Here’s a message I received from TxDOT contractors via the Sunset Heights Neighborhood Association:
As an interested party in the potential Downtown 10 Project, we are writing to inform you that in order to further evaluate pavement conditions along I-10 through the Downtown 10 project limits (Executive Center Boulevard to Copia Street), the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) El Paso District has contracted with HDR Inc., Terracon Consultants, Inc., and Apache Barricade & Sign, to collect and analyze soil core samples. This will help in the development of alternative engineering designs. The work will take place from January to February 2021 at various locations in the downtown El Paso area, and may require daytime road closures in at multiple locations. Please watch for crews and be prepared to follow any detours. Closure details will be published at www.reimaginei10.com/Downtown10, txdot.gov, and on our social media platforms once finalized.
Do you think that they’d be testing the pavement condition if the decision to widen I-10 downtown hadn’t already been made?
That decision was made way back when Ted Houghton was the Texas Transportation Commission Chair. TxDOT don’t turn on a dime. They lay their plans out years, decades, in advance.
And even though TxDOT is posturing like they’re evaluating the option to widen the Trench, and lay a deck over the freeway, that decision was made years ago.
“I am Ted Houghton, the most arrogant commissioner of the most arrogant state agency in the history of the state of Texas.”
Our local leaders are not only arrogant, they’re contemptuous. They don’t even like you. You, citizen, are an obstacle to be overcome in their quest for personal enrichment.
If you feel a squeeze, it’s because you’re a turnip, and MountainStar thinks you might still have some blood left.