The Tradewinds Blvd. Project that was put on hold is now back on with the approval of a new development contract approved by Midland City Council on Tuesday.

According to NewsWest 9, the new development will extend Tradewinds Blvd. from Thomason, where it currently dead ends, all the way down to Hwy 80 (aka Business Loop 20) by Cinergy.

That way it will provide development opportunities south along Tradewinds and Loop 250.

City of Midland Councilman Spencer Robnett said in a statement, "The Tradewinds project has been in the works for quite some time. We were able to leverage City of Midland funds and MDC funds to open up a new corridor on the west side of town which will do a lot of things but will importantly spur growth in an area that didn't have road access to date."

The price tag on the project will be more than $8 million with the Midland Development Corporation (MDC) contributing more than $4 million of that.

Construction on the project is scheduled to start in the upcoming weeks.

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