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Lubbock road improvements approved

Several road infrastructure projects were approved by Lubbock Metropolitan Planning Organization’s transportation policy committee yesterday during the committee’s regular meeting.

The eight approved projects for the 2015-18 Transportation Improvement Program are: Continuing to rebuild 34th Street, with special attention to the stretch of the road between Quaker and Indiana avenues; Adding landscaping improvements along University Avenue between Marsha Sharp Freeway and Amherst Street; Continuing to rebuild Erskine Street, with between Texas Tech Parkway and Indiana Avenue; Widening a stretch of 98th Street from University Avenue to U.S. 87; Raising the median on Avenue Q from 19th to 50th Street; the construction of a cable barrier off Interstate 27 a mile north of U.S. 84; the addition of cable barrier off Loop 289 near Avenue U; and improving the traffic signal operation at the intersection of U.S. 84 and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

The committee also approved an additional $1 million for a renovations project on S. Slide Road as part of the current 2013-16 Transportation Improvement Program.

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