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

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LUBBOCK, Texas (NEWS RELEASE) — The following is a news release from the City of Lubbock Street Maintenance Department:

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. 

(Provided by the City of Lubbock)

(News release from the City of Lubbock)

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