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.
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will continue work on a $6.8 million project on the southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 87 between Farm to Market Road 1585 to the Lynn County line.
The closure will allow work crews to finish repairs that will address pavement and ride quality issues.
Crews will be addressing pavement and ride quality issues during the closure.
The Texas Department of Transportation will close the northbound I-27 exit ramp to the Marsha Sharp Freeway, so that crews can remove a portable traffic barrier.
The Texas Department of Transportation recently orchestrated a pilot project in Houston, where a private contractor bid a maintenance contract, and saved the state about $10 million, which is about 30 percent of what the work would cost using the traditional approach.
Local law enforcement will use a giant simulated jail cell on wheels for the backdrop of the announcement of an effort to increase DWI enforcement during the Labor Day weekend.
The organization’s new “Drive Friendly. Drive Safe” campaign is designed to highlight some of the driving behaviors that continue to cause issues on our roadways.
The group says that hundreds of projects to add shoulders and width on more than 1,000 miles of rural, two-lane highways have made them much safer.