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Farwell Railroad Bridge Project

In-person public meetings with virtual option

In-person meetings: Thursday, Feb. 15 and Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024

Virtual option: Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024 by 4 p.m.

Virtual public meeting presentations

Public comment deadline Comments must be received or postmarked by Friday, March 8, 2024 to be a part of the public meeting record.
Virtual details A pre-recorded presentation including audio and visual components will be available on this webpage by 4 p.m. (CST) on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024.
Farwell in-person details Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. (CST) Farwell ISD Administration Building 805 Ave. G Farwell, TX 79325
Texico in-person details Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. (MST) Texico ISD Cafeteria 520 N. Griffin St. Texico, NM 88135

The purpose of these public meetings is to present and receive public input from the communities of Parmer County, TX and Curry County, NM on the proposed construction of a bridge structure spanning the railroad crossing at the Texas and New Mexico state line.


In June 2023, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) in partnership with the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT), presented two design alternatives to the communities of Farwell, TX and Texico, NM. The design alternatives presented were the US 60/70/84 Railroad Bridge and the US60/FM 292 Train Bypass Route. The conclusion of the previous meeting conducted in the summer provided both agencies with vital information that allowed for revisions and alterations to our design.

Both agencies would like to bring these revisions back to the public to identify any other constraints that may lead to a successful design. This bridge option would eliminate the existing at-grade (surface) crossing and would allow the traveling public and communities of Farwell, TX and Texico, NM to experience continuous traffic flow without train delays. Alternative design number two (US 60 and FM 292 Train Bypass Route) that was previously presented in June 2023 has been eliminated as a feasible design.

The public is encouraged to participate and provide feedback about the revisions proposed. The in-person meetings will be conducted in a public meeting format. In-person attendees will be able to review the same materials and presentation as the online pre-recorded public meeting. Staff will be available to answer questions in-person.

View previous meeting documentation.

Accessibility The in-person public meetings will be conducted in English, there will be the availability for persons to utilize headsets for simultaneous Spanish translation services at both in-person meetings. If you need an interpreter or document translator because English or Spanish is not your primary language or have difficulty communicating effectively in English or Spanish, one will be provided to you. If you have a disability and need assistance, special arrangements can be made to accommodate most needs. If you need interpretation or translation services or are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to attend and participate in the public meeting, please contact the TxDOT Public Information Officer at 806-748-4472, no later than 4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 10, 2024. Please be aware that advance notice is required as some services and accommodations may require time for the project team to arrange.
Meeting materials
How to make a comment

Written comments from the public regarding the proposed project are requested and may be submitted in one of the following ways:

  • In-person at one of the two public meetings
  • By mail (print comment card above): TxDOT Lubbock District Attn: ENV Office/Farwell Bridge Project 135 Slaton Rd. Lubbock, TX 79404
  • By email

All comments must be received or postmarked by Friday, March 8, 2024 to be addressed in the public meeting documentation (available after March 20, 2024).

Ask project staff questions

If you have a question about this project and would like to speak to a project staff member you are free to contact one of the staff members identified below:

Kylan Francis, P.E. TxDOT Lubbock District Director of Transportation Planning and Development 806-748-4490

Julia Perschnick, P.E. TxDOT Lubbock District Advanced Planning Director 806-748-4518

Michael Smelker, P.E. NMDOT District 2 Assistant District Engineer-Construction 575-202-3339

Louis Matta, P.E. NMDOT District 2 Assistant District Engineer-Engineering 575-291-9005

You may also email us at LBB_projects@txdot.gov.

Posted Jan. 19, 2024