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One thing is for sure in West Texas-traffic is definitely picking up around here. As oil prices remain pretty stead or go up-and oil companies are hiring and expanding once again-we're starting to feel it on the roads. Commercial and private traffic is increasing. Which begs the question--what actually IS the longest street in Odessa? Talking with someone at the Streets department on the phone--they agreed with me that it's probably 42nd street. There certainly never is a shortage of traffic during the day. They thought it could be a tie between 42nd and Andrews Highway.

I'd say it's pretty close--between 42nd street and 385/Andrews Highway/Grant... When you come across from Midland into Odessa on 191 and it turns right into 42nd street--it goes all the way thru town and back out again... There's University, which runs parallel to and runs about as long as 42nd street...

UNIVERSITY ST

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Running from Loop 338 to Highway 866--University Boulevard goes right thru the center of Odessa.

ANDREWS HIGHWAY

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Andrews Highway runs north-south thru the city and changes names-on the north end it's 385, and to the south it's Grant.

42ND STREET

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From the end of 191 to 866 this goes thru the north-central part of Odessa, parallel to University street. There are so many businesses on 42nd right as you enter town from 191, it's too many to mention--including Music City Mall. Tell us what YOU think--what is the longest street in Odessa--if you had to pick just ONE? Comment below. Next up: Midland.

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