During a meeting on Thursday the Texas Transportation Commission approved $478,278 dollars for planned enhancements to North University Avenue.
With these state funds there are now more than $1 million available for the construction of the enhancement.
According to the press release, in addition to the $478,000 in funding from the Lubbock Metropolitan Planning Organizations (LMPO), the City has authorized $548,562 for the project.
This brings the total budget for the project to $1,062,840 dollars.
This money will be used to make improvements to sidewalks, curbs, gutters and pavement. It will also add items like trees, irrigation and benches on University Avenue between Amherst Street to just short of U.S. Highway 82.
Now the City of Lubbock is now awaiting an Advanced Funding Agreement from the Texas Department of Transportation. Once the City reviews and signs the agreement, TxDot will fund the work authorization and the City will be notified to start the project.
According to the press release, the LMPO had applied for the funding under the Transportation Enhancement Program. During a November 8, 2012 City Council meeting the council unanimously approved a resolution supporting the funding request.