TxDOT Wants To Improve Mesa Street – Could That Mean More Traffic Hassles?
El Paso traffic is crazy. We can all agree that the road closures, the I-10 back-ups, and the orange barrels are enough to give even a saint a migraine. But at least TxDOT isn't messing around with Mesa, the one street that is consistently used to get around the westside, because that would be crazy, too, huh? Don't mess with Mesa!
We have some bad news for you. TxDOT has turned their eyes on Mesa.
TxDOT hosted the first of three public feedback meetings they have scheduled this week about work on Mesa. The Mesa Street Corridor Study began in January, and now TxDOT wants to know what you think about one of the major westside arteries. How can they improve traffic congestion, pedestrian and bicycle safety, and accessibility?
TxDOT is looking at a 12 mile stretch of Mesa from Texas Avenue in downtown El Paso, to Doniphan Drive on the west side. You can weigh in on what you think about this latest proposed TxDOT traffic study this week. They are holding a meeting tonight, (Wednesday, August 3rd) at Mesita Elementary School, 3307 N. Stanton from 5 to 7 p.m. There will be another meeting Thursday, August 4th at the El Paso Police Department West Side Regional Command Center, at 4801 Osborne Drive from 5 to 7 p.m.
Let TxDOT know how you feel, or else they might just do what they want.