TxDOT will begin a project next week to rebuild and widen a segment of west 4th Street from Frankford to Upland Avenue.

The State is paying for the $7.4 million construction project, which will add a continuous left-turn lane, improve the drainage structure, and revamp the roadway surface.

Speed limits along the roadway will be reduced to 45 mph. The project is scheduled for completion in November of 2012.

Also, Lubbock County will be making major improvements to a street in south Lubbock.

Beginning Tuesday, Lubbock County road maintenance will begin work to rebuild Frankford Avenue from Farm-to-Market 1585 to Woodrow Road.

Portions of Frankford Avenue will be closed to through traffic during this project, and crews will begin at Farm-to-Market 1585 and will work their way south. The project will improve the road surface.

Work is expected to be complete by the end of September.