Bicycle route work that will encompass a combined 7 miles of streets in El Paso is expected to get underway later this fall.
The work, subject to public input meetings earlier this year, follows the first phase of the project seeing 8.4 miles of new bicycle infrastructure in the city.
Together, the two phases have an estimated $1.9 million price tag.
As planned, the second phase of the connectivity project, like the first, will see the removal of existing striping, new striping surface preparation, new pavement markings, and new signage.
All of the new bicycle lanes will have a width size of 3 to 4 feet, with a buffer zone measuring 1.5 feet to 2 feet in width.
Funding for the project was approved late last year by the El Paso City Council, following up on that body’s support in 2016 of an overall bicycle route plan for the entire city detailing what was then described as the creation of a workable bicycle infrastructure.
That plan called for the eventual creation of more than 1,000 miles of new bicycle routes and paths throughout the city.
By Garry Boulard
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