LUBBOCK — Motorists traveling south Loop 289 frontage roads next week should anticipate various lane and intersection closures as the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) begins a project to resurface the south Loop frontage roads and turnarounds, from I-27 to just west of Slide Road. The $7.5 million project will also make roadway repairs to a portion of the west Loop 289 mainlanes at 34th Street.
Project contractor J. Lee Milligan, of Amarillo, Texas, is scheduled to begin work Sunday night, June 4, to mill the frontage roads intersections and then resurface with asphalt hotmix, said Stuart Withington, P.E., TxDOT’s Lubbock Area assistant engineer.
“Work to resurface the major intersections and turnarounds is up first on the construction schedule,” Withington said. “To minimize the impact to traffic on this busy roadway, the majority of intersection work will take place overnight, but nighttime traffic should still expect lane closures and detours.”
Evening work is expected to begin around 7 p.m. and conclude each morning by 6 a.m.
Work on the frontage road (straight-away) lanes, has been scheduled as daytime work and will require various lane closures, ramp closures, turning restrictions and delays. Lane closures are also planned during the west Loop 289 mainlane work. Drivers are advised to pay attention and slow down as they enter the work area for their safety and the safety of the workers.
Work will take place weather permitting. Construction is anticipated to wrap-up in late-September 2017.
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