Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Council Supports Schuster Extension

City Council voted to support an extension of Schuster Avenue westward in order to connect it to Paisano. According to the El Paso Times, the project would cost an estimated $73 Million, which includes approximately $48 Million in construction costs. Funds have not become available for the project, according to TXDOT's advance transportation planning director for the El Paso District, Eduardo Calvo.

The project may be part of the City's larger Comprehensive Mobility Plan (http://www.elpasomobility.org/english/proposed-projects.php), and would increase access to the UTEP area. There is no word on exactly where Schuster would intersect with Paisano, or if the planned westward extension of Loop 375 would be involved. The new mainlanes of the 375 project could be constructed above Paisano.

Schuster Extension
Original El Paso Times story*: http://www.elpasotimes.com/news/ci_19967046

*Please note: El Paso Times online articles are available for a limited amount of time before they are archived.

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