Sunday, March 23, 2014

TXDOT May Add Lanes to Loop 375 Along Joe Battle

Loop 375 in Far East El Paso may be expanded from four to six lanes in the coming years between Montana Avenue and Bob Hope Drive. The Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) will hold a community meeting later this month to provide information on the project.
(Texas Dept. of Transportation)

The agency is considering adding a 12-foot travel lane in each direction to the East Side freeway in what is considered the fastest growing area of El Paso. Currently, commuters have two lanes in each direction traveling north and south.

Drivers along this stretch of Loop 375 may currently notice an extra-wide inside shoulder, part of which looks like an unused lane. TXDOT may clarify at the meeting if this is the portion of the freeway where the additional lane will be added.

Additional lanes are also planned for Loop 375 from Montana Avenue to Northeast El Paso.

The public meeting will be held on March 27, 2014, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the TXDOT East Area Office at 1430 Joe Battle Boulevard.