South Loop 289 frontage road improvement project to begin Sunday - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/24/10

South Loop 289 frontage road improvement project to begin Sunday

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will begin work on a $1.6 million project to make improvements to the South Loop 289 frontage roads on Sunday, August 29.

The road work will be from Slide Road (FM 1730) to Interstate 27 on the frontage road and will be performed primarily during over-night hours and is expected to take four to five weeks to complete. "They are actually doing some seal coat, some overlaying, and some stripping on the frontage roads, it's a little bit more intense then your normal preventable maintenance, but it's the type of work that is going to extend the life of the pavement," said Dianah Ascencio, Texas Department of Transportation.

Crews are expected to work during the night-time hours Sunday through Thursday. No work will be performed on Friday and Saturday nights. Motorists can expect various night-time lane closures to begin at 8 p.m. All lanes will reopen to traffic by 7 a.m. each morning.

Reece Albert, Inc., of San Angelo, has been contracted to perform the work which will prolong the life of the pavement, reduce road noise and improve roadway surface traction during wet conditions. Work will take place weather permitting.

While more construction in the Hub City may cause headaches for some motorists, for one type of business it is a blessing. We will explain tonight on KCBD NewsChannel 11 at 6.

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