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Horizon Boulevard - FM 1281

Horizon Boulevard (FM 1281) Corridor Master Plan

The TxDOT El Paso District is developing a Corridor Master Plan for a 9.4-mile section of Horizon Boulevard (FM 1281) from Alameda Avenue (SH 20) to Ascension Street. Horizon Boulevard connects the communities of Socorro, Sparks, and Horizon City, as well as parks, schools, neighborhoods, and various businesses. Horizon Boulevard is expected to experience increased growth in the future, as many new developments along the corridor are currently in the planning or construction phases.

Primary objective

TxDOT is gathering public input as part of the process of developing a Corridor Master Plan to respond to current and future transportation needs along Horizon Boulevard. The proposed Corridor Master Plan:

  • Has documented and evaluated the community's future vision regarding transportation
  • Has defined existing and future transportation challenges and opportunities
  • Has considered drainage implications of potential improvements
  • Has developed a set of recommendations to enhance safety and mobility

A key outcome of this process is the recommendation of a set of projects for short-, mid-, and long-term implementation.

Get involved

Public involvement is a key element to the success of this Corridor Master Plan. The plan has been in the development process and includes three public meeting opportunities to coordinate with the public, stakeholders, elected/public officials, cities, counties, and agencies. The coordination points include:

  • Collection of existing data/information including the vision and needs for this corridor
  • Development, evaluation, and screening of initial concepts
  • Refinement of preferred alternative
  • Presentation of results and final recommendations

The first Public Meeting Series was held on February. 20, 2018 and February. 21, 2018 introduced the study and allowed the public to submit comments that would be used in the development of alternatives for the plan.

The second Public Meeting Series, which were held on Jan. 30, 2019 and Jan. 31, 2019, focused on the alternative development and evaluation phase. The meetings were held on Jan. 30, 2019, and Jan. 31, 2019. If you were not able to attend the meetings, you can go to the online meeting here!

The third Public Meeting Series, which was previously scheduled as an in-person Public Meeting and business Open House on March 25, 2020 and March 26, 2020 has now been planned as an online Virtual Meeting, due to current events. This Virtual Public Meeting will present the Corridor Master Plan results and recommendations. Click here to view the material presented at the virtual public meeting. As of April 10, 2020, the comment period for the Virtual Public Meeting has ended.