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Area Roadways Part of Preventative Maintenance Operation
Contact: Dianah Ascencio
Phone: (806) 748-4472
Date: Feb. 23, 2017

LUBBOCK – The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will begin work next week to scrub seal several roadways across the Lubbock District. The work is part of TxDOT’s annual road maintenance program and will make $1.1 million in improvements to preserve the roadways.

“Scrub sealing provides a variety of benefits to the roadway,” said Mike Wittie, P.E., TxDOT Brownfield Area engineer and project manager. “The operation consists of applying a layer of asphalt or emulsion to the roadway, followed by sand or a small aggregate on top to fill in cracks on the road’s surface. The operation is a cost-effective way to prevent water from entering the roadbed and extending the life of the pavement.”

Roadways undergoing scrub seal improvements at various locations are:

  • US 70/84—Parmer County   
  • FM 1318—Swisher County
  • US 86—Swisher County       
  • FM 54—Hale County
  • FM 378—Floyd County         
  • US 70—Floyd County
  • Loop 193—Lubbock County
  • BU 84-E—Lubbock County
  • SH 214—Yoakum County
  • US 380—Lynn County
  • Loop 472—Lynn County
  • SH 207—Garza County
  • FM 651—Garza County
  • US 380—Garza County

Project contractor, Intermountain Slurry Seal, Inc., of Watsonville, CA, will begin scrub seal operations on March 1 in the northern counties and move south.

“Drivers can expect day-time lane closures and traffic to be guided through the construction area via pilot car during the operations. Motorists are asked to drive with caution through the work zone for their safety and the safety of the workers,” Wittie said.

Scrub seal operations and restriping of the roadways will take several weeks to complete with all work anticipated to be completed by early-April. Work will take place weather permitting.


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