LUBBOCK – Starting this week, the speed limit along a segment of the Marsha Sharp Freeway (US 62/82) will be temporarily reduced to 55 mph. The reduced speed limit will impact freeway drivers from Quaker Avenue to Alcove Avenue. Signs for the new speed are scheduled to be installed starting Thursday, May 11.
“With two major projects in close proximity of each other, speed limits throughout the Marsha Sharp Freeway corridor fluctuated in and out of the work zones. The varying speeds made speed zones unclear to drivers,” said Michael Wittie, P.E., Texas Department of Transportation Lubbock Area engineer. “The adjusted, consistent speed limit will let drivers know exactly what speed to drive, while keeping traffic flowing through the construction zones.”
Drivers are urged to continue to take extra caution when entering work zones, watch out for slow moving construction equipment entering the work areas and to stay alert and minimize distractions such as cell phones.
Speed limits will return to their regular set speeds as construction on the various projects is completed.
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