Texas Department of Transportation

02/09/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/09/2018 18:03

Public Meetings Scheduled for Horizon Boulevard Corridor

What:

Public Meeting Series #1

When and Where:

Tuesday, Feb. 20
5 - 7 p.m.
Clint Independent School District
Central Administration Building, Board Room
14521 Horizon Blvd.
Horizon City, Texas

Wednesday, Feb. 21
5 - 7 p.m.
Socorro City Hall/Rio Vista Complex
City Council Chambers
860 Rio Vista Rd.
Socorro, Texas

Why:

TxDOT will meet with the community and businesses throughout the year to assess transportation issues and plan improvements in growing area of East El Paso County.

EL PASO - Community members are invited to participate as the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) develops a Corridor Master Plan for approximately 9.4 miles of Horizon Boulevard (FM 1281) between Alameda Avenue (SH 20) in Socorro and Ascension Street in Horizon City.

The corridor, which links the communities of Horizon City, Sparks, and Socorro, is expected to experience increased growth. Many new developments are currently in planning or construction phases along the corridor. These developments will likely add traffic to an area that already includes parks, schools, neighborhoods, and various businesses.

These meetings are the first in a series before final recommendations are made. Identical study information will be presented at each gathering. These meetings are in an open-house format with maps, plan details and animations, and will be staffed by TxDOT and consultants ready to answer questions in English and Spanish.

A Corridor Master Plan will assist transportation planners in preparing for growth and will help identify current and future transportation needs along Horizon Boulevard. The plan will define existing transportation challenges and opportunities, and it will evaluate possible solutions. It will also consider the community's vision and recommendations to improve safety and mobility, and will consider drainage issues in the area.

A second round of public meetings will be scheduled for later this year, and the study is estimated for completion in spring 2019.

Community members interested in learning more about the plans, but are not able to attend this last round of public meetings, can view details and provide feedback online by visiting www.txdot.gov , keyword 'Horizon Boulevard - FM 1281'.