The death of another person on Mesa street near Cincinnati the other day was unnecessary. We grieve for her family and friends.
It seems that the area is a popular nighttime hangout.
The lady was struck at about 1:45 in the morning.
The El Paso Times published an article the other day and wrote:
TxDOT has a long-term proposal for a Mesa Street tunnel running from Glory Road to Robinson Avenue. Vehicle traffic would bypass the entertainment district and the current Mesa-Cincinnati roadway would be a pedestrian area above the tunnel.
The long-term project would cost about $500 million and on the most optimistic time line would not be ready for another five years, Wright said.
Mesa street is unfortunately the main alternate route that can be taken when I-10 is closed.
Creating the tunnel would result in the closure of Mesa for months if not years.
There are other solutions like not crossing Mesa, or the party people taking their business to other locations.
Closing Mesa is not one of them.
We deserve better