Westside traffic gets a lot of coverage because of the road construction that seems to strand drivers on that side of town every day, but the east side is just as congested due to road construction. One intersection at Pebble Hills and Zaragoza will open things up quite a bit, but City officials say there is another step needed before the $2.5 million project opens to drivers.

The project manager and other city departments will be doing a pre-final walk this week. They will inspect the whole area without the contractor. If any flaws are found, the contractor has another 30 days to fix them, which means, it could conceivably be another month before the intersection is open.

The east-west thoroughfare will run from from John Hayes Street in far East El Paso to Yarbrough on the east side, something City officials say will "fill in an important missing link in far east El Paso's transportation network."

The extension will also give drivers heading east on Pebble Hills the option of getting onto Loop 375 without having to drive south on Zaragoza to its heavily-congested intersection at Montwood.