Where:

Mesita Elemantary School
Auditorium
3307 N. Stanton Street
El Paso, Texas 79908 (Map)

When:

Thursday, May. 10, 2018
Open House 6 p.m.
Hearing 7 p.m.

Purpose:

The purpose of the public hearing is to gather public input on proposed pedestrian and bicycle enhancements to an approximately 0.14 mile stretch of University Avenue from Stanton Street to Oregon Street in El Paso, Texas. The first part of the meeting will be an open house format so the public may come and go at their convenience, followed by a formal presentation and comment period.

Description:

The proposed project consists of constructing sidewalks, landscaping, crosswalks, and ramps that comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as well as repaving and restriping University Avenue. The proposed project would reconfigure the existing travel lanes to accommodate dedicated 5-foot-wide bicycle lanes in each direction, 10-foot-wide travel lanes, and 10-foot-wide right and left turn lanes. Proposed improvements are needed to address increased pedestrian traffic near the University of Texas at El Paso and to bring the facilities up to current ADA standards. The project would not require the acquisition of additional right-of-way; however, 0.004 acre of temporary construction easements would be required. No residential or commercial displacements would occur..

Special accommodations: The hearing will be conducted in English. If English is not your primary language and you have difficulty communicating effectively in English, you may need an interpreter or document translator; one will be provided to you upon request. If you have a disability and need assistance, special arrangements can be made to accommodate most needs. Please call, (915) 240-3247, and know that advance notice is requested as some accommodations may require time to arrange. If you have general questions or concerns regarding the project, you may call (915) 790-4227.

The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried out by TxDOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated Dec. 16, 2014, and executed by FHWA and TxDOT.

Downloads:

Contact:

TxDOT El Paso District
Attn: Betzabel Lagunas
13301 Gateway Blvd. West
El Paso, TX 79928

(915) 790-4239
Email

Posted April 20, 2018