Lubbock Outer Route Study meeting scheduled for August 21

Published 08/11 2014 05:07PM

Updated 08/11 2014 08:52PM

LUBBOCK, TX (PRESS RELEASE) -- The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will host its third open house/public meeting to discuss and receive input from the public on the second phase of the Lubbock Outer Route Study. During the meeting, scheduled for Thursday, August 21, TxDOT will seek public opinion on a Preferred Route for the proposed highway facility around Lubbock from US 84 northwest of Lubbock to US 84 southeast of Lubbock.

An open house will begin at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, August 21, 2014 at the Lubbock-Cooper Performing Arts Center, 16302 Loop 493, Lubbock, 79423 and will provide information and display exhibits related to the study area and Preferred Route. A short presentation by TxDOT personnel will be conducted at 6 p.m. followed by a public comment period. Staff will be available at all times to answer individual questions.

The Lubbock Outer Route Study is currently in its second phase of development. The first phase, known as the Feasibility Study, was initiated to determine the feasibility of an outer route around Lubbock. It concluded in 2010 with a finding of feasibility for a four-lane divided highway in 2030. The second phase, which has included investigations of traffic, socio-economic, environmental, and engineering criteria to determine specific routes, and extensive stakeholder and public involvement, culminates with a proposed Preferred Route. Stakeholder and public meeting summaries, as well as fact sheets and frequently asked questions are posted on the project website:

The open house will provide updated information and exhibits related to the Preferred Route as well as a formal presentation. The public is invited to attend to get information and provide comments.

Persons who plan to attend and have special communication or accommodation needs are encouraged to contact Dianah Ascencio at (806) 748-4472 at least five business days prior to the meeting to request assistance. TxDOT will make every reasonable effort to accommodate these needs.

(Press release from Texas Department of Transportation)

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