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In preparation for I-27 extension, expect bypass and/or 4-lane upgrades...

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sprjus4:

--- Quote from: silverback1065 on June 08, 2021, 07:06:40 PM ---
--- Quote from: TheBox on June 08, 2021, 06:58:22 PM ---...Off of the following:
*US-87 from Tahoka to San Angelo (below Lubbock), and from north of Amarillo to Duma and then to either Raton, NM (where it merges to I-25, one way or another)
*TX-349 from Lamesa to near Sterling City
*US-277 from San Angelo to Carrizo Springs
*US-83 from Carrizo Springs to merging into I-35 @ Botines?
NOTE: Expect and pay attention to potential bypasses, 4-lane upgrades, and/or overpass upgrades for any of these US routes


the recent Big Spring and Del Rio are also potentially part of the I-27 extension

News of I-27 extension is still going on, with March 2021 at the latest (https://abc7amarillo.com/news/local/rep-jackson-backs-bill-to-prep-i-27-for-expansion), whiling I-14 is more or less short-lived and will end up like I-27, before the extension plans ironically enough.

With all that being said, we wait for and watch the upgrades happen.  :popcorn:

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We don't need an interstate to every area of America. This is starting to get ridiculous!

Pixel 5

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The corridor from north of I-10 does make sense - all of the eastern portion of Texas from Dallas to San Antonio to Houston lacks any direct interstate connection to the northwest.

From a system perspective, it does make some sense south of I-10 to Laredo as well, given it would connect that metro to the northwest, the only reasonable is questionable is merely low volumes.

SkyPesos:
Is I-27 getting extended north, south or both ways? I only heard of a potential northern extension idea up to I-70 east of Denver, not an extension southward, though a southern extension would compliment the Denver link well.

Bobby5280:
It's going to be a long time before I-27 is ever extended North of Amarillo. There is some potential and even planning work done for bringing US-87/287 up to Interstate standards into Dumas. There has been talk about a West bypass around town; not everyone in Dumas wants it though, but they don't like all the truck traffic through the middle of town either. An I-27 upgrade up to Stratford, TX would not be all that difficult.

I think routing an Interstate from Amarillo to Raton is a non-starter. New Mexico isn't going to have any of it. The existing 4-lane US-64/87 is already sufficient for the most part; it just needs better shoulders and pavement. The only realistic path for I-27 Northward is going up to Boise City, Lamar, Kit Carson and Limon.

A Southern extension would happen first. It's more justifiable. Big Spring has its loop going around town. San Angelo needs to be connected. Obviously the Midland-Odessa metro opens the door for a I-27W/I-27E situation.

FightingIrish:

--- Quote from: sprjus4 on June 08, 2021, 09:42:52 PM ---
--- Quote from: silverback1065 on June 08, 2021, 07:06:40 PM ---
--- Quote from: TheBox on June 08, 2021, 06:58:22 PM ---...Off of the following:
*US-87 from Tahoka to San Angelo (below Lubbock), and from north of Amarillo to Duma and then to either Raton, NM (where it merges to I-25, one way or another)
*TX-349 from Lamesa to near Sterling City
*US-277 from San Angelo to Carrizo Springs
*US-83 from Carrizo Springs to merging into I-35 @ Botines?
NOTE: Expect and pay attention to potential bypasses, 4-lane upgrades, and/or overpass upgrades for any of these US routes


the recent Big Spring and Del Rio are also potentially part of the I-27 extension

News of I-27 extension is still going on, with March 2021 at the latest (https://abc7amarillo.com/news/local/rep-jackson-backs-bill-to-prep-i-27-for-expansion), whiling I-14 is more or less short-lived and will end up like I-27, before the extension plans ironically enough.

With all that being said, we wait for and watch the upgrades happen.  :popcorn:

--- End quote ---
We don't need an interstate to every area of America. This is starting to get ridiculous!

Pixel 5

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The corridor from north of I-10 does make sense - all of the eastern portion of Texas from Dallas to San Antonio to Houston lacks any direct interstate connection to the northwest.

From a system perspective, it does make some sense south of I-10 to Laredo as well, given it would connect that metro to the northwest, the only reasonable is questionable is merely low volumes.

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This routing would actually give an alternate truck routing away from the crowded I-35 corridor. Most of the road north of I-40 has more regional interest.

Scott5114:

--- Quote from: silverback1065 on June 08, 2021, 07:06:40 PM ---We don't need an interstate to every area of America. This is starting to get ridiculous!

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Franklin D. Roosevelt, what are you doing on this road forum?

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