MIDLOTHIAN Ground has broken on a TxDOT project that will improve safety on FM 1387 by removing two curves and straightening the footprint of the roadway.

The project is between Kensington Drive and Walnut Grove in front of Midlothian Heritage High School.

The City of Midlothian is funding the project and the contract was awarded to Tiseo Paving, Co. with a winning bid of $4.09 million.

Although the project will not be complete until December 2014, the roadway is expected to be open to traffic by the time school opens in August of 2014.

Road conditions and traffic updates are available on the drivetexas.org website, on Facebook, www.facebook.com/txdot and Twitter, www.twitter.com/txdot or www.twitter.com/txdotdallaspio.

For more information, contact TxDOT Dallas District PIO Michelle Releford at michelle.releford@txdot.gov or 214-320-4485.