OH the beauty of an I10 traffic jam in El Paso. There we are driving smoothly and then all the sudden your eyes are treated to a sprinkling of brake lights as you crest the hill….then a lot of brake lights and before you know it, you are stuck, again, on I10 for either a stalled car in the emergency lane, accident, construction, or for no reason at all.
I wish I could be like Bruce Almighty and move the cars out of my way with a single movement of my finger…but that is Hollywood and this is El Paso. I actually prefer to take the border highway when I can but most of my travels take me on I10.
What can TxDot do to make the situation better? Should there be a double decker freeway? Maybe expand the freeway to 5 lanes each all the way from Lee Trevino to Redd?
Mobility in this town is my only gripe with ELP….and most of that frustration lies with our only E/W corridor. Yes, there are some physical barriers…ala Franklin Mountains, that restrict us, but there has to be a better way.
What frustrates you as a driver in El Paso?
My name is David and I am living El Paso.