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Old 04-08-2017, 12:01 PM
 
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I would not say Lubbock is a major city in the state

What number of cities would you call "major" to the state?
Dallas,Fort Worth,Houston,El Paso,San Antone, and Austin.
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Old 04-08-2017, 07:23 PM
 
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[quote=C24L;47778073][quote=rr2005;47774760]
Dallas,Fort Worth,Houston,El Paso,San Antone, and Austin.[/QUOTE


Ok. "Major" is a pretty subjective term. I could see it that way or interpret it to mean regional hubs.
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Old 04-08-2017, 07:45 PM
 
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Dallas,Fort Worth,Houston,El Paso,San Antone, and Austin.[/QUOTE


Ok. "Major" is a pretty subjective term. I could see it that way or interpret it to mean regional hubs.
Fair enough....I guess we have a different definition of major lol.Never thought of it that way.
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Old 04-09-2017, 10:00 AM
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The right of way is in the process of being put together in South Lubbock. Hopefully, in a couple of months, I'll get to go out there and take a look at the progress. Right now, not much to look at, but over time, you'll see the feeder roads starting to take shape for construction along FM 1585.
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Old 10-08-2017, 04:31 PM
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Official word from Lubbock's TXDOT office:

TxDOT ready to present final alignment of first Loop 88 segment | Lubbock Online | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Funding will become available in less than four years, after which construction can begin.
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Old 04-16-2018, 11:36 AM
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I think some people are waking up. TXDOT is doing more meetings which will engage people in plans for the northwest and west segments of Loop 88.

TxDOT Takes Next Steps to Loop 88 - EVERYTHINGLUBBOCK

Instead of just focusing on the 1585 segment west of U.S. 87 (which will have the final alignment presented to people soon), they're going to seek steps for the remainder of the initial plans for the partial outer belt. If only they could speed up construction. We've got so many great things going on in the West-o-plex!

The following link has the very latest and greatest:

http://ftp.dot.state.tx.us/pub/txdot...fact-sheet.pdf
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Old 03-15-2020, 06:55 PM
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Default This Was Supposed To Be The Belt; However....

You won't believe this. The powers that be now want to do something with U.S. 84, so take a look at the link below.

https://www.everythinglubbock.com/ne...u-s-84-bypass/

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Old 03-16-2020, 06:00 AM
 
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You won't believe this. The powers that be now want to do something with U.S. 84, so take a look at the link below.

https://www.everythinglubbock.com/ne...u-s-84-bypass/

Would seem like a lengthy detour from the favored 84/27/N. 289/back to 84 route (going from SE of Lubbock to NW). Maybe it makes more sense in 2040.
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Old 03-17-2020, 10:18 PM
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Would seem like a lengthy detour from the favored 84/27/N. 289/back to 84 route (going from SE of Lubbock to NW). Maybe it makes more sense in 2040.
If only Lubbock had a freeway from the northwest heading into the Texas Tech area where Marsha Sharp is now, forming a Y, then U.S. 84 could have followed old 84 into 27 and onto 82.

By the way, the Outer Loop will still retain the State Loop 88 designation for now, from what officials have said. I still believe we can see this belt eventually go up north of town, but it likely won't be in my lifetime.
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Old 03-18-2020, 01:12 PM
 
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You won't believe this. The powers that be now want to do something with U.S. 84, so take a look at the link below.

https://www.everythinglubbock.com/ne...u-s-84-bypass/

Designating the new loop as part of the federal highway system means that they can access federal funds for the project. Not a bad move, though it does suggest TxDOT wouldn’t have the funds to build the project otherwise. Since the loop is a “bypass”, the official US 84 will still be able to keep its current route through town.
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