SH 20 (Alameda Avenue) Corridor Study

TxDOT El Paso District is conducting a corridor study of SH 20 (Texas/Alameda/Main) from SH 20 (Mesa Street) in 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 SH 20 (Texas/Alameda/Main) corridor, gather feedback from stakeholders and the public, and develop a SH 20 (Alameda Avenue) Corridor Plan.

Study Limits

The study area includes 35 miles of the SH 20 (Texas/Alameda/Main) corridor. SH 20 is Texas Avenue in downtown El Paso from SH 20 (Mesa Street) east for approximately 2 miles. SH 20 continues southeast as Alameda Avenue to Shaffer Road in Tornillo, and is referred to as Main Street in Fabens. The corridor goes through urbanized and rural areas within El Paso County and serves as one of the major east/west connections for various communities along its route

Primary Objective

The primary objectives of the study are to:

  • Study the current and future corridor challenges and needs
  • Identify the communities' future vision for SH 20 (Texas/Alameda/Main)
  • Develop a SH 20 (Alameda Avenue) Corridor Plan

The study will be conducted through a process of data collection, analysis of current and future transportation needs and public outreach. It will evaluate topics such as vehicle/pedestrian/bicycle safety, roadway capacity, traffic operations, drainage, placemaking and aesthetics, and multimodal access. The study will result in conceptual design recommendations for SH 20 (Texas/Alameda/Main) and short-, medium-, and long-term improvements that could be implemented over the next 20+ years. The findings of the study will be documented in a SH 20 (Alameda Avenue) Corridor Plan.

Get Involved

Public engagement is a key element to the success of this study. Coordination with the public, stakeholders, elected/public officials, cities, counties and agencies will be conducted throughout the study.

Public Meeting Series #1 was held in  June 2018 and focused on identifying the needs, challenges and vision for the SH 20 (Texas/Alameda/Main) corridor through 2040. Here are the meeting materials for the meetings: June 26, 2018 at Clint High School and June 27, 2018 at Riverside High School.

We welcome you to get involved in the study and participate in upcoming public meetings.

  • Public Meeting Series #2 (planned for fall of 2018) will focus on developing, evaluating, and screening initial design concepts.
  • Public Meeting Series #3 (planned for winter of 2018/2019) will focus on developing conceptual design recommendations and prioritizing improvements.

The study is expected to be completed in the spring of 2019.

Interactive Traffic Tool

Learn more about traffic conditions of the SH 20 (Texas/Alameda/Main) corridor. The interactive traffic tool provides a way to visualize and compare traffic conditions at different times of day and for the existing condition (2018) and how conditions may change in the future if no improvements are made by 2040.

Drainage Visualization

Learn more about the drainage patterns along the SH 20 (Texas/Alameda/Main) corridor. The drainage visualization demonstrates how water currently flows during rain events along the corridor.  

Study Process and Schedule

The development of this plan will be accomplished through a robust process including data collection, public outreach, analysis of current and future transportation needs, and identification of potential projects. The study is anticipated to be 18-months in duration and will conclude with a recommended corridor plan by spring of 2019.


Contact Us

TxDOT El Paso District
13301 Gateway Blvd. W.
El Paso, TX 79928-5410

(915) 790-4200