Rising Costs for Marsha Sharp Freeway - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/29/02

Rising Costs for Marsha Sharp Freeway

The cost of the land needed for the Marsha Sharp Freeway has doubled. Now, the Lubbock City Council is trying to figure out how to make up the difference, another $8 million. The freeway will link southwest Lubbock with I-27 in north Lubbock.

In 1995, the state transportation department told Lubbock its 10% share of right-of-way costs for the Marsha Sharp Freeway would come to about $8 million. Steve Warren with the transportation agency's Lubbock district says the second $8 million now is due to inflation, rising land values, relocation of property owners, and the relocation of railroad tracks.

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