Trans Mountain project will lightly impact I-10

Full story: El Paso Times 25
Although billed as a loop around the city, Trans Mountain Road will play a somewhat limited role in solving El Paso's long-term traffic problems. Full Story
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CacaConPelos

El Paso, TX

#1 Apr 4, 2011
I'm anxious to see how this is gonna turn out. Is the freeway gonna go through the mountain or around it? I can't really picture how it's gonna look. Can we see some blueprints somewhere or something?

Since: Jan 08

currently DC metro area

#2 Apr 4, 2011
I guess these people haven't been on the road in a while. There are plenty of trucks on the that stretch on a regular basis.
BeAware

El Paso, TX

#3 Apr 4, 2011
Several times a week there are the oversize loads that cross transmountain. These are loads that are not allowed on I-10 They move at 8 to 10 MPH with escorts in front and behind, making a convoy a hundred yards or so long. They tie up traffic for the better part of an hour. If they are indeed going to do this, put in climbing lanes for trucks only. The Anthony Gap would be better for these trucks, not to mention a lot safer. My biggest concern is still cheap strip malls, low rent housing, car dealerships, and WalMart all the way up to the entrance of the park.
citizen

United States

#4 Apr 4, 2011
Its good for El Paso, finaly looking ahead for the future and not just waiting to see what happens. El Paso needs another highway and less Chicos Tacos, too fatty and not good for you
Dusty

Sacramento, CA

#5 Apr 4, 2011
Tunnel through the mountain so that it will be a shorter route and weather wont affect its operation!
mac4641

El Paso, TX

#6 Apr 4, 2011
It is actually a choke point if the 1-10 corridor is shut down and the city residents had to evacuate. We hope there is never a situation where some hazardous event occurs at the train yard located in central El Paso and runs along the highway, or a dirty bomb scare across the border. The state of New Mexico needs to fund a Anthony Gap loop project or seek Federal funds for this Homeland Security bypass route. The Texas governor also needs to step in for the citizens of El Paso.
wWW

El Paso, TX

#7 Apr 4, 2011
WWW

El Paso, TX

#8 Apr 4, 2011
Soldier First wrote:
I guess these people haven't been on the road in a while. There are plenty of trucks on the that stretch on a regular basis.
http://www.elpasotimes.com/opinion/ci_1751054...

http://www.dot.state.tx.us/elp/mis/neparkway/...
WWW

El Paso, TX

#9 Apr 4, 2011
CacaConPelos wrote:
I'm anxious to see how this is gonna turn out. Is the freeway gonna go through the mountain or around it? I can't really picture how it's gonna look. Can we see some blueprints somewhere or something?
http://www.elpasotimes.com/opinion/ci_1751054...
Misterr D-ElPaso

United States

#10 Apr 4, 2011
Well if it is only going to lightly impact then they don't need it. Gee let me see get off I-10 go over trans mountian road to the 54 on 375 loop suprise suprise toll road.
Jim

Fort Worth, TX

#11 Apr 4, 2011
The Border Highway should be completed from downtown to I-10 following Paisano street. That would be a good, flat bypass for trucks.
do this first

El Paso, TX

#12 Apr 4, 2011
the anthony gap project should have been done first.

that would have gotten the trucks off i-10.

http://www.dot.state.tx.us/elp/mis/neparkway/...
supporter of AZ

Highland, IN

#13 Apr 4, 2011
This is totally going to kill the beautiful mountain view. It's only going to get full of Dollar Stores and nasty Mexican Restaurants. Trans Mountain road is busy with people who speed and don't care about speed limits. I hardly see highway partrol issuing out tickets for speeders.
Just leave it the way it is.
Send MoreMoneyTXDT

El Paso, TX

#14 Apr 4, 2011
We need more Money from the State to come to ElPaso.

We need congestion problems and pothole problems

To be fixed. So please ElPaso reps work on getting

More Funding for ElPaso.

And stop listening to all of these animal rights activists

And all of these environmental activist who put

Animal and plants before humans, and

Before Our childresn Future.
Funny

El Paso, TX

#15 Apr 4, 2011
Soldier First wrote:
I guess these people haven't been on the road in a while. There are plenty of trucks on the that stretch on a regular basis.
the few 18 wheelers that I've seen have either been on the runaway ramps or being hauled off due to overheating.....

Give the 18 wheelers the option of a good bypass (via the Anthony gap) and you will see most 18 wheeler thru traffic disappear from I-10 within the El Paso city limits....
james russell ret

El Paso, TX

#16 Apr 4, 2011
Before they get sidetracked with the construction of 375 in the northeast TXDOT and NMDOT need to get together and figure out how much should be spent and how to spend it on the Anthony gap road for commercial trucks which do not need to make a stop in El Paso except for fuel and down time required by State and Federal laws. The area for oversized loads is designated by TXDOT regulations especially those that require load limits or height limits. IT would be simpler if those loads were on roadways that were not going through Transmountain.
your right

El Paso, TX

#17 Apr 4, 2011
Funny wrote:
<quoted text>
the few 18 wheelers that I've seen have either been on the runaway ramps or being hauled off due to overheating.....
Give the 18 wheelers the option of a good bypass (via the Anthony gap) and you will see most 18 wheeler thru traffic disappear from I-10 within the El Paso city limits....
you hit the nail on the head. what truck driver would want to drive up that dangerous steep road. the only 18 wheelers going over transmountain are are mainly local.
GlenW

Houston, TX

#18 Apr 4, 2011
I'm more interested in why the state can find $85 million for a road, but can't find another nickle for schools.
Texas=FAIL
Halek101

El Paso, TX

#19 Apr 4, 2011
It would be cool if they made a tunnel through the Franklin mountains. It would be faster to get to the other side of the city
Private

Stephenville, TX

#20 Apr 4, 2011
Spend the 85 million dollars to go towards the Anthony Gap Road! That will be be by far a greater investment! That way trucks will by pass El Paso and will lead to better and safer freeways through El Paso! Plus Transmountain closes whenever the weather gets bad the few times it does in El Paso.

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