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March 2015 - Posts

Commissioner Carlos Leon’s Holds March Roundtable Meeting

On Wednesday, March 18, 2015, Commissioner Carlos Leon held his monthly Rountable meeting on the Eastside of town. Guest speaker, John Balliew, President and CEO of the El Paso Water Utilities was present at the meeting to talk about several topics including water, wastewater, stormwater and reclaimed water systems.

Mr. Balliew has worked for El Paso Water Utilities since 1983. He has held various positions of increasing responsibility during his tenure, including vice president of operations and technical services, before becoming the utility's president in January 2013.





Montwood Drive Reopens to Traffic

Montwood Drive has reopened to all traffic following more than two years of work to reconstruct the roadway, improve stormwater facilities, upgrade sidewalks, and enhance landscaping.

The $11 million reconstruction project, which began in January 2013, will alleviate persistent street flooding in the area by more effectively funneling rainfall runoff to the nearby Eastwood Dam. The project not only provided this neighborhood with upgrades to the streets and drainage system, but it has also enhanced the visual image of the area by providing new landscaping and an irrigation system in the medians. New sidewalks which incorporate ADA-compliant ramps were also part of the project.

Though the road has been re-opened to all traffic, motorists are asked to continue using caution in the area. Contractors and city crews will remain in the area assessing and completing any final tasks which are necessary.

Sun Metro Route 53 will return to its regular route.

Generic Road Construction


*Information provided by City of El Paso - Engineering and Construction Management Department