TxDOT's Plan For Dangerous Spot On I-27 - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock


TxDOT's Plan For Dangerous Spot On I-27


It's a deadly spot in Lubbock, and NewsChannel 11 wanted to know what TxDOT or the Texas Department of Transportation is doing about it.

We're talking about the North Loop at Interstate 27.  A TxDOT study says it's a dangerous place with drivers going too fast.  NewsChannel 11 shot an accident scene in March where two men died when tractor trailor smashed into a pickup truck.

Well, TxDOT isn't just waiting around.  Recently crews have:

  • Put in rumble strips along the access roads
  • Eliminated one off ramp too close to the stop signs
  • Put up larger stop signs
  • and begun a major project on the nearby Ash Avenue bridge.

Also the main lanes of Interstate 27 have flooded a couple of times.  Some of you found out the hard way last week that water can now overtake the interstate.   It's because the pipes and pumps under the interstate are 30-years old and need to be replaced.

Randy Hopman, TxDOT Engineer, says, "We do have temporary pumps to help out with capacity and that has worked up until last week when we had the incredible eight inches of rainfall"

And the brand new pumps will soon replace the temporary pumps.  Most of the safety changes were completed by TxDOT prior to the spring of this year.

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