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Offline rlee

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TX: US 87 Big Spring moved to bypass
« on: December 05, 2016, 02:04:38 am »
TxDOT opened the south half of a US 87 bypass around Big Spring back in the summer. When I drove the other day, the exit that had been under construction last year was signed as an exit for US 87 South.  I think it was Exit 173. TxDOT did not have any US 87 Business signs at Exit 177 US 87, but based on the articles, the old highway through downtown should be US 87 Business. I did not stop to take photos or explore.

Articles:
http://www.bigspringherald.com/content/ribbon-cutting-marks-completion-relief-route-project
http://www.newswest9.com/story/32469491/officials-to-celebrate-grand-opening-of-south-portion-of-us-87-truck-relief-route

Project Info:
http://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/projects/studies/abilene/us87.html

Google Aerials:
https://goo.gl/maps/Q3tnYPdXrtx. The bypass is the under construction road that loops around the SW side of the Big Spring airport.

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Re: TX: US 87 Big Spring moved to bypass
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2016, 09:25:58 pm »
Thanks. This has been on my radar, but I had no idea it was this far along. Business 87 was approved by AASHTO. I will look into it later on tonight.

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Re: TX: US 87 Big Spring moved to bypass
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2020, 01:58:49 pm »
Phase 2

N. U.S. Hwy 87 Relief Route ribbon cutting ceremony took place Wednesday

Amanda Duforat Aug 5, 2020 Updated Aug 5, 2020

Dignitaries, local leaders - county and city - along with TxDot representatives and community members gathered together Wednesday morning in celebration of the completion of the North US Hwy 87 Relief Route.

During the ribbon cutting ceremony, Senator Kel Seliger and State House Representative Drew Darby spoke about the project and the vision behind the construction. Representatives from U.S. Congressman Jodey Arrington's office and TxDot officials were also present and offered a few thoughts on the project.

"This is not just a highway, it's a vision," Senator Kel Seliger said.

As the Ports to Plains project continues and funding is sought, the new completed section of the relief route is a possibility for the connecting route and I-27 designation.

Edit: https://github.com/TravelMapping/HighwayData/pull/4182

Ping rlee:
Without modifications to rlee.list, you'll be incorrectly shown as having traveled US87BusBig N of I-20 (for the moment still part of I-87).
With modifications to rlee.list, you'll lose your 100% clinch of US87BusBig. :(
« Last Edit: September 18, 2020, 06:46:11 pm by yakra »