Public Meetings the Border Highway East Planning and Environmental Linkages Study
July 15 Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Education Center, 11100 Santos Sanchez, Socorro, Texas
July 16 Borrego Sr. Elementary School Cafeteria, 13300 Chicken Ranch Road, San Elizario, Texas
TxDOT will host two public meetings for the Border Highway East (BHE) Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) Study. The purpose of the public meetings is to present the recommended alternatives/future projects for the BHE study area.
The BHE study area begins at Americas (Loop 375) near the Zaragoza International Port of Entry (POE) and extends approximately 20 miles southeast to the Fabens International POE (future Tornillo Guadalupe International POE). I-10 and the Rio Grande serve as east and west boundaries respectively.
The PEL process, initiated in May 2013, is ultimately intended to help identify the purpose and need for improvements, evaluation methodology, and conceptual alternatives or corridors to address the transportation needs in the study area. The PEL process will follow current guidance for linking the transportation planning and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) processes. In accordance with federal guidance and regulations, information and products developed in highway planning phases are authorized to be integrated into future Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) NEPA evaluations.
All interested individuals are encouraged to attend one of the public meetings to discuss the BHE Study.