City of Andrews Opens Truck Reliever Route 10/8/13
CBS 7 News
October 8, 2013
ANDREWS, TX-After 5-years of construction, the City of Andrews finally opened the highly anticipated truck reliever route known as “Loop 1910.”
Officials hope the route will help the city solve many issues it faces as a booming town.
Today's ribbon cutting ceremony was a long time coming for the 12.5 million dollar project.
Community members and City Officials had their first opportunity to drive the roughly 13-mile loop around the city.
Many hope it will provide solutions for Andrews from safety to city growth.
"We have worked well with Tex-dot, who has designated this as an official truck route. They even installed traffic signals at major sections. We've done widening projects in the state highways all designed to enhance safety in this route," said Glen Hackler, Andrews City Manager.
Project Manager Scott Wallace says the future of Andrews looks promising and will only continue to benefit from this construction.
"I look at Loop 1910 as being our next growth ring, similar to what a tree would have. I see Andrews growing out to our new loop," said Wallace.
Those in the community are thrilled and relieved that the loop has finally opened.
"[Highway] 385 this main road that cuts right through Andrews, is always packed with a lot of oil field traffic, and huge trucks, and backs up pretty bad. Time-wise [and] safety wise it’s going to be great," said Andrea Free, Andrews resident.
City Manager Glen Hackler says the new loop will not only help control the oilfield traffic, but it will also expand and help the City of Andrews grow.