Lubbock Loop 88
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Lubbock Loop 88

Project history

Planning for the Lubbock Loop 88 project began nearly a decade ago. As Lubbock continues to grow and expand, so too does the need for additional transportation capacity. The planning of Loop 88 was done in three phases.

Phase 1 involved a feasibility study that explored the need for a new road around the city and concluded with a finding of feasibility for a four-lane divided highway by 2030. Phase 2 involved a 15-month study to select a preferred route for this project using traffic, societal and environmental analyses. Phase 3 consisted of completing the engineering and environmental studies needed for moving ahead with construction. All three phases have been completed and Loop 88 is in the construction phase.

Loop 88 Lubbock project map

Description

Loop 88 project is approximately 12.4 miles long and is located west of US 84. The goal of the project is to improve mobility and reduce congestion in the area as many goods are transported within the region.

The project would convert existing two‐lane rural roadways section to an access‐controlled, six‐lane divided freeway section with frontage roads and ramps.

The Loop 88 project will be completed in segments, and each have different sections and timelines.

Construction schedule (subject to change)

Construction for each segment and section is spread out for funding purposes. The first segment to receive funding and start construction is Segment 3.

  • Sections 3A & 3B Letting – June 2021
  • Section 3C Letting – October 2025
  • Section 3D Letting – October 2027
  • Section 3E Letting – October 2029
  • Sections 3F & 3G Letting – October 2031

Other segments project maps:

Public involvement

The purpose of public involvement is to share project information and updates. TxDOT is committed to working closely with the community on this project. Several public meetings and hearings were held on this project, and now TxDOT is committed to providing construction updates to the public.

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