Lubbock Loop 88
Phase 1 involved a feasibility study that explored the need for a new road around the city and included the south and west side of Lubbock, from US 84 northwest to US 84 southeast of the city. The feasibility study focused on the need for a new road and its impact on the area. Three public meetings were conducted. Existing roadways were evaluated, funding options were explored and all alternatives were considered, including the option to defer the project. The first phase concluded in 2010 with a finding of feasibility for a four-lane divided highway in 2030. The findings allowed for the study to progress to phase 2 to conduct additional analysis to identify a specific route for the proposed highway facility.
Phase 2 involved a 15-month study to determine a Preferred Route, summarizing the route study process including traffic, societal and environmental analyses. The report details the established final route and includes public input/comments received during three public meetings held in February, June and August, 2014.
Currently we are in Phase 3 of the corridor study. This phase consists of the engineering and environmental studies. During this phase the final alignments are presented for the preferred alignment. Studies are conducted to define environmental impacts to both the natural and human environment. Public input/comments are part of the public involvement process. Loop 88 is divided into four segments: Segment 1 and 2: US 84 (Shallowater) to US 62/82 (Wolfforth); Segment 3: US 62/82 (Wolfforth) to US 87 (South Lubbock); and Segment 4: US 87 (South Lubbock) to US 84 (Slaton).