A project is set to begin on Hwy 191 that could cause some traffic delays and closed lanes that you should be aware of.

According to the Midland Reporter-Telegram, the project is to put up about 13 miles of high tension cable barrier in the median of Hwy 191 between the main lanes.

The project will begin at east Loop 338 in Odessa and will end about a half mile west of Loop 250 in Midland.

The project will be done in two mile segments and lane closures are expected during the construction of the high tension cable barrier.

Plans on the construction state that lane closures will not happen before 8am and will not go past 5pm, so that is good for all of us commuters along Hwy 191.

But of course if there are any unforeseen circumstances, there may have to be exceptions to that rule.

Beware of large cement trucks and large commercial vehicles entering and exiting the roadway during the project.

This project is to curb people from deciding to make a U-turn in the median which is illegal in the first place.

If you have ever pulled off on the side of the main lanes of Hwy 191, there are still parts of the mesquite trees they mow down regularly which have large thorns which could stab into your tires.

So beware as you are traveling up and down Hwy 191 for the next few months while the project is going on.

The project is expected to be completed by Fall 2021.

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