessa Transportation Organization (MOTOR) are paying for the project. The project was awarded to Reece Albert Inc. on a low bid of $6.2 million.
— A project to resurface and add passing lanes to nearly nine miles of Highway 349 in Upton County was awarded to Reece Albert Inc. on a low bid of $9.07 million.
— A project to add a left turn lane on FM 715 at Interstate 20 in Midland County was awarded to Salinas Construction Technologies of Pleasanton, Texas, on a low bid of $315,583.64.
— A project to repair and make safety improvements to a culvert on U.S. Highway 67 4.6 miles north of Interstate 10. The project was awarded to Austin Engineering Co. Inc. of Austin on a low bid of $381,100.
— A non-site specific call-out contract for traffic signals with locations still to be determined was awarded to Willis Electric of Abilene on a low bid of $3.25 million.
None of the six projects have construction timelines established, according to the TxDOT release.
The West Loop 338 project in Odessa and the Abilene traffic signal project were funded by Proposition 1, according to the release. The proposition, approved in November, dedicates a portion of oil and gas tax revenue to the state for the state highway fund.
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