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El Paso and City of Sunland Park staff asked to come up with a solution to mitigate traffic congestion


SUNLAND PARK, New Mexico - During Tuesday's city council meeting, City Representative and Mayor Pro Tempore Peter Svarzbein requested the City Council’s approval to direct city staff from El Paso to develop a solution in coordination with the City of Sunland Park to mitigate traffic congestion on Frontera Road before Sun River Estates Subdivision Preliminary Plat project is completed.

“I have listened loud and clear to the residents' concerns in this area. The decision taken by the City of Sunland Park, New Mexico on August 24, created some confusion and fear with both El Paso and Sunland Park residents,” said Svarzbein.

The Planning and Zoning Commissioners of the City of Sunland Park, New Mexico, held a meeting on August 24 to discuss a Sun River Estates Subdivision Preliminary Plat project at Frontera Road and Girl Scout Lane. During the meeting, the subdivision preliminary plat project item was denied due to a lack of a second motion.

The plan, as it stands today, has only one entrance and exit onto a Texas road that serves over 220 homes in the New Mexico area. Residents raised concerns about public safety, traffic and emergency response times.

The Mayor of Sunland Park, Javier Perea, says if there is a need or concerns, there could be a potential discussion of adding another road in New Mexico to relieve the traffic congestion.

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