Texas Tech is planning on building what's being called the Tech Parkway. Mike Ellicott of Texas Tech Facility and Planning says there's a growing student population and Tech needs a safer and more convenient route from the south to the north of campus and Loop 289.
The project would re-route Indiana Avenue to the west connecting it with Erskine St. The Parkway would cost more than $9 million. 80% would be funded by the federal government, and the rest would come from Tech. If the plan is approved by the state, construction could begin in December.