Expect lane closures as 'seal coat season' begins July 9 - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Expect lane closures as 'seal coat season' begins July 9

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Roadways in Bailey, Cochran, Crosby, Dawson, Floyd, Gaines, Garza, Hale, Hockley, Lamb, Lubbock, Lynn, Parmer, Terry and Yoakum counties will see $10.57 million worth of preventative maintenance work during the months of July and August.

"Seal coating provides a variety of benefits to the roadway," said James Combes, P.E., Brownfield Area engineer, "including a waterproof surface that prevents moisture from entering and weakening the roadbed. Seal coating also reduces deterioration and cracking of the asphalt surface, which prolongs the life of the pavement."

Other roadway benefits include an improved non-skid surface in wet or icy conditions and an antiglare and increased reflective surface for night and wet weather driving, Combes noted. Seal coat operations are scheduled to begin the week of July 9 on US 62/82 in Crosby County, from the Lubbock County Line to four miles east of Ralls.

Other roadways included in the 2012 seal coat program are:

Bailey County-SH 214

Cochran County-SH 214 and SH 125

Crosby County-US 82, US 62 and FM 651

Dawson County-FM 1210

Floyd County-US 62/70

Gaines-SH 214 and FM 1780

Garza County-SH 207 and two sections

US 380

Hale County-FM 3466 and SH 194

Hockley County-FM 1585 and US 62/82

Lamb County-US 385 and FM 1055

Lubbock County-FM 2641, FM 2528, Spur

326 and a portion of the I-27 frontage roads

Lynn County-FM 211

Parmer County-US 70/84 and FM 145

Terry County-SH 137

Yoakum County-FM 1780

The seal coat operations are expected to continue through late-August. Motorists can expect lane closures and a pilot car to guide traffic through the work zone, and are asked to drive with caution through the work zone, be on the lookout for workers and avoid distractions for their own safety and the safety of the workers.

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