The Lubbock Outer Route Study is in its second phase of development. The first phase, known as the Lubbock Outer Route Feasibility Study, was initiated to determine the feasibility of an outer route around Lubbock from US 84 northwest of Lubbock to US 84 southeast of Lubbock. The first phase concluded in 2010 with a finding of feasibility for a four-lane divided highway in 2030. The findings allowed for the study to progress to phase two to conduct additional analysis to identify a specific route for the proposed highway facility.
Phase one of the Lubbock Outer Route involved a feasibility study that explored the need for a new road around the city and included the south and west side of Lubbock, from US 84 northwest to US 84 southeast of the city. The feasibility study focused on the need for a new road and its impact on the area. Three public meetings were conducted. Existing roadways were evaluated, funding options were explored and all alternatives were considered, including the option to defer the project. For more information see Lubbock Outer Route - Phase One.
Phase two of the Lubbock Outer Route study involves a more detailed investigation to determine specific routes within the corridor(s). Stakeholder meetings were held in June and October 2013 and January, April and May 2014. Route study public meetings were held in February and June 2014 and a final public meeting is planned for July 2014.
Texas Department of Transportation
135 Slaton Road
Lubbock, TX 79404-5201