Contact: Jennifer Wright
Phone: (915) 790-4340
Date: Jan. 10, 2019
Tuesday, Jan. 15, 5 – 7 p.m.
Tornillo High School Cafeteria
430 Oil Mill Rd., Tornillo, TX 79853
Wednesday, Jan. 16, 5 – 7 p.m.
Ascarate Elementary School Gym
7090 Alameda Ave., El Paso, TX 79915
Thursday, Jan. 17, 5 – 7 p.m.
Aoy Elementary School Cafeteria
901 S. Campbell St., El Paso, TX 79901
Community members are invited to provide their feedback on the future of the Alameda (SH 20, including Texas Street/Alameda Avenue/Main Street) corridor during the scheduled second round of public meetings. The TxDOT El Paso District is conducting a corridor study of this segment of SH 20 from North Mesa Street in downtown El Paso to Shaffer Road in the town of Tornillo. The purpose of the study is to analyze and evaluate the current and future transportation needs for the 35-mile corridor, gather feedback from stakeholders and the public, and develop an Alameda Avenue Corridor Plan.
Three public meetings are scheduled for mid-January. Each will be presented in an open house format, will run 5-7 p.m., will include the same information, and will be staffed by engineers, planners, and staff working on the study ready to answer any questions in English or Spanish.
“Two of our construction projects in progress on Alameda focus on operational improvements and improved pedestrian safety,” said TxDOT El Paso District Engineer Bob Bielek. “It is important we collaborate on efforts to adequately plan for the future of this corridor. The city is looking at economic impact in this area, and community members have shared use as a priority. This is a long stretch of Alameda that varies in use, includes areas with high pedestrian use, and has historic locations.”
The study started in the Summer/Fall of 2017 and includes three rounds of public meetings. The study will result in conceptual design recommendations for the Alameda SH 20 corridor and short-, medium-, and long-term improvements that could be implemented over the next 20+ years.
“Those who attend will see multiple proposed alternatives for the corridor based on the public’s suggestions and concerns,” said Bielek. “We’ve specifically looked at 18 intersections along the corridor. Proposed solutions, including a continuous flow interchange at Loop 375, will be available for viewing.”
The third round of public meetings is planned for spring, and the study is expected to be complete summer 2019. Community members interested in learning more about the plans, but who are not able to attend this round of public meetings, can view details and provide feedback online by visiting the TxDOT website, keyword “Alameda Study”.
Study area note: SH 20 is Texas Avenue in downtown El Paso from SH 20 (Mesa Street) east for approximately 2 miles. It continues southeast as Alameda Avenue to Shaffer Road in Tornillo, and is referred to as Main Street in Fabens.
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