Commissioners offer bond approval to voters for $100 million in county road improvements

Commissioners offer bond approval to voters for $100 million in county road improvements
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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Lubbock County commissioners have voted to send a bond approval to the voters in May to make improvements to county roads.

This comes after the court approved The Transportation Improvement Plan, outlining the roads in need of work.

The plan identifies 133 projects to be addressed across Lubbock County, totaling around $675 million in costs.

It’s been broken up into different tiers after the Public Works Director spoke with different entities around the county.

Tier 1 is the short range plan, spanning the course of the next one to seven years.

This tier will seek to meet 14 improvement projects on almost 120 miles of roads.

Tiers 2 and 3 are set to take place over the next seven to fifteen years, or sooner as projects allow.

The bond would help pay for nearly $100 million of the project, but not all at once.

The Commissioners voted 3-2, with Commissioners Corley and Seay wanting to wait to put it on the November ballot.

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