Funding for a number of street projects has been approved for the Lubbock area.

The Texas Transportation Commission approved several projects totaling more than $1.98 million in roadway improvements and construction for some roadways in the Lubbock District during their meeting last week.

TxDOT announced that major drainage and channel improvements will be made to Farm-to-Market 669 in Garza County in a project that will cost nearly $511,000.

An advance Warning End of Green traffic signal will be installed on US 84 at Frankford Avenue in Lubbock County, which will cost nearly $136,000.

More than $1.3 million in road safety and lighting improvements to various roads across the Lubbock District was also approved at the TTC’s June 27th meeting.

“In a state as vast as Texas, it’s imperative to not only have reliable roadways connecting our rural and urban citizens, but also to be diligent in designing and maintaining them with safety in mind,” said TTC Commissioner Fred Underwood.

Lubbock District projects were among 56 projects statewide approved by the TTC.