EP County, TxDoT holding public meeting to discuss upcoming Pellicano Project

Officials with El Paso County, in conjunction with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), is proposing to improve Pellicano Drive from Joe Battle Boulevard (Loop 375) to Darrington Road (Berryville Street) in El Paso County, entering Horizon City.

To that end, officials with El Paso County will be conducting a public hearing on the proposed project on June 13, 2019 at the TxDOT District Headquarters, 13301 Gateway Blvd West.

The hearing will be held in the District’s Large Conference Room. Displays will be available for viewing at 5:00 p.m. with the formal hearing starting at 6:00p.m.

The purpose of the hearing is to present the planned improvements and to receive public comment on the proposed project.

Improvements would be constructed along Pellicano Drive from Joe Battle Boulevard (Blvd) (Loop 375) to Darrington (Berryville St.) in El Paso County for a length of three miles. The existing two-lane roadway would be widened to a six-lane divided facility with sidewalks, shared-use path, dedicated bicycle lanes, illumination and landscaping.

The existing Pellicano Drive right-of-way (ROW) varies from 119 to 120 feet wide. Approximately 19 acres of additional right-of-way and permanent easements would be required, but no residential or non-residential structures would be displaced.

Information concerning services and benefits available to affected property owners and information about the tentative schedule for right-of-way acquisition will be available at the hearing and may also be obtained from the county office at the address listed below.

Any environmental documentation or studies, maps showing the project location and design, tentative construction schedules, and other information regarding the project are on file and available for inspection Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the El Paso County Office, 800 East Overland, Suite 200 (915-546-2015) and online. This information will also be available for inspection at the hearing.

Verbal and written comments from the public regarding the project are requested and may be presented at the hearing, or submitted in person or by mail to the El Paso County Office, 800 East Overland, Suite 200, El Paso, TX, 79901, or emailed to salonzo@epcounty.com.

Comments must be received on or before June 28, 2019 to be part of the official hearing record.

The hearing will be conducted in English and a Spanish translator will be present.

Persons interested in attending the hearing who have special communication or accommodation needs are encouraged to contact Sal Alonzo, Transportation Program Engineer at 915-546-2015 or salonzo@epcounty.com.

Requests should be made at least two days prior to the hearing. Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate these needs.

If you have any general questions or concerns regarding the proposed project or the hearing, please contact Sal Alonzo, Transportation Program Engineer, 915-546-2015, salonzo@epcounty.com.

What:        Public Hearing for Improvements to Pellicano Dr. From Joe Battle Blvd. (Loop 375) to Darrington Rd. (Berryville St.)

When:       Thursday, June 13, 2019

Time:          Open House @ 5 pm, Formal Hearing @ 6 pm

Where:      TxDOT District Headquarters – Large Conference Room |  13301 Gateway Blvd. West

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