Lubbock County set to hold $99.6 million bond election in May to

Lubbock County set to hold $99.6 million bond election in May to improve county roads

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

Nearly a hundred million dollars.

That is on the table for a bond election in May to improve Lubbock County roads.

County commissioners passed the proposal with a three to two vote after hearing an outpour of citizen input. 

Lubbock County Judge Curtis Parrish said he heard the concerns, and that it was time to take action.

Specifically, $38 million designated to Woodrow Road, a narrow, two-lane roadway without a shoulder near Lubbock-Cooper ISD. 

"Our immediate needs are currently Woodrow Road, which everybody has talked about almost literally for years in needing to do something to widen that road to make it safer," Parrish said.

As a result, Lubbock County passed a proposal Monday afternoon to call for a bond election, estimated to be about $99.6 million, to establish public safety as a top priority. 

"Today, we begin the process of making sure that Lubbock County has good, safe roads not just for today, but really for the next 20, 25 years," Parrish said.

The bond is set to be on the ballot May 5.

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