Building the Borderland Expressway makes more sense for El Paso than widening the freeway downtown.
If we removed the through traffic, the eighteen wheelers that pass through El Paso on I-10, there would be plenty of capacity for local traffic.
And those big trucks don’t really add much to El Paso’s economy. They’d still buy diesel at the Petro in Horizon City.
You remember the Borderland Expressway. That’s the proposed highway that connects to Loop 375 and runs through the Anthony Gap. You can read about it here.
El Paso will only get a limited amount of transportation dollars. If we spend it on widening the freeway, we won’t have it for the Borderland Expressway.
The problem with the Borderland Expressway is that if we build it instead of widening the freeway, MountainStar Sports Group won’t get a deck to build its soccer stadium on.
But those guys are rich. They can buy a different location for their soccer stadium instead of sticking it to the taxpayers again.