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Concern that any new highway project almost certainly will take traffic around rather than through Lamesa, directors of the Lamesa Area Chamber of Commerce were hesitant on Monday to support a proposed extension of Interstate 27 from Lubbock to Laredo. But, while concerned about the short-term impact of a bypass on the community, board members said they see long-term benefits of being located along what could become a major thoroughfare across West Texas. After discussing various pros and cons, a majority of the board eventually voted during their regular meeting to support efforts by the Ports-to-Plains Alliance to seek federal Interstate designation ...

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Lamesa Press-Reporter

P.O. Box 710
Lamesa, TX 79331