Tuesday, October 23, 2012

I-10 Toll Lanes May Stretch to NM Border

The Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority (CRRMA) is studying plans to construct managed toll lanes on Interstate 10 in west El Paso, and a Request for Financial Assistance has revealed that the project's northern boundary will stretch to the New Mexico state line.

The CRRMA is looking to construct the project in two phases, with the first phase stretching along I-10 from Paisano Drive/Sunland Park on the west side northward to Transmountain Road/Loop 375. The southern terminus will intersect with the future Border Highway West extension. Phase two's limit would begin at Transmountain Road and continue northward to the Texas/New Mexico border.

This project will add an inside managed toll lane in each direction on Interstate 10 and would be part of the TxTag electronic tolling system. If implemented, this would create a continuous toll network that would stretch from the New Mexico state line southward to El Paso's downtown and curve around the southern and western boundaries of the city. Tolled lanes would not replace any existing free lanes on I-10 or Loop 375.

The CRRMA is asking the Texas Department of Transportion for funds to complete the environmental and engineering portions of the project. No timeline has been given for this project.

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CRRMA Agenda: http://www.crrma.org/agenda.asp