June 20, 2019 444 PM
FAR WEST TEXAS – The final round of public meetings to gather feedback on the future of US 67 is scheduled next week in Presidio, Marfa, Fort Davis, and Alpine.
The TxDOT El Paso District is developing a Corridor Plan for 142 miles of the highway from I-10 west of Fort Stockton to the Presidio/ Ojinaga Port of Entry on the Texas/U.S./Mexico border.
The US 67 Corridor Master Plan will identify current and future needs along US 67, and provide a set of recommended projects for short-, medium-, and long-term implementation.
“This third round of public meetings will allow the public to review alternative concepts developed from feedback received in previous rounds and experience some of them using a mixed reality experience,” said TxDOT Director of Transportation Planning and Development Eddie Valtier, P.E. “This virtual experience provides an innovative approach in planning for the future of the corridor.”
US 67 provides access to the towns of Marfa, Alpine, Presidio and surrounding communities, as well as Big Bend National Park, Sul Ross State University, the Marfa Lights, Big Bend Ranch State Park, Fort Leaton State Park, and Fort Davis attractions. It serves multiple communities with diverse needs and priorities.
The area has experienced significant growth in recent years, and TxDOT is undertaking a corridor study to help determine the current and future transportation needs to best serve the communities along US 67.
TxDOT wants to be proactive in planning for a safe and efficient corridor. The public is invited to attend one of the four meetings; the same information will be presented at each meeting. Meetings will be in an open house format where the public may come and go at their convenience and staff will be available to answer questions.
Each meeting is scheduled from 5-7pm and includes interactive exhibits. A presentation at each meeting is scheduled for 5:30pm. The open house/visualization is scheduled 2-4pm at each location.
Residents who are not able to attend, but would like to provide feedback can do so by visiting the project website, US 67 Corridor Master Plan. A virtual public meeting will also be published online following the in-person meetings, as well as information about the study to-date and frequently asked questions.
The Texas Department of Transportation is responsible for maintaining 80,000 miles of road and for supporting aviation, rail, and public transportation across the state.
The meetings begin Monday, June 24 in Fort Davis and conclude Thursday, June 27 in Presidio, with Marfa and Alpine meetings on Tuesday, June 25, and Wednesday, June 26, respectively.
Here’s the schedule:
FORT DAVIS – Monday, June 24, 5-7pm, (Open House/Visualization Demonstration 2-4pm, Presentation, 5:30pm, Dirks-Anderson Elementary School Gym, 801 State Street.
MARFA – Tuesday, June 25, 5-7pm, (Open House/Visualization Demonstration 2-4pm, Presentation, 5:30pm, Marfa Visitor Center, Historic USO Building, 302 South Highland Avenue (US 67).
ALPINE – Wednesday, June 26, 5-7pm, (Open House/Visualization Demonstration 2-4pm, Presentation, 5:30pm, Alpine Civic Center, 801 West Holland Avenue (US 67).
PRESIDIO – Thursday, June 27, 5-7pm, (Open House/Visualization Demonstration 2-4pm, Presentation, 5:30pm, The PAC, Presidio Activity Center, 1200 East O’Reilly Street.