Various Construction Projects Begin on October 11th in Lubbock and Gaines County
A few construction projects are beginning on Monday, October 11th in Lubbock as well as West Texas.
INDIANA AVENUE ROADWAY IMPROVEMENTS
Beginning at 7 a.m., roadway improvements along Indiana Avenue between 130th Street and 146th Street will continue. The western portion of the intersection at 135th and Indiana will be closed temporarily, restricting access on 135th Street between Indiana and Memphis. Drivers are urged to avoid the area if possible.
US 87/FM 41 BRIDGE PROJECT IN SOUTHERN LUBBOCK COUNTY
The Texas Department of Transportation is setting barricades and preparing to start work along US 87 in southern Lubbock County. The $21.6 million project will consist of rebuilding the whole US 87/FM 41 intersection by building a new US 87 bridge, entrance and exit ramps, turn-arounds, and lighting.
Drivers should expect traffic changes and detours at the intersection of FM 41 and US 87. East and Westbound FM 41 traffic will not have access to US 87 beginning the week of October 18th, resulting in detours. US 87 traffic accessing FM 41 as well as FM 41 traffic connecting with US 87 will be detoured at FM 1585 and FM 211. Officials say the detours will be in place until summer 2022.
Other notable traffic changes include all lanes along US 87 through the work zone will have speed reduced to 60 mph.
Work is scheduled to be completed by October 2024.
SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS ALONG US 62/385 AND US 62/180 IN GAINES COUNTY
The Texas Department of Transportation plans to begin improvements to nearly 40 miles of US 62/385 from Seminole to Seagraves and US 62/180 from the Seminole city limits to the New Mexico State Line. The $8.8 million project consists of installing cable median barriers as well as enhancing overall safety features. Several crossovers will also be removed.
Drivers should expect shoulder and inside lane closures along US 62 throughout the duration of the project.
Work is estimated to be completed by the end of 2021.