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Public input requested for future plans of Doniphan

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Thursday, a stretch of roadway on Doniphan from Racetrack to the Texas/New Mexico border will be discussed.

The public is asked to join in on that conversation about what the 15-mile section of State Highway 20 or Doniphan Drive will look like for drivers 22 years from now.

One of the two agenda items for the Rio Grande Citizens Forum (RGCF) of the U.S. Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission (USIBWC) is to discuss the Doniphan Drive Corridor Plan and the Border West Expressway Project.

A spokesperson for Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will be at the meeting to give an overview and update on the Border West Expressway Project.

The citizen’s forum was put together based on the feedback received from the first public meeting in September 2016.

TxDOT has decided to extend the study limits for the Doniphan drive corridor plan approximately 3.5 miles south.

The new plan is intended to collect data collection and analyze current and future transportation needs all while keeping future projects in mind as well.

The meeting is happening Thursday from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

It'll be at the U.S. Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission Headquarters located at 4171 N. Mesa Street, building C.

Public meetings specifically for Doniphan are set for January 22 at Lincoln Middle School and January 23 at Canutillo High School.

Both meetings will be held from 5 to 7 p.m.

The goal of the meetings is to identify a set of short, medium and long-term projects.

Public input is requested, as they know what they want to see on this roadway come the year 2040.

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