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TxDOT to finalize Mesa street improvement plan soon

A portion of TxDOT's study map for Mesa Street Corridor.

The Texas Department of Transportation is gearing up for more roadwork in West El Paso along Mesa Street.

Plans are in the works to improve a long stretch of the major roadway between Doniphan Drive to the Cesar Chavez Border Highway which is 9.8 miles long.

Before plans are finalized this year TxDOT is seeking more public input. The first community meetings were held in 2016 and the last are scheduled this week.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Mesita Elementary School
Auditorium
3307 N. Stanton Street, El Paso, TX 79902
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Morehead Middle School
Cafeteria
5625 Confetti Drive, El Paso, TX 79912
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 8, 2018
Coronado High School
Cafeteria
100 Champions Place, El Paso, TX 79912
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The meetings are an open house with maps of the study and proposed improvement plan details, animations presented by TxDOT consultants who will also answer any questions or concerns.

TxDOT officials told KFOX14 a long list of mobility-based aspects have been studied in the planning process including crash data, driver and pedestrian safety, signalization and signage, mass transit and bike routes and forecasted traffic and traveldemand now through 2040.

Some of the improvements TxDOT engineers are recommending include major intersection improvements, a pedestrian deck plaza near UTEP, bus turnouts, bypass lanes to reduce congestion, dedicated turning lanes, signal improvements and sidewalk and crosswalk upgrades.

If you are unable to attend the community meetings you can view the proposed improvement plans here. You can also provide feedback through online through a TxDOT survey.
You can also email or mail in any suggestions, questions or concerns about the study to mesastreet@civilassociates.com or Gus Sanchez, Project Manager with the following details:

Re: Mesa Street
TxDOT – El Paso District
13301 Gateway Blvd. West
El Paso, TX 79928-5410

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