This project was the largest ever in the San Angelo District and took almost four years to complete. It represents the next phase of development for a relief route that serves both Texas Trunk System and Ports-to-Plains initiatives to develop the US 87/US 277 corridor through the state into a four-lane divided highway.
A special dedication was also given to highway signage honoring a 35-year veteran of TxDOT who succumbed to cancer during the construction of the project. Curtis Whitlock was the Chief Inspector for the US 67 project.
A private ceremony was held with the family prior to the opening of the Tractor Trail 1SG Curtis J Whitlock Memorial Overpass. This was the overpass he was working on when he died. Reece Albert, Inc. paid for the signage and installation.