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TxDoT Set to Hold Public Meetings on Mesa Street Improvements

Starting in February, community members are invited to provide feedback on recommended improvements for Mesa Street – State Highway (SH) 20 during a series of scheduled public meetings.

The Mesa Street Corridor Study encompasses 9.8 miles from Doniphan Drive to Cesar Chavez Border Highway.

These latest three meetings are the second and last series before final recommendations are made. Identical study information will be presented at each gathering. These meetings are in an open house format with maps, plan details and animations, and will be staffed by TxDOT and consultants ready to answer questions in English and Spanish.

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 travel demand. Generated recommended concepts to upgrade and improve Mesa Street are divided in phases as they relate to future transportation and development needs along the corridor through 2040.

Improvements in the plans 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.

Community members interested in learning more about the plans, but are not able to attend this last round of public meetings can view details and provide feedback online, and then entering keyword “Mesa Street”.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018  – Mesita Elementary School Auditorium 3307 North Stanton Street  |  5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018  – Morehead Middle School Cafeteria 5625 Confetti Drive  | 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 8, 2018  – Coronado High School Cafeteria 100 Champions Place  |  5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

EPWU Crews continue to repair 24″ line damaged on Monday

El Paso Water Utilities (EPWU) Crews continue to work to repair a water line that was damaged by private work crews on Monday.

Mesa Street, between North Desert Boulevard and Remcon Circle, will be down to one-lane in each direction for at least the remainder of the week and possibly longer as El Paso Water Utilities (EPWU) makes road repairs caused by a water main break on Monday.

Commuters are advised to use other major thoroughfares and alternative routes as traffic volume will be higher than usual due to lane closures.

EPWU is working in coordination with Texas Department of Transportation on traffic detours to ensure repairs are done as quickly and safely as possible.

On Monday at 3:15 pm, a contractor installing an 8-inch fuel line at the 7500 block of Mesa came in contact with a 24-inch water line causing the break. EPWU has been working around the clock to make repairs to the water line.

Two inside lanes in each direction along Mesa will remain closed until paving and repairs are complete. Water service has not been interrupted during repairs.

Author: El Paso Water Utilities