LUBBOCK – Commuters can again drive 65 mph on the Marsha Sharp Freeway and now have more room to do so.
Construction to widen Marsha Sharp Fwy. from four lanes to six was completed after more than a year in the works.
The $17.3 million project widened six miles of the cross-town freeway, between Ave. L and W. Loop 289.
The project also updated streetlights on the stretch of the freeway.
Lubbock Mayor Dan Pope said area leaders have done a good job of planning for Lubbock’s future and growth-related needs.
“One of the things that has helped guide our growth is infrastructure . . . It takes planning and we’ve got people doing their best to stay ahead of growth and to prepare Lubbock to continue to grow.”
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