Contractor: Reece Albert, Inc.
Structural Engineer: S&B Infrastructure Ltd.
John Ben Sheppard Parkway / BI US Interstate 20
Ector County, Texas
The John Ben Shepperd Parkway is an innovative design that enhances public safety, and improves traffic flow for travelers in Odessa, TX. The elevated four-way interchange is an overpass with traffic signals that traverses the Union Pacific Railroad line passing through Ector County. Additionally, the interchange feeds traffic more directly into US Interstate 20. Access for pedestrian traffic was integrated into the design as well. The structure consists of 60 steel girders symmetrically positioned and curved on the perimeter. A total of 300 pieces required for this bolted structure were fabricated strictly to tolerance to allow efficient construction fit-up and safe working conditions for field crews.