Drivers now have another route to avoid some of the traffic snarls in west El Paso.
The Border West Expressway officially opened Thursday afternoon.
The 7.4 mile-long expressway represents the completion of Loop 375.
It stretches from Racetrack Drive at Doniphan Road to a mile east of Park Street downtown.
One unique feature of the expressway is the SPUI, or ‘single-point urban interchange’ located on Executive Center.
The SPUI is designed to move traffic in multiple directions in a concentrated area.
The Border West Expressway is also a toll road, but no tolls will be charged for a brief time.