Contact: Jennifer Wright
Phone: (915) 790-4340
Date: June 7, 2018
SH 20 (Alameda Avenue) Corridor Study Public Meeting Series #1
|When and Where:||
Tuesday, June 26
|When and Where:||
Wednesday, June 27
Community members are invited to provide their feedback on the future of the SH 20 (Texas St. /Alameda Ave. /Main St. corridor. The TxDOT El Paso District is conducting a corridor study of SH 20 (Texas St. /Alameda Ave. /Main St. from SH 20 (Mesa Street) in the city of 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 a SH 20 (Alameda Avenue) Corridor Plan.
Two public meetings are scheduled the last week of June. Each will be presented in an open house format, will run 5 to 7 p.m., will include the same information and will be staffed by engineers and staff working on the study ready to answer any questions in English or Spanish.
“Public engagement is a key element to the success of this study,” said TxDOT El Paso District Engineer Bob Bielek, “especially with a corridor of this size with varying use. The corridor goes through urbanized and rural areas within El Paso County and serves as one of the major east/west connections for multiple communities along its route.”
The study started in the summer/fall of 2017 and will include three rounds of public meetings. Public Meeting Series #1 will include findings from data collection & analysis and agency coordination conducted to date. Topics include: vehicle/pedestrian/bicycle safety, roadway capacity & traffic conditions, multimodal transportation, drainage, connections to the community and placemaking & aesthetics.
Public Meeting Series #2 (planned for fall 2018) will focus on developing, evaluating, and screening initial design concepts, and Public Meeting Series #3 (planned for winter of 2018/2019) will focus on developing conceptual design recommendations and prioritizing improvements.
The study will result in conceptual design recommendations for the SH 20 (Texas St. /Alameda Ave. /Main St. ) corridor and short-, medium-, and long-term improvements that could be implemented over the next 20+ years. It is expected to be completed in the spring of 2019.
Community members interested in learning more about the plans, but are not able to attend this last round of public meetings can view details and provide feedback online by visiting www.txdot.gov, 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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