LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A major road in northwest Lubbock is set to close for more than a year. Starting Wednesday drivers will be diverted to frontage roads near west loop 289 and 4th street in order to complete the Northwest Passage Project.
The $28 million dollar project is funded partly by the city and from federal stimulus money.
Traffic will be detoured onto frontage roads and the Texas Department of Transportation is asking drivers to be patient because in the end they say it will pay off. "It's going to be rough because for 15 months traffic will be diverted onto the frontage roads," says Dianah Ascencio with TxDot.
Tonight at ten, NewsChannel 11 takes a closer look at expected road closures and if you commute in the area what you need to know.
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