More than 240 miles of state roadways in the Lubbock district will be seal coated soon.

Certain roadways in Bailey, Cochran, Crosby, Dawson, Floyd, Gaines, Garza, Hale, Hockley, Lamb, Lubbock, Lynn, Parmer, Terry, and Yoakum counties will receive $10.57 million worth of the preventative maintenance work in July and August.

The seal coat operations will begin on the week of July 9th and will continue through late August. The first roadway to be seal coated will be US 62/82 in Crosby County from the Lubbock County line to four miles east of Ralls.

TxDOT says that the roadway benefit of seal coating is a waterproof surface that keeps the roadbed from being weakened, and also adds an improved non-skid surface in wet or icy conditions, as well as an anti-glare and increased reflective surface.

Other roads to be seal coated are:

Bailey County—SH 214
Cochran County—SH 214 and SH 125
Crosby County—US 82, US 62 and Farm-to-Market 651
Dawson County— Farm-to-Market 1210
Floyd County—US 62/70
Gaines—SH 214 and Farm-to-Market 1780
Garza County—SH 207 and two sections US 380
Hale County— Farm-to-Market 3466 and SH 194
Hockley County— Farm-to-Market 1585 and US 62/82
Lamb County—US 385 and Farm-to-Market 1055
Lubbock County— Farm-to-Market 2641, Farm-to-Market 2528, Spur 326 and a portion of the I-27 frontage roads
Lynn County— Farm-to-Market 211
Parmer County—US 70/84 and Farm-to-Market 145
Terry County—SH 137
Yoakum County— Farm-to-Market 1780

Motorists can expect lane closures in these areas, and a pilot car to guide traffic through the work zone.