Thursday, April 17, 2014

TxDOT to Present Proposed I-10 Collector-Distributor Design

Public Hearing Set For End of April

The Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) will hold a public meeting on April 30, 2014, to provide progress details on the proposed Interstate 10 Collector-Distributor (C-D) lanes. The project stretches from Executive Center Boulevard to Mesa Street in West El Paso.
(Texas Department of Transportation)

The C-D lanes will be additional, outside lanes that run parallel to the main lanes in the center of the freeway. C-D lanes will “collect and distribute” vehicles entering and exiting the freeway along the 5.75-mile stretch of I-10. This allows traffic in the main lanes to flow for several miles without having to deal with on- and off-ramps.

Existing direct connectors (flyover ramps) at Resler Drive and Sunland Park Drive will be replaced with new connectors as part of the project. Interchanges at Mesa Street, Sunland Park Drive, and Executive Center Boulevard will see improvements.

TXDOT has removed a portion previously included as part of the project, the addition of frontage roads between Executive Center Boulevard and the future Mesa Park Drive and related interchange improvements. That project will now be studied and developed separately. Mesa Park Drive will serve the planned Aldea El Paso SmartCode development.

The public meeting will be held April 30 at the El Paso Police Department’s West Side Regional Command Center at 4801 Osborne Drive. An open house will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a formal presentation following at 7:00.