Contact: Dianah Ascencio

Phone: (806) 748-4472

Date: March 7, 2019


LUBBOCK – Motorists traveling I-27 in Lubbock and Hale counties over the next several months can anticipate construction crews working near the mainlanes as the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) begins a $1.68 million project to update the lighting along the interstate.

Project limits are from FM 2641 in Lubbock County to East First Street in Hale Center in Hale County.

Contractor American Lighting and Signalization, LLC, of Dallas, Texas, is scheduled to begin work Wednesday, March 13, to replace the underground conduits, drill shafts, pour concrete for the new light pole foundations and update the lighting.

While the majority of the work will take place off the mainlanes, drivers should anticipate possible mainlane shoulder, ramp and frontage road closures. No nighttime closures are planned.

Motorists are urged to stay alert and minimize distractions when entering the work zone for their safety and the safety of the workers.

Work will take place weather permitting. The project is scheduled to wrap up in late-September 2019.

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