U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > Blogs > Welcome To Case's Column
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Welcome To Case's Column

Let me say a big welcome to all of you for joining me here. I'm going to call these blog meetings Case's Column. I wanted to use "Corner", but that was already taken. Since 2008, it's been a real privilege to come on here and share some of my life with you, and it's a big world where we live.

In these blogs, I'll just speak whatever is on my mind, but we will be playing within the rules here. I may pick a particular topic, point out an event, or shoot the breeze. I'm a little bit of an essayist at times, so I'll just speak what's on my mind, and I might tell a story or two. Or, I might spew out an opinion or three. There will be some serious moments, some tender, some poignant, but there will also be those moments that you'll just bust out laughing. But, hopefully, everything will be in good fun here. And, of course, there's a place below for your comments and thoughts as we go along here. So feel free to join me for the ride -- I sure as heck hope I'm doing this right and not making any mistakes.

Thanks for taking your time in reading Case's Column. Hopefully, you'll enjoy being entertained by it as much as I've enjoyed putting these writings together. And thanks for the time you spend in City-Data.com, where it's great to be alive!



Rate this Entry

I-27 Update: The Split Name Revealed, Along With The Spur

Posted 06-25-2023 at 06:51 PM by case44
Updated 07-02-2023 at 01:30 PM by case44

Well, it's been revealed. And your writer has reveled.

The powers that be who bring you the interstate highway system and it's christening process have informed that Interstate 27 in West Texas will have a mainline route. The auxiliary planned to run from just north of Sterling City, through Midland, and on to Lamesa will be called Interstate 227. Further north, and way into the future, a segment north of Dumas to the Oklahoma State Line will be called Interstate 327. So, we will see Interstate 27 signs popping up in Big Spring and Lamesa in the future and the mainline will follow U.S. Highway 87 for a sizable chunk of its Texas run. Such will be the case on its course from Lubbock to San Angelo. In addition, it should be noted that Wikipedia did announce this, as well as Interstate 14's final names, which will be suffixed with N and S. You already know what those stand for.

And those of you who hate suffixes on blue shield interstate signs, well, you'll get at least one wish fulfilled. I-27 will not see an E or a W. Do, however, expect to see some interesting signage between Midland and San Angelo, and there will be double-interstate multiplex.

This plan also assures that a potential Lubbock interstate designation for State Loop 289 will definitely begin with either 4, 6, or 8 if it's to end with 27. No, it's not official as yet, but it's worth salivating over. In reality, it's long overdue. Just saying. And the new I-327 deal also erases the prospect of a potential interstate spur route for what is now State Spur 327. It just does, folks.

What I can't wait for will be the eventual mile marker and exit numbering of I-27 (new numbers from Lubbock southward and re-numbering from Lubbock to Amarillo), and in my view, any road work between Laredo and Lubbock needs to begin soon, not later on.
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 147 Comments 4
Total Comments 4


  1. Old Comment
    Word I'm hearing is that this numbering may not be a done deal. U.S. Senator Ted Cruz has a beef with this, claiming better representation of the route in Midland is needed rather than a loop designation. So don't be surprised if I've got to chime back in with another update. At least, now, we've got names.
    Posted 06-27-2023 at 03:30 PM by case44 case44 is online now
  2. Old Comment
    Then just flip them, sort of like I-10/I-12 in Louisiana (the shorter route is I-12).
    Posted 06-29-2023 at 12:19 PM by shoe01 shoe01 is offline
  3. Old Comment
    Oddly enough, they couldn't make the segment from Raton, N.M., into Dumas a spur connection and just have I-27 go a different direction. With Colorado screwing Ports-to-Plains' original plans because that state decided to go far-left with their ridiculous climate nonsense (which would mean they don't want any more interstate highways built in the state), it forces our hand at the poker table. Ports-to-Plains would have to consider rerouting its corridor through western Kansas.

    We'll worry about that down the line. I just want to get I-10 to Lubbock built.
    Posted 07-02-2023 at 01:49 PM by case44 case44 is online now
  4. Old Comment
    Originally Posted by shoe01 View Comment
    Then just flip them, sort of like I-10/I-12 in Louisiana (the shorter route is I-12).
    They can't, shoe. U.S. 87 exists in Big Spring, not Midland. Secondly (and this is why not), there is no north-south U.S. highway designated in Midland, but there is one in Odessa. I cannot see an interstate being built on U.S. 385 anytime soon.

    So the mainline has to follow 87. In any event, it makes perfect sense and you can get from Angelo to Lubbock (and vice versa) potentially in less than three hours' time. Regardless of designation, Midland is going to be just fine. They're still going to get a high-quality, four-lane, limited-access interstate going north to south. More on the specs when I can write about them.
    Posted 07-02-2023 at 01:53 PM by case44 case44 is online now

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:34 PM.

© 2005-2023, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top