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Logistics: Highways and Railways; Part 1- Highways

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Sweetwater

Logistics: Highways and Railways; Part 1- Highways

As we see our national and state economies continue to rebound from the most recent recession, we are seeing more and more traffic on the highways.  Based on traffic count numbers from 2013, provided by TXDOT, our average daily traffic count at exit 244 is 20,189 with approximately 34% of those being semi tractor/trailers.  TXDOT is already projecting that by 2033, the number will rise to 28,260. 

Logistics: Highways and Railways; Part 2 - Rail

Author: 
Sweetwater

Sweetwater and Nolan County have been fortunate to have the railroad pass through our community.  Early in the 20th Century, passenger trains would stop in downtown Sweetwater near Oak Street for commerce.  In recent times, it seemed like “going through” was the only thing they did.  Other than what Buzzi, USG, and GP used, that is about all they did was to “pass through”.  That was before the growth of industries like wind and oil & gas.