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Major Closures Planned for Marsha Sharp Freeway
Contact: Dianah Ascencio
Phone: (806) 748-4472
Date: May 16, 2017

LUBBOCK – Motorists driving Marsha Sharp Freeway (MSF) for the next two weeks can expect lane closures and delays, as the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) continues work on Phase 5B of the freeway.

Various daytime lane closures are scheduled and will allow crews to safety place hotmix asphalt on mainlanes, ramps and the frontage roads throughout the project limits. Motorists should anticipate delays.

Paving operations schedule:

  • Wednesday, May 17 - Paving of the eastbound MSF frontage road, from Upland Avenue to 66th Street, will require crews to close the frontage road east of Upland and the 66th exit ramp, to traffic. The operation will also include paving eastbound Spur 327, which is also ready closed to traffic.
  • Thursday, May 18 to Saturday, May 20 - All eastbound MSF mainlanes will be closed to traffic for paving. Traffic will be detoured onto the eastbound frontage road. Also during this time, culvert work will be performed requiring the eastbound mainlanes to be closed for up to two weeks; traffic will remain on the frontage road.
  • Monday, May 22 - Paving operations on the westbound Spur 327 mainlanes and on-ramp will require traffic to be detoured onto Milwaukee Avenue and the freeway mainlanes. The Spur mainlanes over the Milwaukee Avenue bridge and the on-ramp to the new Spur 327 bridge will be closed to traffic.
  • Tuesday, May 23 - Paving operations will continue on the westbound MSF frontage road. The frontage road, from Rosa’s Café to the Spur 327 ramp will be closed.
  • Wednesday, May 24 to Friday, May 26 - All westbound MSF mainlanes will be closed for paving. Traffic will be detoured onto the westbound frontage road. Daytime closures only.

Frontage road closures are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; mainlane closures are expected to extend beyond 4 p.m. Work will take place weather permitting.


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