LUBBOCK, Texas (NEWS RELEASE FROM THE CITY OF LUBBOCK) - City of Lubbock Street Maintenance Department asks drivers to be cautious as hot temperatures can cause concrete pavement to buckle.
With the string of 100+ degree days in the local forecast, there could be failures in certain areas of our concrete paved streets. The concrete expands with heat and, at times, will “blow up” at a joint where two concrete slabs meet.
If a citizens see a serious pavement issue, they are asked to call City of Lubbock 311. The Street Maintenance Department will temporarily patch these areas with asphalt until permanent repairs can be made.