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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!

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The Story Of The I-27 Numbering Sees A New Change

Posted 08-30-2023 at 05:03 PM by case44
Updated 08-31-2023 at 05:13 PM by case44


I honestly didn't think this was going to happen. Honestly. But the new Ports-To-Plains legislation did officially pass through the U.S. Senate, but previous plans just had to be modified.

Okay.

So, as I previously reported here on Case's Column, we saw Interstate 27 having its new tires kicked with the Sterling City-to-Midland split named I-227. Not anymore now. It will now officially be named I-27W, which means that U.S. Highway 87 from Sterling City through Big Spring and up to Lamesa will now be known as I-27E. That's what a lot of people will care about when the interstate picks up steam in construction in those areas. If that's the final answer, then so be it. Even though there will be a split, it's expected that the eastern segment will carry the mainline exit numbering for I-27 as a whole. Texas will lead the major leagues in suffixed highways, but it's not going to bother this writer. But wait until you hear what they'll be doing north of Dumas.

Wait for it.


Up in the High Plains of the Panhandle, what was once to be thought of as I-327 will now be known as I-27N. Don't laugh. That's just going to be a stub now since Colorado doesn't want more interstates in their state because of far-left stupidity. I don't see that particular corridor being built in my lifetime, but I do see Lubbock getting connected with San Angelo, with the latter having a genuine (and groundbreaking) opportunity to get an important crossroads cooking on the southeast side of town. Danged if this doesn't happen. I just read an article saying that officials could see portions of I-27 built throughout Texas in the next ten years, and that's certainly possible.

While kicking in the new tires is still going to be fun to watch on Interstate 27, it will be interesting to see how the locals fully embrace this new corridor.
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    Would like to see (at least) the San Angelo-to-Amarillo portion of 27 complete in ten years. Also, if there’s any chance of getting divided highway on US 83 between Junction and ten miles S of Eden (where it already exists), lots of people would appreciate it.
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    Posted 08-30-2023 at 08:30 PM by shoe01 shoe01 is offline
 

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