Contact: Jennifer Wright
Phone: (915) 790-4340
Date: Jan. 15, 2019
Tuesday, Jan. 22
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
El Paso Community Foundation Room
333 N. Oregon, 79901
Thursday, Jan. 24
5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Ysleta ISD Central Office
9600 Simms Drive, 79925
The final round of public meetings for TxDOT’s Reimagine I-10 Corridor study are scheduled for Jan. 22 in Downtown El Paso and Jan. 24 in East El Paso.
The TxDOT El Paso District is conducting the advanced planning study of the corridor from the New Mexico/Texas state line to FM 3380 (Aguilera International Highway) in Tornillo. The 55 miles includes more than 200 bridges and five U.S. and Mexico ports of entry. Data shows projected traffic volume by 2042 will exceed 300,000 vehicles per day, mostly on intercity travel.
"I-10 is the only coast-to-coast highway heavily traveled year round,” said TxDOT El Paso District Engineer Bob Bielek. “The roadway has surpassed its lifespan, especially in many sections that run through the El Paso metro area.”
Both public meetings scheduled will contain the same information, in English and Spanish, in an open house format. Attendees can view, and provide feedback on, recommended solutions, including the removal and relocation of ramps; by-pass lanes at Artcraft/Paseo Del Norte, Hawkins and Zaragoza/George Dieter; reconfiguration of connectors and traffic circulation to Downtown; and adaptive and additional lane capacity on I-10 mainlanes.
Due to its size, the corridor has been organized into four segments. This study will plan for the future of all sections, but the Downtown segment will be the first priority.
“We need to replace pavement, add capacity, decrease congestion, and replace bridges in the downtown sector of I-10,” added Bielek. "While funding and final projects are still to be determined, work downtown may begin as early as 2021.”
The study started summer 2017, and the recommended solutions are expected to be completed first quarter of 2019. The full corridor master plan is to be completed early 2020.
Community members interested in learning more about the plans, but who are unable to attend this last round of public meetings, can view details and provide feedback on the TxDOT.gov website, keyword “Reimagine I10,” or at www.reimaginei10.com.
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