Contact: Jennifer Wright
Phone: (915) 790-4340
Date: Aug. 22, 2019
EL PASO - Community members are invited to learn about an upcoming rehabilitation project for State Highway 20 (North Mesa Street) at an informational meeting Thursday, Sep. 5, from 5-7 p.m. at the Mesita Elementary School Auditorium, 3307 Staton Street. The meeting will be an open house format with presentations scheduled for 5:30, 6:00 and 6:30 p.m. During the meeting, attendees will learn the details of the rehabilitation work, construction timeline and construction phases.
“State Highway 20 (North Mesa Street) needs work,” said TxDOT El Paso District Engineer Tomas Treviño. "The roadway was built in the 1960’s and is used by an average of 50,000 vehicles a day. In addition, the roadway is used as a detour when I-10 is closed and was used as an alternate route during the four years our GO10 project was under construction. While we know this roadwork will be highly impactful, complete pavement replacement is required to ensure safety and prolong the life of the roadway.”
The project will benefit Mesa between Sunland Park Drive and Glory Road, a distance of approximately 3.6 miles. Rehabilitation work will include; complete pavement replacement, re-striping of lanes, median curb and gutter improvements and some driveway and sidewalk work.
“Construction is planned in phases to minimize impact, drivers are encouraged to use alternate routes such as I-10 and budget extra travel time for the duration of the project. Traffic is expected to decrease to one lane in each direction, a short section at a time,” added Treviño. “Access to businesses will be maintained.”
Spanish-speaking team members will be available at the meeting to assist with translation needs. If you have questions or require special communication or accommodation needs, please contact TxDOT’s Public Information Office at (915) 790-4200 at least two business days prior to the meeting to request assistance. TxDOT will make every reasonable effort to accommodate these needs.
The project is scheduled to go out for bid this fall and begin early next year. Construction is expected to last less than a year.
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