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Proposed Sean Haggerty Extension

el pasoans who live there have been asking for an extension of sean haggerty. the road would connect with south angora loop. what is this a big deal? well, let’s say you are heading east on sean haggerty and want to reach the neighborhood east of dyer … you have to get on mc-combs and drive all the way south until you hit sun valley, then drive all the way back north on dyer. if you live farther north in the new mesquite hills development and you want to drive to the shopping centers and stores southwest of mc- combs and sean haggerty … you have to drive north … get on u.s. 54 … then head back south. the proposed extension would keep many from having to go out of their way to reach these areas. problem is: it requires a bridge that will cost a city a pretty penny. abc-7’s josie ortegon has new information tonight. “nats” sot resident–“it’s be a problem for a long time. you think they would have fixed it by now.” northeast e pasoans say they have been asking for sean haggerty to be connected with angora loop for years. drivers have been encountering these dead end signs for years. residents like brandon zamora are mobilizing their communities. “this has been i want to say well over 10 years that it’s been unconnected.” zamora and hi friend corina created an online petion with the hope of convincing the city. “it’s a complicated process and we get that, but we just want to be able to bring this to their attention and let them know we haven’t forgotten get this fixed.” stand-up: “since drivers don’ have an actual connection between sean haggerty and angora loop, they created this dirt pathway that connects the two areas, but it’s not the safest option.” w caught at least three cars driving through the dirt route that includes a lot of bumps and hills , including yanira marquez, who got caught in the makeshift entrance near angora loop. “it’s easier for us to to just come down through here then us going down through dyer.” the makeshift dirt road is dangerous, especially when it rains and floods. city rep carl robinson represents the area. he tells abc-7 the connector would need a bridge that would allow drivers to go over several stormwater tunnels in the area. and it’s not cheap either–the bridge would come with a pricetag of $14- million dollars. still — robinson says it’s not a matter of if, but when? he says the bridge is under consideration for future funding by tex-dot, the metropolitan planning organization and the city. zamora–“th northeast is growing as part of the rest of the city. it’s just something that would serve that community better. the petion on change dot org has gained 11-hundred signatures. zamora says they’re hoping to get 400 more before presenting it to the city at the end of the month. it is located in the heart of el

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