Traffic Flows On Slide At Loop 289 As Northwest Passage Nears Completion

Traffic is flowing nicely on Slide Road at West Loop 289.  That’s the short version of a comprehensive update by TxDOT about the almost-completed work on the Northwest Passage. The project’s last major intersection to undergo construction was opened last Friday. Work on the 26 million dollar Loop 289 project from Frankford to Quaker Avenue began in September 2009. The Loop’s main lanes were widened from four to six, and the 4th Street interchange was rebuilt.  Other improvements included building the Slide Road bridges and tying into the city of Lubbock’s project to extend Slide north of 4th Street. Today, motorists can travel on Slide from 4th Street, pass underneath the Loop and continue north to Erskine Road. West Loop main lane traffic can also now exit at Slide Road. TxDOT’s Lubbock engineer Bryan Wilson says final road surfacing will be done on the frontage roads this summer, but for the most part all major work is done.

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