Transportation commission approves $2M for Lubbock road work

From Texas Department of Transportation:

In an ongoing effort to improve and maintain a safe transportation system, the Texas Transportation Commission (TTC) approved several projects totaling $1,983,984.13 in roadway improvements and construction for various roadways in the Lubbock District during their June commission meeting last week.

"In a state as vast as Texas, it's imperative to not only have reliable roadways connecting our rural and urban citizens, but also to be diligent in designing and maintaining them with safety in mind," said Commissioner Fred Underwood, Texas Transportation Commission.

Projects in Garza and Lubbock counties, as well as construction in various locations district-wide, were awarded during the June 27 meeting.

A $510,835 project in Garza County will make major drainage and channel improves to FM 669. Gilvin-Terrell, LTD. is the project contractor. Willis Electric Co., LP, is the contractor for a $135,809 project to install an Advance Warning End of Green (AWEG) traffic signal on US 84 at FM 2825 (Frankford Avenue) in Lubbock County.

Also approved by the TTC, were three projects designed to make more than $1.3 million in road safety and lighting improvements to various roads across the Lubbock District.

"Keeping everyone safe on the road is our first priority. We must do everything we can to get the driving public safely to their destinations and home to their families at the end of the day," Underwood added.

The Lubbock District projects were among 56 projects approved by the TTC state-wide.