TXDOT hosted a public meeting about possible changes to the route in Big Spring on Tuesday.
TXDOT is considering changing the 4-lane divided highway to an uncontrolled access highway -- which means a highway with no designated entrances and exits.
TXDOT officials believe the change will accommodate landowners along the truck relief route.
The route itself -- which has been a project in the works since the 1980s -- is designed to make driving in the area safer.
"One of the biggest benefits will be to safety," TXDOT Public Information Officer Darah Waldrip told Big 2. "Moving some of that heavy truck traffic through the center of town where there are a lot of hills and traffic lights, makes it difficult for a truck to stop."
The reliever route is set to be 14 miles long.
The route will run from the intersection of U.S. 87 and F.M. 700 north of Big Spring to the intersection of U.S. 87 and Ranch Road 33 south of Big Spring.