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Public Meeting for the Texico-Farwell Railroad Bridge Project

February 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), in partnership with the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT), invites you to join us for a public meeting on either of the two days mentioned below. During the public meetings, both agencies will display changes made to a previously presented bridge schematic.

The bridge option being presented proposes the elimination of the existing at-grade (surface) crossing at the Texas and New Mexico state line. The construction of this bridge would span the existing railroad line and allow the traveling public to experience continuous traffic flow without train delays. Alternative number two, which was previously presented to the communities as U.S. 60 and F.M. 292 Train Bypass Route, has been eliminated as a feasible design.  The public is encouraged to participate and provide feedback about the proposed revisions.

Purpose and Need of the Project:

1.  Enhance the traffic mobility for emergency responders in the communities.
2.  Provide a safer crossing for roadway users by eliminating the at-grade railroad crossing at the Texas and New Mexico state line.
3.  Reduction of delayed traffic and congestion at streets attempting to enter US 60, US 70/84 in the communities of Texico, NM, and Farwell, TX.
4.  Reduce the potential for train versus pedestrian and train versus vehicle crashes.
Eliminate train delays which will improve access on US 60/70/84.

MEETING DETAILS AND RESOURCES

IN-PERSON MEETING LOCATION 
Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. (MST)
Texico ISD Cafeteria
520 N. Griffin St.
Texico, NM 88135

The in-person public meetings will be conducted in English. Headsets will be available at both meetings for those needing simultaneous Spanish translation services.

IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND:
An English and Spanish pre-recorded presentation including audio and visual components will be available on the TXDOT meeting webpage by 4 p.m. (CST) on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024.

TO LEARN MORE AND SHARE COMMENTS

Comments must be received or postmarked by Friday, March 8, 2024, to be a part of the public meeting record.  Details on how to share comments is on the TXDOT meeting webpage.

Details

Date:
February 22
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://www.txdot.gov/projects/hearings-meetings/lubbock/farwell-railroad-bridge-021524.html

Venue

Texico ISD Cafeteria
520 N. Griffin St.
Texico,, New Mexico 88135
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