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TxDOT Ready to Begin Construction on Loop 88

LUBBOCK, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) begins work to transform FM 1585 into Lubbock’s second major state loop, Loop 88. Sacyr Construction USA, LLC, of Miami, Florida, is the contractor for the project.

Phase 3A project limits are from Avenue U to Memphis Avenue, and 3B includes the area from Memphis to Chicago Avenue. Total cost for both phases is $154.8 million.

“Plans to redesign FM 1585 from a rural, two-lane roadway into Loop 88, a six-lane freeway with frontage roads, bridges, and ramps, have been ongoing for more than 10 years now. We’re excited to finally turn dirt and see the hard work the TxDOT Lubbock District has put into research, public meetings, and roadway designs becoming a reality,” said Michael Wittie, P.E., TxDOT Lubbock Area Engineer.

Crews will begin work by creating retention ponds at four locations along the project limits before beginning work on the underground drainage system.

Phases 3A and 3B are the first of seven phases (incorporated into five projects) to build a freeway facility, along Segment 3 of the Loop 88 corridor. Segment 3 spans from US 87 to US 62/82 in Wolfforth. Phase 3C, which includes the US 87 interchange, is the next project scheduled to begin construction in 2026.

Construction on Phase 3A and 3B is estimated to take up to five years to complete.
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