As if we don't have enough construction going on in Midland, TxDOT now reports that a main highway through downtown will soon be under construction.

According to the Midland Reporter-Telegram, TxDOT is calling it a "rehab" of Business Hwy 349 that goes through the city as Big Spring St. to the north and Rankin Hwy. to the south.

It will stretch from Loop 250 to Interstate 20 along the business branch of Hwy 349, but we do have some time before it begins as TxDOT is saying the "rehab" will begin in the Spring of 2023.

This scheduling is causing the City of Midland as they will postpone the reconstruction of Main Street north of downtown will cause too many north-south roads to be under construction at the same time.

City officials say that the construction on "A" Street will be completed by next spring but reconstruction of Garfield will already be going on.

Once all of these projects are done it will make the city's roads much better than what they have become over the past 10 years or so.

But more construction is needed to get all of the roads that are in need of repair done so that the streets will finally be all fixed.

Unfortunately, that will mean that the first projects that are going on now will probably need to be done again if these other projects take a long time.

Makes me want to say, "This will be a great town once they get done building it" which may never come to pass.


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