2016 saw another important leap forward for MOTRAN with the expansion of US 385 announced by TXDOT.
The move came as part of Unified Transportation Plan revisions which authorized the department to update previous planning work on the 2 lane stretch between Crane and McCamey, as well as provide funding for the first two phases of construction on the project.
Past MOTRAN Chairman Trey Crutcher stated, “Completing this segment of the trunk system is critical to Odessa and the Permian Basin. This will help us continue our efforts on La Entrada al Pacifico, as well as provide a 4 lane divided route between I-20 and I-10, to facilitate the needs of the energy sector.”
The Odessa District is working with consultants to update the topography and right-of-way maps, and construction on the first phase of the project is slated to begin in January of 2018, with a total projected cost of just over $56 million.