Social Media Post Causes TxDOT to Repair Overpasses Along I-27
Lubbock residents expressed their concerns on Facebook in a post that went viral locally, showing portions of Interstate 27 that appeared to be damaged near the exit to Shallowater and at Regis Street.
Photos of the portion in question show cracking and deterioration on the southbound exit at Farm to Market road 1294. A second overpass, on I-27 at Regis Street, also showed signs of damage.
EverythingLubbock reached out to the Texas Department of Transportation for a comment and a response was given.
TxDOT states that they knew of the concrete damage a couple weeks ago after a rain storm. They began to plan repair work but while waiting, another rain storm occurred, causing more damage and further delaying repairs. TxDOT began repair work earlier this week to amend the bridge slope as well as damaged concrete.
Crews say work should take approximately two weeks to complete. Due to repairs, the frontage roads around and through the bridges will be closed. Motorists should also expect shoulder closures along I-27 as well.
TxDOT claims that in both cases, the overpasses were safe for drivers. Other than the two areas in question, TxDOT says they're not aware of any other repairs. They also encourage the public to contact them if any damage is seen elsewhere.