Northeast Parkway

Project Purpose

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) El Paso District, is dedicated to enhancing regional mobility and traffic movement into and through the City of El Paso, Texas

The purpose of the proposed project is to address regional system linkage and system capacity by providing an alternate route to I-10. The proposed Northeast Parkway would complete a route around the northeast side of El Paso suitable for truck and other through traffic, diverting traffic from the city center.

Project Limits

The proposed Northeast Parkway would be a new location facility from Loop 375 (1.8 miles east of Railroad Drive Overpass) to Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard (MLK)/ Farm-to-Market Road 3255 (FM 3255) (0.5 miles south of the Texas/New Mexico State Line). It is approximately 10.8 miles in length.

Proposed Improvements

Proposed improvements include:

  • Construction of a new location divided roadway
  • Two main lanes in each direction with limited frontage roads
  • Grade-separated interchanges at Loop 375, Dyer Street (Business US 54), US 54, McCombs Street (FM 2529), and MLK/FM 3255
  • Passing lanes as needed
  • A dedicated bicycle path

TxDOT is conducting an Environmental Assessment (EA) for this project. An EA is a report that documents existing social, economic and environmental conditions, assesses impacts of the proposed improvements and identifies potential mitigation. The EA will also evaluate the impacts of doing nothing, also called a No-Build Alternative. The No-Build Alternative represents the case in which the proposed improvements would not be constructed. The No-Build Alternative is the baseline condition for comparison against potential impacts under the Build Alternative.

Public Involvement

TxDOT will host a public meeting for the Northeast Parkway Project on July 26, 2018, at Tom Lea Elementary in El Paso. The purpose of the meeting is to present the proposed build alternative of Northeast Parkway, approximately 10.8 miles from Loop 375 (1.8 miles east of Railroad Drive Overpass) to FM 3255/Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (0.5 miles south of Texas/New Mexico State Line) and to offer the public an opportunity to ask questions and provide input.  Find more details on the public meeting here.

Next Steps

  • Continue environmental studies and develop the EA
  • Hold public hearing to present findings from the EA and accept public comment and testimony


Contact Us

TxDOT El Paso District
13301 Gateway Blvd. W.
El Paso, TX 79928-5410

(915) 790-4200