A Segment Committee Meeting was held in Big Spring today as part of the comprehensive study conducted by TXDOT for the Ports-to-Plains Corridor. The study must evaluate the feasibility of, and the costs and logistical matters associated with, improvements that create a four-lane divided highway, which meets interstate highway standards to the extent possible.
According to Gene Powell, Public Information Officer for the Odessa District of TXDOT, Monday’s meeting was the first of 4 for Segment 2, which runs between the Hale/Lubbock County line and the Sutton/Edwards County line. He noted that the purpose of the meeting is to gather feedback from mayors and county judges, or their appointees, to hear what they see as needs along the corridor.
"The Ports-to-Plains Corridor is nearly 1,000 miles long. It’s impossible to know every nook and cranny of it, so we need local elected officials, and others, to come to these meetings and give us their perspective of what needs to be done,” said Powell.
The next Segment 2 Committee Meeting is projected to be in February; however, it may be in a different portion of Segment 2. The exact time and date are yet to be determined.