Avenue Q (US 84) Lubbock County
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TxDOT Lubbock District and the City of Lubbock are proposing to improve Avenue Q (US 84) from US 82 (Marsha Sharp) to 19th Street in Lubbock, Texas. The project purpose is to improve safety and traffic flow by adding raised medians, adding on-street parking, upgrading lighting, eliminating traffic signals, and updating pedestrian facilities along Ave. Q. This project is in partnership with the City of Lubbock, the Downtown Lubbock Task Force, TxDOT, and the Federal Highway Administration.

Current Conditions

Ave. Q (US 84) is a seven-lane undivided roadway with three lanes in each direction and a center-turn lane.  There are seven signalized intersections along the two-mile corridor.  There are approximately 18,000 vehicles per day that utilize Ave Q.

Project Background

  • Due to the pedestrian fatalities along the corridor, there is a need to improve safety
  • The seven-lane undivided roadway does not provide a safe area for pedestrians crossing Ave. Q
  • The current roadway has a mix of on street parking and no-parking areas
  • Ave. Q may benefit from improving the appearance to coincide with downtown Lubbock improvements

Proposed Improvements

  • Add a raised-center median with turn lanes at Mac Davis, Glenna Goodacre, Broadway, 15th, 17th, and 19th Streets; the medians may have planters for vegetation
  • Replace the existing lighting with new LED lights
  • Remove the traffic signals at 10th, Main and 13th streets
  • Replace the sidewalks and driveways to meet the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) specifications
  • Add curb bulbouts (extended curbs) at the signals to help separate on-street parking and allow shorter pedestrian crossing distances

Next Steps

  • Schedule first public meeting early 2020
  • Conduct environmental studies
  • Conduct secondary public meeting/public hearing as needed
  • Approval of environmental studies
  • Anticipated construction activities to begin in early winter 2020 upon approval; construction is expected to last 12 months

Get Involved

  • Public Meeting – Jan. XX, 2020 (will provide a hyperlink to the online notice once available)


Contact Us

Reference the following project number: 0053-18-048
Public Information Office
Lubbock District
135 Slaton Road
Lubbock, TX 79404
(806) 748-4472


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