Skip to main content

TxDOT breaks ground on Hwy. 87 reliever route

April 26, 2014

A ground-breaking ceremony for the largest construction project in the history of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Abilene District to date — the US 87 Truck Relief Route — was held Friday at the Hangar 25 Air Museum.

Local, state and federal dignitaries celebrated the moment by speaking of the project’s history, economical importance and the collaborative effort by West Texas communities to bring the bypass to fruition. Yet, of all the eloquent words spoken at the podium Friday morning, one long-time advocate of the Ports-to-Plains trade corridor said it best.

“Today is one of those I-can’t-really-believe-this-is-happening days,” said Bill Crooker, a long-time former Howard County commissioner and an original member of the Ports to Plains Trade Corridor Coalition who left the board in 2011.

For more of this story, read Sunday's edition of the Herald.

MONAHANS – The Big Spring High School defense had every chance in the world to fold up like a cheap...
Tyler Collins continues to make Howard College baseball history ... even three seasons after he...
SAN ANGELO – The Big Spring High School Steers made sure the large crowd on hand at San Angelo...

 

Premium Drupal Themes by Adaptivethemes