Traffic patterns on the Loop 289 portion of the Marsha Sharp Freeway project will change significantly next week as The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) prepares to open the new frontage roads along each side of the Loop.
Changes include closing Frankford Avenue on the southwest side of the Loop, moving traffic from the old frontage roads to the new system, relocating exit and entrance ramps, and lowering speed limits along the project.
The traffic change that will impact Lubbock drivers the most is the closing of Frankford Avenue at 49th Street on the southwest side of the Loop just south of the Brownfield Highway.
Frankford will be closed permanently at this location as of Monday, January 19. Northbound Frankford Avenue traffic will be detoured to 49th Street west then on to Homestead to eventually connect to the Brownfield Highway. This is a temporary detour that will end when the 50th Street interchange is completed next year, but the Frankford closing is permanent.
Other major traffic changes to take place next week include:
Major traffic changes made last week:
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In addition, the speed limits on the Loop project have been lowered to 50 mph.