Final meeting to discuss plan for Horizon Corridor Master Plan to be held online Wednesday

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Starting Wednesday, community members are invited to participate in the third and final public meeting for the Horizon Corridor Master Plan, via an online gathering.

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) El Paso District is developing the 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 third Public Meeting Series, which was previously scheduled as an in-person Public Meeting and business Open House has now been planned as an online Virtual Meeting due to the COVID-19 public health situation.

People are invited to log on to the designated weblink starting at noon Wednesday, March 25. This website will provide a narrative that describes each of the study materials and handouts that would have been shown at the in-person meetings.

A separate link will provide a Spanish version of the presentation.

There will also be an option to send comments from the site directly to TxDOT, or you can print the comment card for mailing. Public comments must be submitted before April 10, 2020.

“A key outcome of this process is the recommendation of a set of projects for short-, mid-, and long-term implementation,” said TxDOT El Paso District Engineer Tomas Treviño. “While this is an alternative method of collecting feedback, it is important people take the time to review online material and provide their feedback to proposed solutions as the corridor has experienced tremendous growth and there are multiple issues to address along Horizon City, Sparks, and Socorro.”

The Corridor Master Plan has defined existing transportation challenges and opportunities along Horizon Boulevard and has evaluated possible solutions.

The plan also documents and evaluates the community’s future vision regarding transportation, and presents a set of recommendations to enhance safety and mobility.

The recommended Corridor Master Plan also considers drainage implications of potential improvements.

Community members without access to internet resources can call Kim Johnson at 512.567.9270. As an option, a hard copy of the materials can be mailed.

Who: Texas Department of Transportation

What: Public Meeting Series #3

When/Where: Beginning March 25, 2020 at noon and public comments must be submitted before April 10, 2020.

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