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Lubbock gets a piece of $1.9 billion in highway funds

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Lubbock's westward expansion will get some help from TxDOT as announced Thursday in a written statement.

The Texas Department of Transportation says, "State officials today gave final approval to approximately $1.9 billion in additional transportation funds to communities across the state."

One of the projects is an interchange between Milwaukee Avenue and the Marsha Sharp Freeway. TxDOT will contribute more than $7.8 million. The City of Lubbock's Metropolitan Planning Organization will put up a little less than $8.7 million for a total cost of roughly $16.5 million.

Other projects in the region include the widening of State Highway 349 from F.M. 137 to the Martin County line at a cost of $5 million; and, rehabilitation of 62/70 from the Motley County line to F.M. 1037.

Correction: We previously reported that Highway 137 was part of the local project list. It's actually State Highway 349. KCBD.com apologizes for the error.

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