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Governor Signs Law to Study Building Interstate 27 Through San Angelo

From SanAngeloLive

AUSTIN, TX — Mayor Brenda Gunter lobbied for it, and now the Interstate 27 highway through San Angelo is closer to reality. Yesterday, Gov. Greg Abbott signed Texas House Bill 1079 that directs the Texas Department of Transportation to conduct a comprehensive study of the Ports-to-Plains Corridor from Laredo through San Angelo to the Oklahoma-Texas border north of Amarillo.

This study will also detail improvements to extend Interstate 27 to the Texas-New Mexico border.


Joining Gunter in providing legislative support were: City Manager Jared Miller, City of Amarillo; Ports-to-Plains Board Member Milton Pax, Dumas; Deputy City Manager Michelle Bonner, City of Amarillo; Councilman Steve Massengale, City of Lubbock; Mayor Larry McLellan, City of Big Spring; Chairman of Ports-to-Plains Alliance and President/CEO of Lubbock Economic Development Alliance John Osborne, Lubbock; and County Judge Steve Smith, Sutton County and Ports-to-Plains Alliance Board of Directors. While not testifying, the following provided legislative support during the hearings: President John Esparza, Texas Trucking Association; County Commissioner Bill McCay, Lubbock County; President/CEO Carlton Schwab, Texas Economic Development Council; Leticia Van de Putte, Andrade-Van De Putte & Associates (Del Rio); and Mark Vane, Husch Blackwell Strategies (Caterpillar).

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