EL PASO, Texas (KFOX14) — A major TxDOT project has been in the works for two years and counting.
The North Mesa Rehabilitation project is supposed to be done by now, according to the timeline TxDOT provided KFOX14 two weeks ago, except for the intersection of Mesa and Brentwood.
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On September 28th, TxDOT spokesperson Jennifer Wright told us the work on the drainage project at Mesa and Brentwood would begin in 2-3 weeks.
But three weeks and two days later, the intersection looks exactly the same.
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“It’s such an amazing location you know like it’s sad to know that the situation is just not getting resolved,” said Eric Viallasana, the owner of Eric Anthony Hair Design Studio right up the block.
"I’ve encountered several occasions where I’ve had to change my tires to my tires being punctured,” said Myrna Avalos, a PhD student at UTEP.
Both of them are fed up with the heavy traffic and messy streets that come with the daily headache of driving down North Mesa.
“We’re definitely taxpayers waiting for our streets to make sure that we’re safe as we drive,” said Avalos.
The rest of the North Mesa Rehabilitation Project, except for that one intersection, should've been wrapped up by October 11th.
But 10 days later, it is still not done.
Even since TxDOT went over their promised deadline, KFOX14 has been trying to get a hold of a spokesperson to explain the delay.
But we haven’t been getting any answers.
After 24 hours of complete silence, KFOX14’s Lianna Golden received a message from the spokesperson that said, “No, I’m fully booked. Sorry.”
After receiving another message that said “no update from contractor yet,” Golden reached out to the contractors directly.
They would not speak to her over the phone but said she could leave her number for a call back.
She has not heard back, and is still pushing TxDOT for a response about this project.
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