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19th Street Project to Make Road and Pedestrian Safety Improvements
Contact: Dianah Ascencio
Phone: (806) 748-4472
Date: Feb. 24, 2017

LUBBOCK – The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is scheduled to begin construction next week on a $2.62 million project that will make roadway and pedestrian safety improvements to US 62 (SH 114/19th Street) in the city of Lubbock. Project limits are from University to Memphis Avenue, and a small segment of US 82, from US 62 to TTU Parkway.

“The project will make improvements to the existing medians, create a shared-use path for pedestrians and bicycles, update curbs and ramps to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards, roadway striping, some roadway improvements in selected areas and landscaping improvements,” said Ed Goebel, P.E., Lubbock District director of construction. “Landscaping improvements are also part of the project. We have partnered with Texas Tech University and the city of Lubbock to provide landscaping and continued maintenance.”

Contractor Allen Butler Construction, Inc., of Ransom Canyon, is scheduled to begin setting traffic control along 19th Street on Wednesday, March 1.

“Drivers should anticipate various lane closures throughout the project’s duration. While we do not have any planned closures for the major intersections, motorists should expect delays and slow moving traffic in the work zone,” Goebel said. “We’d also like to make drivers aware that speed limits along the project limits will be lowered by 10 mph during construction.”

Motorists are advised to slow down and watch out for workers and construction vehicles entering and exiting the work zone. The project is anticipated to be completed in early August 2017.

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