17-county pavement marker project to begin Monday

TxDOT to begin 17-county improvement project

Information courtesy of the Texas Department of Transportation

LUBBOCK – The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will begin work Monday, Aug. 20, on a $514,000 safety project to install reflective, raised pavement markers (RRPMs) to various roads in the Lubbock District's 17 counties. Project contractor Cross Plus Construction, of China Spring, Texas, will begin the work of adding RRPMs to the area's interstates, US and state highways (SH), and advisory curves in Lubbock County.

RRPMs are designed to increase the visibility of roadway striping during inclement weather.

No lane closures are planned during the moving operation, but motorists can expect slow-moving equipment and are urged to use caution when driving through the moving work zone, since crews will be working in traffic. Please keep the following tips in mind:

  • Slow down and always follow posted work zone speed limits. Speeding is one of the major causes of work zone crashes. Remember, traffic fines double in work zones.
  • Pay attention. Workers and heavy equipment may be only a few feet from passing vehicles.
  • Be patient. Delays from roadway construction can be frustrating, but it only takes a few extra minutes to slow down for a work zone.

Work is expected to wrap-up late-October, and will take place weather permitting.