November 17, 2023
The Texas Transportation Commission announced more than $345 million for new sidewalks, bikeways, and other types of infrastructure to help improve safety and enhance quality of life in Texas communities.
Funding will support 83 projects across Texas – including 2 projects along the 68-mile Paso del Norte Trail for more than $26 million.
El Paso County will receive $10,116,918 for the Alamo Alto segment of the Paso del Norte to construct more than 4.8 miles of shared path along Alameda Avenue from Grace Street in Fabens to Farm Road 1109 in the town of Tornillo, parallel to IH 20.
The City of Socorro will receive $16,174,505 for the Socorro Active Transportation Network to construct three new Paso del Norte Trail spur segments from Winn Road to Glorietta Road, completing seven miles of shared-use paths and sidewalks, signal upgrades, pedestrian crossings, signage, and pavement markings.
With these projects, the Paso del Norte Trail has nearly 20 miles of trail completed with another 28 miles funded for design and/or construction – including nearly all trail segments in the Mission Valley from Ascarate Park to Tornillo. Together, the City of El Paso, County of El Paso, TXDOT, Paso del Norte Health Foundation, and City of Socorro have provided/secured over $45.9M for the design and construction since 2019.
The Paso del Norte Trail is a community-driven, collaborative effort initiated by the Health Foundation to develop a 68-mile county-wide trail. The goal is to create a regionally significant landmark that promotes active transportation, preserves the history and culture of our region, highlights the Rio Grande River, supports economic development and ecotourism, provides educational and volunteer opportunities, and makes healthy living the easy choice for our unique, binational community.
For more information about trail-related activities, visit www.pasodelnortetrail.org or follow the Paso del Norte Trail on Facebook or Instagram.
PDNHF Priority Area: Healthy Living
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