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5/10/05

Small Turnout To Big Issue Facing Lubbock

It seems just about everyone has an opinion on how the last phase of the Marsha Sharp Freeway should be funded, but hardly anyone showed up Tuesday night to share it.

"I talked to a lot of people, and they said there's no use in going...take it out of one pocket or another pocket, and if I don't like it then I just won't drive it," said Mikel Ward, about the low attendance at the first of three public hearings hosted by the Lubbock Metropolitan Planning Organization.

There are four possible options to fund the freeway project. One plan includes collecting money from nearby cities and another plan suggests creating a toll way. Some of the plans could speed up the time it takes to complete construction, while others offer more funding in the long run. Either way, the planning organization needs feedback.

The next public forum is Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the Estacado High School auditorium.

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