Construction, maintenance projects planned for Abilene, Taylor County this week

ABILENE, Texas - A number of construction and maintenance projects are planned for Abilene and Taylor County this week.

The following is an excerpt from a Texas Department of Transportation press release regarding planned construction and maintenance projects for Abilene and Taylor County from Jan. 27-31:

Abilene Area Office construction projects:

1. Winters Freeway and other area highways: Crews will be crack sealing various locations along Winters Freeway this weekend, Jan. 25-26. Other highways throughout the area will be treated in the coming weeks.

2. I-20 frontage roads from Pine Street to Loop 322: Work continues on the outside lanes between FM 600 and SH 351

3. Loop 322 from Lytle Creek to Maple Street: Work continues to convert frontage roads to one-way operation. Inside lanes nearest the freeway are closed. Crews continue working on culverts and retaining walls for the turnarounds at Oldham and Industrial streets, as well as building a new exit ramp for Industrial from the southbound lanes of the freeway.

4. Rainy Creek Bridge, E. US 80 east of Loop 322: Work to replace the bridge continues. Traffic is limited to one lane in each direction.

Taylor County Maintenance Office projects:

1. FM 707 north of I-20: Blade level-up.

2. Treadaway Boulevard between South 14th and Industrial Boulevard: Remove silt.

3. FM 1235 north of Buffalo Gap: Blade level-up.

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