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Old 03-19-2015, 08:55 PM
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Lubbock Mayor Glen Robertson is meeting this week with various officials to discuss the Ports-to-Plains corridor and possible expansions of Interstate 27 south of Lubbock and north of Amarillo. While this can's been kicked around before in transportation circles, this proposal should be more than just talk, but action. If built, then our state's economy (as well as these West Texas regions) would flourish even more with an important north-south link through the western part of the state, and that includes the Lubbock metro area as an important cog in this route.

Possible I-27 Expansion Getting More Discussion Regionally - EverythingLubbock.com

My take: Mile marker 1 of I-27 should not be in Lubbock; rather, it should be much further south. Already connecting with I-40 in the north, the proposed expansion would provide important (and, soon, faster) links to I-20 and I-10.
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Old 03-19-2015, 09:29 PM
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In addition, the vision with this particular expansion is for Lubbock to be more of a major player in distribution, not just warehousing.
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Old 03-20-2015, 07:35 PM
 
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An extension of I-27 into the OK Panhandle would have been nice a couple of weeks ago when I had to drive to Buffalo, OK. Nice country up that way.
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Old 03-21-2015, 03:39 PM
 
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at least extend down to I -20 !!
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Old 04-16-2015, 09:10 AM
 
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Extension of I-27 south has been shot down numerous times by TxDOT. It simply does not have enough traffic on US 87 to warrant a freeway system. There have been talks however, to continue I-27 north of Amarillo to Denver via US 287. The problem that arises from this is how to bypass the Interstate around Amarillo in the most economical manner. So to speak of expansion of 27, it is more than likely not going to happen due to funding, when the State could spend money in bigger cities (Just went to Houston and I don't blame the State). I'm surprised Amarillo will get 2 stack interchanges when they redo/reroute Loop 335.
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Old 04-16-2015, 02:40 PM
 
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Why would they bypass Amarillo if they extend I-27? There would be no sense whatsoever in doing so.
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Old 04-16-2015, 03:48 PM
 
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bypass amarillo? i think the OP means how would you get through amarillo on I27 without some type of bypass.
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Old 04-16-2015, 09:48 PM
 
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Take it around the west side (especially if it's going to go up to Denver), and rebrand the existing length of I-27 that runs into the heart of Amarillo. Make it I-127 or I-327, etc.
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Old 04-18-2015, 11:58 AM
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bypass amarillo? i think the OP means how would you get through amarillo on I27 without some type of bypass.
In reference to Amarillo, you wouldn't need to bypass it. In all probability, TXDOT could build the north and southbound mainlanes on two separate, elevated structures to navigate through downtown. What Lubbock Mayor Glen Robertson really wants to see is the southern extension of the freeway south of Lubbock. I know it's a longshot and it's been talked about before, but he's serious about wanting to do something.
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Old 04-18-2015, 12:03 PM
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Extension of I-27 south has been shot down numerous times by TxDOT. It simply does not have enough traffic on US 87 to warrant a freeway system. There have been talks however, to continue I-27 north of Amarillo to Denver via US 287. The problem that arises from this is how to bypass the Interstate around Amarillo in the most economical manner. So to speak of expansion of 27, it is more than likely not going to happen due to funding, when the State could spend money in bigger cities (Just went to Houston and I don't blame the State). I'm surprised Amarillo will get 2 stack interchanges when they redo/reroute Loop 335.
I realize that there have been previous discussions with and propositions made to TXDOT through the years. Traffic and funding are, indeed, issues. And, no, Amarillo won't be bypassed just because the freeway enters/exits downtown streets on opposite arteries. I'm not as hip on a Denver extension as I am on getting San Angelo and Lubbock connected. I know other cities in Texas must be prioritized ahead of West Texas locales, but West Texas must not be ignored altogether.
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