Transmountain set to undergo major reconstruction

by: KTSM Staff

Posted: Oct 30, 2019 / 02:49 AM MDT / Updated: Oct 30, 2019 / 02:49 AM MDT

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EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — The road connecting the Northeast and Northwest parts of town is getting major upgrades, but that will come at the expense of drivers who take the picturesque route.

TxDot will begin work on all four lanes of Transmountain next month. They say the project will take more than a year. During the construction, traffic could be down to one lane for stretches at a time in both directions while crews repave the road.

The project is expected to be complete by Spring 2021.


New Mission Ridge road project begins, drivers will have quicker access to Loop 375

EL PASO, Texas (KFOX) — EL PASO, Texas – A fast-growing area in far east El Paso is getting a new road connector that will help alleviate traffic and cut emergency response times.

The Mission Ridge community is home to thousands of people. Construction along Mission Ridge Boulevard began a few years ago, to provide quicker access to main roads for those living in that area.

Phase II of the project begins Tuesday. The new road will connect Pellicano Drive to Paseo Del Este Boulevard through Mission Ridge Boulevard. It’s the first north and south connection east of Loop 375.

When the connector road is complete, drivers will no longer have to rely on Eastlake Boulevard or Mission Ridge to get to Loop 375.

The new road will not only ease traffic congestion, but it will also cut response times in half for firefighters at the new Mission Ridge Fire Station.

Once completed, there will be over 20,000 homes, 700 apartments and about 300 acres of commercial space in the area.

The six-lane roadway will take about 10 months to complete, according to county leaders.

It’s a $4.8 million project funded by El Paso County through the Vehicle Registration Fee. It’s a project managed by the Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority and general engineering consultant Atkins Global.

A groundbreaking ceremony for the new roadway will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the corner of Mission Ridge Boulevard and Knightsbridge Drive.


Needed: More skilled workers

As El Paso booms, construction crews in short supply.

By Robert Gray / El Paso Inc. staff writer El Paso Inc.

El Paso’s construction boom, which is building everything from new highways to schools, has created an acute shortage of workers that has local construction firms wondering:

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