Texas continues to recognize the value of the Ports-to-Plains Corridor. Lubbock continues to recognize the value of a north-south trade corridor.
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I am glad to see Mayor Glen Robertson recognizing the need to extend Interstate 27 south of Lubbock.
The mayor is conducting meetings with state and regional officials to begin studying the expansion. He also wants to include the possibility of extending the interstate north out of Amarillo, the idea being to tie into the ports-to-plains project and create a trade corridor that would position Lubbock as a distribution community.
I think the mayor is right on in his thinking. This is a project that he also understands could take up to 50 years. Knowing that, I appreciate him looking to the future and planning past his time in office…