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Project Purpose 

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) El Paso District, is dedicated to enhancing regional mobility and traffic movement into and through the City of El Paso, Texas

The purpose of the proposed project is to address regional system linkage and system capacity by providing an alternate route to I-10. The proposed Borderland Expressway would complete a route around the northeast side of El Paso suitable for truck and other through traffic, diverting traffic from the city center.

Project Limits

The proposed Borderland Expressway Project (formerly Northeast Parkway project) would be a new location facility from Loop 375 (1.8 miles east of Railroad Drive Overpass) to FM 3255 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard), 0.5 miles south of the Texas/New Mexico State Line). It is approximately 10.8 miles in length.

Proposed Improvements

Proposed improvements include:

  • Construction of a new location divided roadway
  • Two main lanes in each direction with limited frontage roads
  • Grade-separated interchanges at 
    • Loop 375, 
    • Business US 54 (Dyer Street) & Railroad Drive
    • US 54 
    • FM 2529 (McCombs Street) 
    •  FM 3255/ (MLK, Jr. Blvd)
  • A dedicated bicycle/pedestrian path

TxDOT is conducting an Environmental Assessment (EA) for this project. An EA is a report that documents existing social, economic and environmental conditions, assesses impacts of the proposed improvements and identifies potential mitigation. The EA will also evaluate the impacts of doing nothing, also called a No-Build Alternative. The No-Build Alternative represents the case in which the proposed improvements would not be constructed. The No-Build Alternative is the baseline condition for comparison against potential impacts under the Build Alternative.

Public Involvement

TxDOT hosted a public meeting for the Northeast Parkway Project on July 26, 2018, at Tom Lea Elementary in El Paso. The purpose of the meeting was to present the proposed build alternative of Northeast Parkway and to offer the public an opportunity to ask questions and provide input on the proposed project.  Find more details on the public meeting here.

Next Steps

  • State review of EA and Approval of Circulation
  • Hold public hearing to present findings from the EA and accept public comment and testimony.  Public Hearing to be held Spring/Summer 2020


Contact Us

TxDOT El Paso District
13301 Gateway Blvd. W.
El Paso, TX 79928-5410

(915) 790-4200