ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – Abilene commuters may need to find a different route to work Wednesday morning due to equipment transport.

According to the City of Abilene, the transportation of equipment from Rentech Boiler Systems will temporarily close a stretch of I-20 beginning at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 15.

The transport will be travelling east down I-20 Frontage Road to Highway 351, then East Highway 80 to Buck Creek Road. Later, it will make a U-turn and travel west on I-20 to Highway 351, according to the Texas Department of Transportation Abilene District.

The closure includes the westbound lanes of I-20 at Elmdale Road and State Highway 351, from I-20 to East Lake Road.

Intersections affected:

  • Highway 351 at Walmart entrance
  • Highway 351 at Enterprise Drive
  • Highway 351 at East Lake Road

The main lines of I-20 will remain open.

The good news is, the closure is expected to only take 30 minutes and roads should be reopen by 8:00 a.m.

For questions or comments, contact TxDOT at (325) 676-6927.