SH 20 (Texas/Alameda) Corridor Plan
TxDOT El Paso District is conducting an advance planning study of SH 20 (Texas/Alameda Avenue) from SH 20 (Mesa Street) in El Paso to Shaffer Road, south of the Town of Tornillo. The purpose of the study is to analyze and evaluate the current and future transportation needs for the SH 20 corridor, gather feedback from stakeholders and the public, and develop a SH 20 (Texas/Alameda Avenue) Corridor Plan.
The study area includes 35 miles of the SH 20 corridor. It starts in downtown El Paso as Texas Avenue, from SH 20 (Mesa Street) east for approximately 2 miles, and continues southeast as Alameda Avenue for approximately 33 miles to Shaffer Road, south of the Town of Tornillo. 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 will be conducted through a process of data collection, analysis of current and future transportation needs and public outreach. It will evaluate topics such as vehicle/pedestrian/bicycle safety, roadway capacity, traffic operations, drainage, place-making and aesthetics, and multi-modal access. The study will result in conceptual design recommendations for SH 20 (Texas/Alameda Avenue) and short-, medium-, and long-term improvements that could be implemented over the next 20+ years. The findings of the study will be documented in a SH 20 (Texas/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 2018 to help TxDOT: identify the needs, challenges and vision for SH 20 (Texas/Alameda Avenue) through 2040; develop, evaluate, and screen initial design concepts; and develop conceptual design recommendations and prioritize improvements.
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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 spring of 2019.
TxDOT El Paso District
13301 Gateway Blvd. W.
El Paso, TX 79928-5410