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Driving in Downtown Lubbock is about to look a little different. No, the brick streets aren't going away, but the roads will be changing in some areas of Downtown Lubbock as one-way streets will start to be converted this week.

Beginning Monday, June 21, the City of Lubbock Traffic Operations will begin converting Avenue M, Avenue L, and Avenue K from one-way to two-way traffic. According to a press release from the City of Lubbock, the construction will cause traffic delays in the Downtown area.

During the conversion process, various short-term work zones will close the streets to traffic while existing signs, signals and pavement markings are modified. Southbound Avenue L will be closed to through traffic while the transition at 8th Street is constructed. Parking will be restricted while pavement markings are removed and installed. Businesses and customers are asked to not park in any areas coned off each day.

The City of Lubbock is urging motorists to avoid the area as much as possible while work is being completed.

The work being done is expected to make the Downtown Lubbock area easier to navigate and get around. Future changes to roads in the Downtown area are likely including bike lanes, parking, and other enhancements.

The City of Lubbock has also talked about the future of streets in Downtown Lubbock regarding the bricked streets. There is ongoing debate on how to repair or replace some of the streets in Downtown Lubbock.

Converting the one-way streets to two-way streets should only take a week and are scheduled to be completed on Friday, June 25th.

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