Wednesday, April 3, 2013

US-54 To Get Extra Lanes Between Hondo Pass and Transmountain

The Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) is looking to add an additional main lane in each direction on US-54 between Hondo Pass Avenue and Woodrow Bean-Transmountain Road in northeast El Paso, and a community meeting is scheduled to gather public input on the upcoming project.

The additional lane would create a total of three main lanes in each direction, and the roadway would be widened to accommodate the new capacity. Currently, the freeway shrinks to two lanes in each direction north of Hondo Pass.

Another aspect of the proposed project is to reverse the location of the off- and on-ramps which will create "X" configurations as opposed to the current diamond setup.
Concept of ramp reversals at US-54 and Diana Drive.
No timeline has been revealed for the project. The public meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 24, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Forum Theater-Foyer of El Paso Community College's Transmountain Campus. It will be conducted as an open house with no formal presentation.

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