Routine maintenance work scheduled for I-27 and Loop 289 - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Routine maintenance work scheduled for I-27 and Loop 289

Motorists driving on I-27 and South Loop 289 over the next few months can expect night-time main lane closures as part of a Texas Department of Transportation routine maintenance project. Work is scheduled to begin Tuesday evening and will make more than $230,000 in repairs to various segments of the concrete pavement and bridge approaches.

"We anticipate most of the work to be done overnight when less traffic will be affected. The lane closures will give work crews the space needed to make the roadway repairs safely," said Bryan Wilson, P.E., TxDOT Lubbock Area engineering

Drivers should use caution when traveling through the area, Wilson added. "Construction workers will be close to heavy traffic and motorists need to reduce speed and avoid distractions for their own safety and the safety of the workers." 

Motorists should keep the following tips in mind when driving through work zones:

 —Slow down and always follow posted work zone speed limits. Speeding is one of the major causes of work zone crashes. Remember, traffic fines double in work zones.

—Pay attention. Workers and heavy equipment may only be a few feet from passing     vehicles.

—Be patient. Delays from highway construction can be frustrating, but it only takes a few    extra minutes to slow down for a work zone.

—Plan ahead. Leave a few minutes early when traveling through a work zone in order to   reach your destination on time.

 Motorists can also anticipate ramp closures while repairs are being made. Work is expected to wrap-up around late-July.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • Bill rolling back Dodd-Frank regulations goes to Trump

    Bill rolling back Dodd-Frank regulations goes to Trump

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 12:43 AM EDT2018-05-23 04:43:22 GMT
    Wednesday, May 23 2018 7:13 AM EDT2018-05-23 11:13:48 GMT
    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). FILE - This March 6, 2018, file photo shows the Capitol in Washington. Several Democrats facing tough re-elections this fall are joining solid Republican backing of an effort to alter some key aspects of the Dodd-F...(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). FILE - This March 6, 2018, file photo shows the Capitol in Washington. Several Democrats facing tough re-elections this fall are joining solid Republican backing of an effort to alter some key aspects of the Dodd-F...

    Trump is one step from checking off another campaign promise, an overhaul of the landmark Dodd-Frank bill that grew out of the 2008 financial collapse.

    Trump is one step from checking off another campaign promise, an overhaul of the landmark Dodd-Frank bill that grew out of the 2008 financial collapse.

  • Here's what you need to know about Texas' primary runoff results

    Here's what you need to know about Texas' primary runoff results

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 7:08 AM EDT2018-05-23 11:08:19 GMT
    Source: Pu Ying Huang, Texas TribuneSource: Pu Ying Huang, Texas Tribune
    Source: Pu Ying Huang, Texas TribuneSource: Pu Ying Huang, Texas Tribune

    Lupe Valdez has made history. Some 14 years ago, the liberal, gay Latina set her sights on an unlikely goal: Dallas County sheriff. Now, she’ll take on an even bigger challenge — running against the popular incumbent Republican governor.

    Lupe Valdez has made history. Some 14 years ago, the liberal, gay Latina set her sights on an unlikely goal: Dallas County sheriff. Now, she’ll take on an even bigger challenge — running against the popular incumbent Republican governor.

  • Philip Roth, fearless and celebrated author, dies at 85

    Philip Roth, fearless and celebrated author, dies at 85

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 12:03 AM EDT2018-05-23 04:03:23 GMT
    Wednesday, May 23 2018 7:04 AM EDT2018-05-23 11:04:08 GMT
    (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File). FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2008, file photo, author Philip Roth poses for a photo in the offices of his publisher, Houghton Mifflin, in New York. Roth, prize-winning novelist and fearless narrator of sex, religion and mortal...(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File). FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2008, file photo, author Philip Roth poses for a photo in the offices of his publisher, Houghton Mifflin, in New York. Roth, prize-winning novelist and fearless narrator of sex, religion and mortal...

    Author of more than 25 books,  Philip Roth won virtually every literary honor, including the Pulitzer Prize for "American Pastoral."

    Author of more than 25 books,  Philip Roth won virtually every literary honor, including the Pulitzer Prize for "American Pastoral."

Powered by Frankly