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TxDOT delays changes on W. Loop

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Friday afternoon, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) reported that they would not make the southbound West Loop 289 traffic switch at the new 19th Street bridge.  No ramps changes were made, either.  TxDOT has rescheduled that traffic switch to take place early next week; Tuesday at the earliest.

Originally, TxDOT said motorists could expect several changes along southbound West Loop 289 Friday.  That was when TxDOT scheduled the opening of the new, Loop 289 southbound overpass at 19th Street to traffic. 

Eventually, TxDOT will shift southbound West Loop 289 traffic into one-lane of the newly constructed 19th Street bridge. Motorists can also expect several Loop 289 entrance and exit ramps to be opened or closed to facilitate the traffic switch.

The southbound West Loop entrance ramp just south of Frankford Avenue will be temporarily closed to traffic to allow crews to make the switch. Motorists can expect the ramp to be opened back up to traffic Friday evening.

Also scheduled, the new exit ramp south of 19th Street (which will connect traffic to 34th Street) will be opened to traffic, while the existing exit ramp near 34th Street  will be permanently closed.

Northbound Loop traffic at the 19th Street bridge will not be affected and will remain in a one-lane traffic configuration.   

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