SH 20 (Alameda Avenue) Corridor Study
TxDOT El Paso District is conducting a corridor study of SH 20 (Texas/Alameda/Main) from SH 20 (Mesa Street) in El Paso to Shaffer Road in the Town of Tornillo. The purpose of the study is to analyze and evaluate the current and future transportation needs for the SH 20 (Texas/Alameda/Main) corridor, gather feedback from stakeholders and the public, and develop a SH 20 (Alameda Avenue) Corridor Plan.
The study area includes 35 miles of the SH 20 (Texas/Alameda/Main) corridor. SH 20 is Texas Avenue in downtown El Paso from SH 20 (Mesa Street) east for approximately 2 miles. SH 20 continues southeast as Alameda Avenue to Shaffer Road in Tornillo, and is referred to as Main Street in Fabens. The corridor goes through urbanized and rural areas within El Paso County and serves as one of the major east/west connections for various communities along its route.
The primary objectives of the study are to:
The study is being conducted through a process of data collection, analysis of current and future transportation needs and public outreach. It is evaluating topics such as vehicle/pedestrian/bicycle safety, roadway capacity, traffic operations, drainage, placemaking and aesthetics, and multimodal access. The study will result in conceptual design recommendations for SH 20 (Texas/Alameda/Main) and short-, medium-, and long-term improvements that could be implemented over the next 20-plus years. The findings of the study will be documented in a SH 20 (Alameda Avenue) Corridor Plan.
Public engagement is a key element to the success of this study. Coordination with the public, stakeholders, elected/public officials, cities, counties and agencies will be conducted throughout the study.
Public Meeting Series #1 was held in June 2018 and focused on identifying the needs, challenges and vision for the SH 20 (Texas/Alameda/Main) corridor through 2040. Public Meeting Series #2 was held in January 2019 and focused on ceonceptual and roadway design alternatives and urban sedign themes for the corridor.
Public Meeting Series #3 is scheduled for Jan. 28 at El Paso Community Foundation, Jan. 29 at Riverside High School and Jan. 30 at Clint High School. We welcome you to get involved in the study and participate in upcoming public meetings posted here.
The study is expected to be completed in the summer of 2020.
Interactive Traffic Tool
Learn more about traffic conditions of the SH 20 (Texas/Alameda/Main) corridor. The interactive traffic tool provides a way to visualize and compare traffic conditions at different times of day and for the existing condition (2018) and how conditions may change in the future if no improvements are made by 2040.
Learn more about the drainage patterns along the SH 20 (Texas/Alameda/Main) corridor. The drainage visualization demonstrates how water currently flows during rain events along the corridor.
Study Process and Schedule
The development of this plan will be accomplished through a robust process including data collection, public outreach, analysis of current and future transportation needs, and identification of potential projects. The study is anticipated to be 18-months in duration and will conclude with a recommended corridor plan by summer of 2019.
TxDOT El Paso District
13301 Gateway Blvd. W.
El Paso, TX 79928-5410