TxDoT Unveils Detailed Plans for the Loop 88 Project
Detailed plans for the Loop 88 project in Lubbock were revealed at a public meeting on Tuesday.
As Lubbock continues to expand further south and west, Loop 88 would connect parts of Lubbock that Loop 289 doesn’t reach.
Loop 88 would also potentially extend as far as Shallowater, Slaton, Wolfforth and Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport.
The full project is expected to span 36 miles in length and TxDoT has already begun notifying home and landowners that would be affected by future construction.
The new Loop would be made up of four main segments:
- Segment 1 and 2 would connect to US 84 in Shallowater and US 62/82 in Wolfforth
- Segment 3 would connect US 62/82 in Wolfforth to US 87 in South Lubbock
- Segment 4 would connect South Lubbock’s US 87 to US 84 in Slaton
The city is currently in phase 3, the final phase, of the Loop 88 corridor study, which is comprised of engineering and environmental studies.
Construction of Loop 88 in its entirety could take 12 to 15 years to complete and TxDoT may begin construction as soon as 2021.
For complete project details, click HERE.