In 1997, Dr. Ray Perryman indicated that providing a four lane linkage between Amarillo, Lubbock, and the Odessa-Midland MSA's would create over $4 billion in initial economic impact.
Traffic counts have increased by 40% on this road over the last five years.
The Permian Basin and the Texas Panhandle, 3 of the most dominant MSA's west of Interstate 35, linked by energy, economics, education….and a 2 lane country road.
Texas can do better!
TXDOT Executive Director Phil Wilson announced the Department’s decision to expand and rehabilitate all of SH 349 from Midland to Lamesa as four lane highway during the AN annual meeting in November.
MOTRAN Chairman Tom McMinn said, “We truly appreciate Phil’s vision and effort to address this critical issue. This project will have a tremendous safety and economic impact for our entire region”