State Highway 178 (Artcraft Road)
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State Highway 178 (Artcraft Road)

Virtual public meeting with in-person option

Virtual: Tuesday, April 4, 2023, at 5 p.m. MT

In-person: Tuesday, April 4, 2023, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. MT

SH 178 Prerecorded presentation
Public comment deadline Comments must be received on or before Wednesday, Apr. 19, 2023, to be a part of the official meeting record.
In-person details: El Paso Community College Northwest Campus
Library Building
6701 S. Desert Blvd.
El Paso, TX 79932
Purpose The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), El Paso District, is proposing to improve State Highway 178 (SH 178), locally known as Artcraft Road, from the New Mexico state line to Interstate 10 (I-10) in El Paso County, Texas.
Description The proposed operational improvements to SH 178 within Texas include the construction of four direct-connector ramps at the I-10 interchange. Along SH 178, between I-10 and SH 20 (Doniphan Drive), improvements include access control measures, reconstruction, and extending existing frontage roads in both directions. Grade separations would be constructed with four elevated lanes over the existing intersections of Westside Drive and Upper Valley Road and would include entrance and exit ramps connecting to two-lane frontage roads. The overall project length is approximately three miles from the New Mexico/Texas state line to I-10, and roughly 1.6 miles along I-10 for the construction of the direct-connector ramps. The proposed project area encompasses a total of 224 acres, consisting of approximately 212 acres of the existing right of way (ROW) and approximately 12 acres of proposed ROW.
How to make a comment

Please provide your comments in any of the following ways:

  • Email:
  • Mail: TxDOT El Paso District Office, Attention Sheetal Patel – SH 178, 13301 Gateway Blvd. West, El Paso, TX 79928.
Accessibility The virtual public hearing and the in-person option will be conducted in English. If you need an interpreter or document translator because English is not your primary language or have difficulty communicating effectively in English, one will be provided to you. If you have a disability and need assistance, special arrangements can be made to accommodate most needs. If you need interpretation or translation services or are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to attend and participate in the virtual public hearing or in-person option, please contact the El Paso District Public Information Office at (915) 790-4340 or (915) 790-4341 no later than 4 p.m. MST on Wednesday, March 29, 2023. Please be aware that advance notice is required as some services and accommodations may require time for TxDOT to arrange.
Meeting materials

Posted: March 16, 2023