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Old 08-14-2016, 04:16 PM
 
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TxDOT doesn't have the budget for being proactive anymore. It can barely maintain current roads. Watch this turn into a toll project. Between inflation and much-improved fuel efficiency in cars, that $0.20 per gallon (set in 1993) doesn't go nearly as far as it used to.
No doubt that's true, but it seems like it will be exponentially more expensive than buying it up while it's still vacant land.
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Old 08-18-2016, 04:42 AM
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Has anyone been down FM 1585 lately? Businesses and shopping centers are springing up along each side. So my question is.....what's going to happen to all that new construction? And since TxDot knows where they want to build, shouldn't they be out acquiring rights-of-way now so that they don't have to pay to buy up all those new businesses and demolish the buildings?
Well, you'd think they'd have a plan for it. I'm just surprised they didn't use 146th Street for the actual alignment and leave 1585 as a big side street, which probably would have worked better. Nonetheless, 1585 is getting its makeover. Lubbock and TXDOT will need to work together and they're going to have to plan the smart way for this undertaking to work right.
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Old 08-18-2016, 04:52 AM
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I like your initial idea about the outer loop and/or expressway reach out towards New Deal. I feel it would promote growth in that area and make it easier for northern Lubbock country to access other parts of the city without having to hit I-27, then Loop 289..ect. With downtown getting its much-needed facelift and possible growth there and the obvious growth in the southwest part of the city, I'm glad TX-DOT is being proactive.
Lubbock, too, for that matter. Connecting the southeast side (and that includes Slaton to the south), Woodrow, Wolfforth, the Reese area, Shallowater, the Broadview area, and New Deal creates a whole new opportunity, not only to create better mobility for the outlying areas, but also to initiate bigger opportunities (and a specific thoroughfare plan) for businesses, shops, restaurants, hotels, and new residents along the road's path. And it's also helping to get better access to and from different parts of Lubbock.
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Old 08-18-2016, 11:54 PM
 
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I don't see Lubbocks growth stopping anytime soon. I think it will always continue to grow 3000- 4000 ppl a year. I agree, we don't need another loop now but it's always best to plan for the future. Lubbocks traffic isn't a problem because the have always planned ahead just like they are about this project.
I totally agree with this. The city and TxDot seemed to have worked together well and been proactive. I love that Lubbock is so easy to navigate and there's not the congestion you have to deal with in some other growing cities.
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Old 10-30-2016, 10:46 PM
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There's a new name for the new outer belt. Lubbock, meet State Loop 88.

City to rename part of 1585, Outer Loop to be called Loop 88 - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock
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Old 04-03-2017, 04:59 PM
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That's going to be a boon to Lubbock once that gets going. Pretty wild considering it's still a small city and with still only one interstate serving the area. Isn't Lubbock going to be the only West Texas city with two loops?
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Old 04-05-2017, 06:51 PM
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That's going to be a boon to Lubbock once that gets going. Pretty wild considering it's still a small city and with still only one interstate serving the area. Isn't Lubbock going to be the only West Texas city with two loops?
Out of the cities in West Texas, yes. Out of the major cities in our state, Lubbock is just the fourth city to have this feature, with the current Loop 289 serving as the "inner" loop, and Loop 88 becoming the outer. With more freeway miles planned (inside and outside of this project), Lubbock will eventually have a true arterial system.
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Old 04-06-2017, 08:24 AM
 
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One thing that hasn't been mentioned here (I think) is that the Marsha Sharp Frwy is already being widened after only eight or so years (from four to six lanes). Some people thought it was a waste when it was built, but I don't think you hear that sentiment much these days.
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Old 04-07-2017, 09:43 PM
 
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Out of the cities in West Texas, yes. Out of the major cities in our state, Lubbock is just the fourth city to have this feature, with the current Loop 289 serving as the "inner" loop, and Loop 88 becoming the outer. With more freeway miles planned (inside and outside of this project), Lubbock will eventually have a true arterial system.
I would not say Lubbock is a major city in the state of Texas.
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Old 04-07-2017, 11:17 PM
 
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[quote=C24L;47774242]I would not say Lubbock is a major city in the state

What number of cities would you call "major" to the state?
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