City of Lubbock warns drivers of possible pavement issues in hot weather

City of Lubbock warns drivers of possible pavement issues in hot weather
Damage on 34th Street near University Ave. in June 2018

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.

City Warns of Drivers of Possible Pavement Issues in Hot Weather
City Warns of Drivers of Possible Pavement Issues in Hot Weather (Source: City of Lubbock)

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. 

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