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The TxDOT El Paso District will be holding a public hearing next week, regarding the upcoming I-10 Connect project.
“I-10 Connect is a critical component in our local highway system,” said El Paso District Engineer Bob Bielek. “It will improve mobility and address congestion on the existing roadway network. We have all seen I-110 congestion as vehicles head into Juarez. This project addresses the mobility issues and also addresses air quality and safety concerns brought up by the community regarding commercial traffic impacting the surrounding neighborhoods by eliminating access to the Port of Entry from Paisano.”
The proposed project consists of constructing direct connectors, ramps, and auxiliary lanes and widening existing ramps and direct connectors between I-10, I-110, United States Highway (US) 54, and Loop 375 (Cesar Chavez Border Highway).
TxDoT officials add that the proposed project would “improve mobility and address congestion on the existing roadway network.”
During the hearing, the community will hear about the planned improvements and will be able to comment on the proposed project. Displays will be available for viewing at 5 p.m. with the formal presentation starting at 6 p.m.
The hearing will be conducted in English, but a Spanish interpreter will be present.
Unlike a public meeting, a public hearing is held after project location and design studies are developed and are held to gather community comments from all interested parties for the official public record prior to a final decision.
The meeting is scheduled for Monday, July 30 at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Medical Education Building, located at 5001 El Paso Drive.