Starting this week, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will be making several traffic changes in Northwest Lubbock.
The Lubbock Metropolitan Planning Organization submitted a funding request from the Texas Department of Transportation for $750,000.
A heavily traveled route for West Texans and area residents heading to Abilene and the DFW area will be closed in Mid-November.
Since this date, at least one person has died every day on a Texas highway or roadway, bringing the total to 41,252 fatalities, almost the size of the population in San Marcos.
The closure will allow Lubbock Power and Light to remove the overhead power lines that span across the roadway, and crews say the work could take up to an hour to complete.
Crews will remove the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad tracks that span across the roadway.
They decided that improving both sides of the street would be best, and to make enhancements to the area such as sidewalk improvements, curb and gutter replacements, driveway work, alley returns, and ramps for the disabled.
TxDOT is holding the public hearing on a project that will make improvements to the Milwaukee Avenue intersections at the Marsha Sharp Freeway and Spur 327.
A Lubbock native has received a state transportation honor. Steve Warren, Lubbock District transportation, planning and development director, has been honored with the Gibb Gilchrist Award at the 86th Annual Texas Department of Transportation Short-Course conference.
Lane closures are scheduled for South Loop 289 starting tomorrow morning. The main lanes of South Loop 289 just east of University will reduce traffic down to one lane beginning at 9am.