Some new transportation projects were granted funding and are expected to begin in the next few years.

According to the Midland Reporter-Telegram, the Permian Basin Metropolitan Planning Organization just drafted plans for some priority projects that just got funding for the Midland/Odessa area.

The areas funded and ready for construction in the next few years are:

  • Construction of a new interchange on U.S. Highway 385 at Loop 338 in Ector County: $17.7 million.
  • Reconfiguration of the interchanges on Interstate 20 from Lamesa Road to FM 715 in Midland County: $4.5 million.
  • Construction of a new interchange on I-20 at County Road 1250 in Midland County: $19.84 million.
  • Construction of a new interchange on Loop 250 at CR 1150 and CR 60 in Midland County: $21.5 million.
  • Construction of a new interchange on Loop 338 at Yukon Road in Ector County: $19.2 million.
  • Ramp reconfigurations in the area of Loop 250 and State Highway 191 in Midland County: $6.26 million.

Those projects are scheduled to begin in the next three years.