Plans to save Lincoln Center hit another roadblock

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Friday, February 7, 2014 - 9:44pm

Plans to save El Paso's historic Lincoln Center may have hit another road block.

The Texas Department of Transportation today announced plans to connect the Cesar Chavez Border Highway to Interstate10, with a new ramp over the spaghetti bowl interchange, that would cut through the lincoln center property.

The project is aimed at alleviating traffic in the Paisano area.TxDOT owns the Lincoln Center, and was working with the Lincoln Conservation Committee to save the 100 year-old building.

"Frankly we're outraged because if txdot knew these were the plans or the idea to crate a super ramp than they should have let us know. We've put in a lot of work," said Miguel Juarez with the Lincoln Conservation Committee.

No timeline or price tag has been revealed. TxDOT plans to gather public opinions before making any final decisions.

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