The Border Highway East (BHE) Study began in May 2013 and is anticipated to conclude in the fall of 2014. The study will include community discussion and a visioning process for transportation improvements along the border in southeast El Paso County.
The study area begins at Loop 375 near the Zaragoza International Port of Entry (POE) and extends south to the Fabens International POE. I-10 and the Rio Grande serve as east and west boundaries.
Planning and Environmental Linkage Study
A Planning and Environmental Linkage (PEL) study will identify and document transportation needs for the area.
The PEL process provides early collaboration with the public as well as local, state and federal agencies. By working together, alternatives and avoidance measures can be developed at a local level.
A feasibility study in 1997 identified the following challenges:
The PEL process will result in a proposed solution to these challenges as well as potential funding options.
A series of three open house meetings will be held in the study area. TxDOT will provide project information input and gather input from the community.
|Public Meeting Comment Form - 11/19/13|
|Public Meeting Program Guide - 11/19/13|
|Public Meeting Comment Form - 11/20/13|
|Public Meeting Program Guide - 11/20/13|
The table below contains documents related to the Border Highway East Study.
|Alternative Screening Methodology Draft Report
|Alternative Screening Process|
|Connecting Planning Studies|
|Constraints Draft Report|
|Fact Sheet (Spanish)|
|1997 Feasibility Study Map|
|How to Get Involved|
|How to Provide Comments|
|Level of Service 2010|
|Level of Service 2040|
|PEL Study Timeline|
|Public Involvement and Agency Coordination Plan Draft Report
|Purpose and Need Draft Report
|Purpose and Need Draft|
|Study Area Map|
TxDOT El Paso District
13301 Gateway West
El Paso, TX 79928-5410