Public Meetings Scheduled for US 67 Master Plan


Contact: Jennifer Wright

Phone: (915) 790-4340

Date: May 4, 2018


Four public meetings are scheduled to gather feedback on the future of US 67. The TxDOT El Paso District is developing a Corridor Plan for 142 miles of the corridor from I-10 west of Fort Stockton to the Presidio/Ojinaga Port of Entry on the U.S./Mexico border. The US 67 Corridor Master Plan will identify current and future needs along US 67, and provide a set of recommended projects for short-, medium-, and long-term implementation.

US 67 provides access to the towns of Marfa, Alpine, Presidio, and surrounding communities, as well as Big Bend National Park, Sul Ross State University, the Marfa Lights, Big Bend Ranch State Park, Fort Leaton State Park, and Fort Davis attractions. It serves multiple communities with diverse needs and priorities. This rural area has experienced significant growth in recent years, and TxDOT is undertaking a corridor study to help determine the current and future transportation needs to best serve the communities along US 67. TxDOT wants to be proactive in planning for a safe and efficient corridor.

“The US 67 Corridor has experienced increasing traffic driven by many factors, including population growth, additional tourism and special events, international commerce and Permian Basin oilfield development,” said TxDOT El Paso District Engineer Bob Bielek. “This has led to a number of safety and transportation issues. For example, from 2010 to 2016, there were more than 600 crashes along the corridor, including 100 injury crashes and 11 fatal accidents.”

The purpose of this first series of public meetings is to present the study goals and objectives, as well as to provide the communities with an opportunity to help shape the future of transportation along the US 67 Corridor. The public is invited to attend one of the four meetings; the same information will be presented at each meeting. Meetings will be in an open house format where the public may come and go at their convenience and staff will be available to answer questions. No presentation will be given.

Each meeting is scheduled from 5 – 7 p.m.

More information may be found on the project website: US 67 Corridor Master Plan.

Alpine
Monday, May 14
5 – 7 p.m.
Alpine Civic Center
100 N. 13th St.
Alpine, Texas 79830

Fort Stockton
Tuesday, May 15
5 – 7 p.m.
Large Community Hall
James Rooney Memorial Park
Fort Stockton, Texas 79735

Marfa
Wednesday, May 16
5 – 7 p.m.
Marfa Visitor Center, Historic USO Building
302 S. Highland Avenue
Marfa, Texas 79843

Presidio
Thursday, May 17
5 – 7 p.m.
Presidio Activity Center (PAC)
1200 E. O’Reilly
Presidio, Texas 79845

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