Farwell and Texico Railroad Bridge Project
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Farwell and Texico Railroad Bridge Project

In-person public meeting

In-person meeting: Thursday, May 9, 2024, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. MST

Public comment deadline Comments must be received or postmarked by Friday, May 24, 2024, to be a part of the public meeting record.
In-person details

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), in partnership with the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT), invites the public to an open house style public meeting, where visitors may come and go as they choose, and view a new proposed railroad bridge design. Project staff will be in attendance to answer questions. Additional documents will be added to this page, so please feel free to return to this page for more information through Thursday, May 9, 2024.

Thursday, May 9, 2024
4:30 – 6:30 p.m. (MST)
Texico Community Center
211 N. Griffin St.
Texico, NM 88135


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


In February 2024, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), in partnership with the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT), presented a design alternative to the communities of Farwell, Texas and Texico, New Mexico. The design alternative presented was a Railroad Bridge spanning the Stateline and located on the existing US 60/70/84. Previously presented, US60/FM 292 Train Bypass Route, had been eliminated and its lack of mobility was relayed in the public meetings.

The conclusion of the February public meeting was that both agencies should determine if additional alternatives may be feasible to reduce concerns related to community impacts.

The affected communities of Farwell, Texas and Texico, New Mexico provided supplemental input and concerns regarding previously presented designs. Both agencies have listened to the community and have developed a new design and alignment that may be feasible. Both agencies will present this new design alternative to identify its mobility and public view on May 9, 2024.


The in-person open house will be conducted in English. Staff will be available with any Spanish translation, if needed. 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., Monday, May 6, 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

Design Schematics/ Esquema de diseños

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
  • Or filling out this form

All comments must be received or postmarked by Friday, May 24, 2024 to be addressed in the public meeting documentation (available after June 1, 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

Julia Perschnick, P.E.
TxDOT Lubbock District
Advanced Planning Director

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

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

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

Posted April 22, 2024