The City of Midland will hold a public meeting to discuss the COMPASS Project on Thursday, May 7 in the cafeteria of Midland Freshman High School (101 E Gist Ave.).
Engineers will be available to answer questions from the public regarding the upcoming improvements during an open house starting from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
The COMPASS project is intended to improve paving and drainage issues, predominately on the south and east side of the city. The improvements in this phase of the project include adding curb and gutter, sidewalks, handicap ramps and asphalt resurfacing, targeting streets near Midland Freshman High School and the Walmart on Interstate 20.
Several roads have already been repaired through the program that began in 2013, many of which were annexed into city limits and did not meet city standards. Roads that have received recent upgrades include West Stokes Avenue and South Colorado and Belmont Streets, just east of Rankin Highway. The projects have facilitated easier pedestrian access through neighborhoods and improved infrastructure through improving or adding sidewalks, curbs, and street pavement.
Maps and drawings regarding the project will be displayed at the public meeting. In addition, display materials will be available in Suite 510 at City Hall (300 N. Loraine). Anyone interested in attending the public meeting who has special communication needs or requires physical accommodations is encouraged to call 432-685-7593 at least three days before the meeting.###
Media Contact: Engineering Services Director Jose Ortiz