Lubbock Homes Source (FOX 34, 2011) Kyra Jenkins, president of the 34th Street Association said times are changing and their street should be no different. "This street is over 50 years old and very much in need of an upgrade," Jenkins said. L. Wood Franklin, an engineer with the City of Lubbock, said with any project comes a plan. "This meeting is basically just to go over and present the final plans to prepare for construction in a couple of weeks," Franklin said. Jenkins is confident that all the construction, and the imminent headache that comes along with it, will be worth it in the end. "It's like living in your house while you're remodeling," Jenkins said. "It's going to be uncomfortable, but so worth all of the construction." View All homes here Lubbock Homes Rodney Roberts, a minister the Sunset Church of Christ and a board member for the 34th Street Association, said it's important that people still frequent stores during this inconvenient construction phase. "These small businesses need their business to continue," Roberts said. "We want consumers to continue to shop and support these merchants." Jenkins said with expanded streets come expanded hopes for success. "We'll have a beautiful street and hopefully we'll have great sidewalks," Jenkins said. "It will be an atmosphere that will be very conducive to good shopping," The majority of the construction will be driveways into the businesses. "As you drive onto 34th Street, there are lots of driveways going into the businesses and the curb cuts are large and don't meet our standards," Franklin said. The project is slated to start in February with the stretch of 34th between Indiana and Avenue Q.
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