District-wide Safety Project Begins April 11


Contact: Dianah Ascencio

Phone: (806) 748-4472

Date: April 10, 2018


LUBBOCK – Work on a $1.04 million Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) project to add rumble strips, restripe and fog seal various roadways in the Lubbock District is scheduled to start tomorrow, April 11. Contractor Double A Contracting, L.P., from Odessa, will begin work along SH 137 in Dawson County.

“More than 302 miles in 10 Lubbock District counties will see safety improvements made,” said Jeremy Dearing, P.E., TxDOT traffic engineer. “Rumble strips with be milled into either the roadway shoulder or centerline. Shoulder rumble strips are placed just beyond the edgeline to warn drivers that they are entering a part of the road not intended for normal traffic use. Centerline rumble strips are placed on the centerline of undivided highways to warn drivers that they are leaving their intended lane of travel and to reduce head-on collisions.”

Various locations along these roadways are included in the project:

  • Castro County—US 385
  • Cochran County—SH 214
  • Dawson County—SH 137, US 180
  • Gaines County—US 180, SH 214
  • Hockley County—SH 114
  • Lamb County—US 385
  • Lubbock County—FM 400
  • Parmer County—SH 21, SH 86
  • Terry County—US 385
  • Yoakum County—SH 214, SH 83                                                                   

Motorists should expect delays and are asked to slow down and drive with caution through the work zone for their safety and the safety of the workers. Work is expected to wrap-up at the end of June and will take place weather permitting.

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