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Tuesday
Mar072017

More money for Loop 335 project

News Channel 10

March 7, 2017

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) -

Mayor Paul HarpoleWhen it comes to the Loop project, Mayor Paul Harpole isn't hiding the fact there's a lot to be done. 

"We're talking about a 43 mile Loop that we must have to move traffic through this region, not just Amarillo," said Mayor Harpole. "So, it is critical to the growth of our city." 

It's going to take awhile but TxDOT just made it a bit easier. 

"We hoped, we begged, we pleaded, we prodded, we got it," said Harpole. 

The City of Amarillo recently received $65 Million in TxDOT money to extend the Loop. Mayor Harpole says without this money it would have taken another 30 years to expand Loop 335.

Read on...

Friday
Sep182015

Ports to Plains highway project is coming

News Channel 10

September 15, 2015

It’s known as Ports-to-Plains and it will provide a modern highway network that stretches from Texas’s border with Mexico all the way into the Canadian plains.  Eventually.

The project isn’t done yet, but according to Michael Reeves, president of the Ports-to-Plains Alliance, much of the highway improvements – in Texas, at least – has been completed.

Reeves, who lives in Lubbock, has led the alliance – which he said is a 501 c 6 non-profit organization – for about a dozen years. He’s a Lubbock native, a journalism graduate from Texas Tech University and he’s an energetic advocate for this massive highway project.

The alliance comprises local officials representing cities, counties and chambers of commerce in communities stretching all the way from Mazatlán, on Mexico’s Pacific Coast, to Alberta, Reeves said.

“One of our goals is to relieve some of the heavy truck traffic from Interstate 35,” Reeves said. Expanding and improving the highway through Texas and north into the rest of the Great Plains would divert traffic that’s now moving along I-35 that most officials believe is causing considerable congestion headaches, Reeves said.  Read on…