Portion of FM 1788 near Loop 40 to be closed on Monday

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MIDLAND COUNTY -- A traffic alert for Midland County residents who take FM 1788 on their commute.

Beginning Monday a portion of FM 1788 will be closed near Loop 40 while crews work to improve a 4-mile section of 1788 between Highway 191 and Business 20.

In this portion of the county, FM 1788 is also known as Highway 349.

According to TXDOT, this project is looking to accomplish two things, it will add a continuous left turn land to the section north of Loop 40. This will allow for added safety for turning.

Another goal it is set to accomplish is the rejuvenation of the roadway, allowing for a smoother commute.

The speed limit in the area will be reduced to 45 MPH, along with a width restriction of 11 feet.

This project is expected to be complete in early 2018.