Advisory committee meets to discuss feasibility of I-27 extension to Laredo

Advisory committee meets to discuss feasibility of I-27 extension to Laredo
The Ports-to-Plains Corridor Advisory Committee met on Oct. 1 to discuss the feasibility of the Interstate 27 extension. (Source: Anna Orsini, KCBD)

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - The Ports-to-Plains Advisory met for the first time today to discuss costs and other matters related to extending Interstate 27 from Lubbock to Laredo.

The advisory committee consists of county judges and mayors who will provide recommendations on the planning and development of the highway extension, called the Ports-to-Plains Corridor.

This stretch of road was decided on during this recent legislative session with the passage of House Bill 1079. Through this, officials will study the feasibility and logistics associated with the four-lane divided highway that will extend I-27 to I-20, then to I-10 and later from I-10 to port of entry in Laredo.

Advisory committee members include:

  • George Arispe, mayor of Eldorado
  • John Baker, mayor of Tahoka
  • Mike Braddock, Lynn county judge
  • Bob Brinkmann, mayor of Dumas
  • Ramsey Cantu, mayor of Eagle Pass
  • Terri Beth Carter, Sherman County judge
  • Bryan Cox, Martin County judge
  • Steve Floyd, Tom Green County judge
  • Ronnie Gordon, Hartley County judge
  • Brenda Gunter, mayor of San Angelo
  • Kim Halfmann, Glasscock County judge
  • Phillip Hass, mayor of Dalhart
  • Deborah Horwood, Sterling County judge
  • Lane Horwood, mayor of Sterling City
  • Ernie Houdashell, Randall county judge
  • Terry Johnson, Midland County judge
  • Harold Keeter, Swisher County judge
  • Bruno Lozano, mayor of Del Rio
  • Jerry Morales, mayor of Midland
  • David B. Mull, Hale County judge
  • Ginger Nelson, mayor of Amarillo
  • Foy O’Brien, Val Verde County judge
  • Curtis Parrish, Lubbock County judge
  • Francisco G. Ponce, Dimmit County judge
  • Dan Pope, mayor of Lubbock
  • Ricky Reed, mayor of Stratford
  • Johnny Rhoades, Moore County judge
  • Wesley Ritchey, Dallam County judge
  • Pete Saenz, mayor of Laredo
  • David Saucedo, Maverick County judge
  • Wayne Seiple, mayor of Carrizo Springs
  • James Tullis Shahan, Kinney County judge
  • Souli Asa Shanklin, Edwards County judge
  • Wanda Shurley, mayor of Sonora
  • Steven H. Smith, Sutton County judge
  • Hal Spain, Coke County judge
  • Josh Stevens, mayor of Lamesa
  • Nancy Tanner, Potter County judge
  • Shannon Thomason, mayor of Big Spring
  • Tano Tijerina, Webb County judge
  • David Turner, mayor of Odessa
  • Kathryn Wiseman, Howard County judge

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