EL PASO, Texas (KFOX14) — El Paso city leaders will provide more details and answer questions Tuesday evening on a roundabout that is going to be built in far east El Paso.
The roundabout will be built at the intersection of Edgemere Boulevard and RC Poe Road, an area that gets busy in the morning.
With an multiple schools in the area it receives a lot of traffic in the morning. Edgemere has two lanes in each direction and our crews noticed a lot of traffic building up while kids were being dropped off at school.
The roundabout project is going to include lighting, landscaping, and a new signal system that will help pedestrians cross the street more safely.
Last week, city leaders approved a little more than $1.8 million for the project, but it’s not the only one that’ll be built in the area.
Crews have already started working on a roundabout at Rich Beem and Edgemere, which is only about 800 feet from the intersection of RC Poe.
El Pasoans told KFOX14 they like seeing more roundabouts pop up in the Sun City, because they keep traffic moving.
A study from the Federal Highway Administration agrees.
Aside from speeding up traffic, the study says roundabouts reduce crashes involving serious injury or death by 78 to 82 percent.
Those El Pasoans say their only wish is that more drivers used the roundabouts correctly.
Since Sun Metro is also expanding its bus routes to far east El Paso, the city also has plans to build a Sun Metro Terminal Transit on the intersection of RC Poe and Edgemere.
The roundabout could help a potential increase in traffic in the area.
For those wishing to meet with city leaders and learn more about the project, or ask any questions, Tuesday’s meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the community room at The Bungalows at Hueco Estates. That’s located at 3700 Hueco Valley Drive.