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Dignitaries will descend on Big Spring Friday as the The Texas Department of Transportation, city of Big Spring and the â€¨Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the US 87 Truck Relief Route.
â€śThis is an extremely important moment,â€ť said Bill Crooker, a former long-time county commissioner and member of the Ports-to-Plains committee. â€śWe have been members of the Ports-to-Plains since 1999, and we feel that is a valuable asset to be on the Ports-to-Plains route. This bypass will help relieve truck traffic in downtown Big Spring.â€ť
The groundbreaking is set for 10:30 a.m. Friday, at Hangar 25 Air Museum, 1911 Apron Drive. A number of state and local officials area expected to celebrate the ground breaking.
For more of this story, read Monday's edition of the Herald.