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Old 07-23-2008, 02:48 PM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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It's not dangerous at all, and now that it has been landscaped it's actually quite beautiful. Not trying to get in a pissing contest here, but it is much better looking than the Spaghetti Bowl, or anything I've seen in Tucson or Phoenix as well. But prior to the landscaping it wasn't much to look at.
I got to agree with finmqa here, I am currently in ABQ for business and am actually staying in a hotel right next to the "Big I" and it looks a lot better than our Spaghetti bowl. The landscaping is making it look better than ever.

One thing I did notice about Albuquerque was that it really does need a loop freeway around it as well. I went to Rio Rancho a few weeks ago..also for business and it would have been much better if it had a freeway out there to make it easier to travel to. I'm pretty sure that ABQ will end up with a loop one day..it would help out the traffic situation out there a lot, especially since that metro area is growing really fast.
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Old 07-23-2008, 09:26 PM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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I wonder, when they build the North East Parkway, will they have to move the Fort Bliss Rod & Gun Club again? Humm? I better ask some questions about that next time I have the chance.
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Old 07-24-2008, 04:51 AM
 
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I wonder, when they build the North East Parkway, will they have to move the Fort Bliss Rod & Gun Club again? Humm? I better ask some questions about that next time I have the chance.
Don't know bit the first project is supposed to start in Dec on Loop 375 going thru downtown.
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Old 07-31-2008, 09:37 PM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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More news is coming out on El Paso's $1 billion mobility plan.

Joe Battle Boulevard, Zaragoza Road part of $1 billion proposal - El Paso Times

Sounds good so far.
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Old 07-31-2008, 11:20 PM
 
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More news is coming out on El Paso's $1 billion mobility plan.

Joe Battle Boulevard, Zaragoza Road part of $1 billion proposal - El Paso Times

Sounds good so far.
Oh God yes. If any street in El Paso needs attention, its this one. I don't know how such a busy intersection could be built in such a poorly planned manner. I've never seen anything like it in another city. In fact that entire stretch to the new developments just reeks of horrifyingly stupid planning.

Its like the sprawl from hell. Absolutely no forethought.
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Old 08-01-2008, 12:46 PM
 
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I was watching the City Council meeting on the EP city website and the idiots er....residents addressing the Council who were opposed to this happening to better EP... .
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Old 08-01-2008, 01:26 PM
 
Location: el paso texas
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It is smaller but hello!!!! You only have 2 major citys in nm, you dont have 5 major american citys in the state to share state dollars with!
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Old 08-01-2008, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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It is smaller but hello!!!! You only have 2 major citys in nm, you dont have 5 major american citys in the state to share state dollars with!
2 major? 4 now
Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Rio Rancho & Santa Fe
there all booming so the money gets split fairly..
And what does a downtown have to do with sharing dollars?
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Old 08-01-2008, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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2 major? 4 now
Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Rio Rancho & Santa Fe
there all booming so the money gets split fairly..
And what does a downtown have to do with sharing dollars?
Not trying to fight here Bradly, but Rio Rancho is part of the Albuquerque metro so I would only count that as 1 city/metro. I would also hesitate in saying that Las Cruces and Santa Fe are major cities. While they are both experiencing some rapid growth neither city has reached 250,000 in population. I think what Levow is trying to say is you have three Texas cities that are ranked in the Top 10 biggest cities in the nation; Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio. It shouldn't be long for Austin to crack the Top 10 as well with their rapid growth. And El Paso is ranked in the Top 30 in the nation. If you are to include both Santa Fe and Las Cruces, well then Texas can add Amarillo, Lubbock, Corpus Cristi, and many, many more. When it comes to population matters, this is one argument we New Mexicans should refrain from with our brethren to the East!

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Old 08-01-2008, 04:41 PM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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To get back on topic.. ( EL PASO ROADS ) that intersection they mention in the story really needs to be addressed. But how do they fix it if they cant do a high rise over the loop? Can they dig a tunnel? Kinda like they do in Midland/Odessa? Go under the loop instead of over it?


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