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Streetcar Work Means Glory Road Closure to thru Traffic between Mesa, Oregon Streets

Final utility relocation for the El Paso Streetcar Project along Glory Road will require traffic in the area of the University of Texas at El Paso’s Don Haskins Center to detour beginning later this week.

Beginning on Friday, March 24, 2017, Glory Road will be closed to thru traffic between Mesa Street and Oregon Street. Motorists who use Glory Road to access UTEP from Mesa Streets should use Cincinnati Avenue to Oregon Street as an alternate route. Traffic will be able to access the Glory Road Transfer Center and Parking Garage through the intersection of Glory Road and Oregon Street during this closure.

Crews from Paso del Norte Trackworks continue their work on concrete crosswalks on Santa Fe Street at Main Drive adjacent to the Judson F. Williams Convention Center.

To accommodate this work, northbound traffic remains detoured off of Santa Fe Street onto Main Drive, El Paso Street and Franklin Avenue. Southbound traffic remains able to travel south on Santa Fe Street through lane restrictions in the area.

High-impact closures on Santa Fe Street near Southwest University Park will be completed by the El Paso Chihuahuas’ home opener on April 6.

Santa Fe Street is once again open to thru traffic between Paisano Drive and 4th Avenue. Santa Fe Street will remain closed between 4th Avenue and Father Rahm Avenue through May.

The following traffic impacts will remain in place at other locations throughout the 4.8 mile route during the week of March 20, 2017:

Complete Closures

  • Stanton Street between Yandell Drive and Baltimore Drive (open to northbound traffic only)
  • Baltimore Drive, Robinson Avenue, Blanchard Avenue, University Avenue, Blacker Avenue, Hague Road, Crosby Avenue, Cliff Drive and Rio Grande Avenue between Stanton Street and Mesa Street
  • Santa Fe Street between Father Rahm Avenue and 4th Street
  • Stanton Street between Main Drive and Franklin Avenue

Lane Restrictions

  • Mesa Street at Franklin Avenue
  • Franklin Avenue between Santa Fe Street and Kansas Street
  • Kansas Street between Franklin Avenue and Father Rahm Avenue
  • Oregon Street between Yandell Drive and Nevada Avenue
  • Father Rahm Avenue Drive between Kansas Street and Santa Fe Street

Six Sun Metro routes in the downtown area that had been impacted by the Streetcar construction zone are returning to their regular route service effective immediately

  • Route 205 (Brio) will resume its original boarding location on Santa Fe Street near the downtown transfer center on Monday, March 20, 2017.
  • Routes 10, 11, 14, 15, 70, and 75 will no longer be detouring on Mesa Street and will return to their original routes on Oregon Street providing service from the Downtown Transfer Center to the Glory Road Transfer Center.

Supervisors and notifications are on site to inform passengers of the change as Sun Metro passengers may have grown accustomed to the detours on Mesa Street. For more information about Sun Metro, visit sunmetro.net or call (915) 212-3333.

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Video+Maps: Streets around Downtown Reopened; Streetcar Work shifts to Franklin

Several key downtown streets reopened Friday to make way for the tens of thousands of parade goes and ice skaters expected to flood Downtown El Paso for holiday festivities this weekend.

However, a new round of high-impact street closures will greet commuters as they head back to work on Monday Morning, according to the Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority.

Kansas Street remains reduced to a single southbound lane between Franklin Avenue and Father Rahn Avenue. With rail work completed in the northern end of that work zone, Main Drive and Mills Avenue re-opened to east-west traffic at Kansas Street on Friday, December 2, 2016.

With rail now in place along much of Santa Fe Street, it will re-open to north-south traffic on Friday, December 2, 2016. Some lane restrictions will remain in place on Santa Fe Street between Franklin Avenue and Montestruc Court. Overland Avenue and San Antonio Avenue will reopen to east-west thru traffic at this time.

Intermittent work will continue along Santa Fe Street beginning on Monday, December 5, 2016. At this time, Santa Fe Street will be reduced to two southbound lanes between Franklin Avenue and Paisano Drive. This will allow crews to complete work while keeping the street open to as much holiday traffic as possible which is bound for the Judson F. Williams Convention Center and its parking garage.

On Monday, December 5, 2016, Texas Avenue will close to east-west thru traffic between Stanton Street and Campbell Street. This closure, which is necessary as crews continue laying rail thru that intersection, is expected to last approximately three weeks.

Also on Monday, Overland Avenue will reopen to east-west thru traffic at Kansas Street while First Avenue will closed to east-west thru traffic at Kansas Street.

San Antonio Avenue remains closed to traffic immediately west of Kansas Street. Myrtle Avenue remains open at Kansas.

Also beginning on Monday, crews from Paso del Norte Trackworks will begin preparations to lay rail along Franklin Avenue. To accommodate this work, Franklin Avenue will be closed to all traffic between Santa Fe Street and the mid-block alley between Oregon Street and Mesa Street.

Oregon Street will be closed to thru traffic between Main Drive and Missouri Avenue; It will remain open to local traffic, on-street parking, surface parking lot access, and parking garage access. Local traffic will not be allowed to cross Franklin Avenue on Oregon Street.

Because of the complex nature of switches and paving in this area, these closures will be in place for approximately 8-12 weeks.

Also starting on Monday, Stanton Street will be closed to thru traffic between Cliff Drive and Rim Road for final utility relocation work there, which will take approximately two weeks. Schuster Avenue will be reduced to one lane in each direction at Stanton Street. Crosby Avenue will be closed between Mesa Street and Kansas Street.

As work continues along the 4.8 mile route, the following traffic impacts will remain in place during the week of December 5, 2016:

Street Closures:

  • Oregon Street between Nevada Avenue and Rim Road (open to northbound traffic only)
  • Rio Grande Avenue, California Avenue, River Avenue, Cliff Drive and Crosby Avenue immediately west of Oregon Street
  • Stanton Street between Nevada Avenue and Rio Grande Avenue
  • Ariona Avenue between Kansas Street and Mesa Street

Lane Restrictions

  • Oregon Street between Nevada Avenue and Yandell Drive
  • Yandell Drive at Oregon Street

Nov 30-01

Streetcar Rail Work Moves to Kansas Street; Detours start Monday

Motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists will encounter new traffic patterns in Downtown El Paso as crews from Paso del Norte Trackworks prepare to begin laying rail on Kansas Street, according to the Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority.

Beginning on Monday, October 10, 2016, Kansas Street will be reduced to a single lane between Franklin Avenue and Overland Avenue thru January. Main, Mills, and San Antonio Avenue will be closed to thru traffic between Kansas and Stanton.

Texas Avenue will be reduced to a single lane in each direction at Kansas Street. Following this section of work, crews plan to continue moving south on Kansas Street between Overland Avenue and Paisano Drive.

Commuters travelling west on Interstate 10 from the Eastside, Mission Valley, Central, and Northeast El Paso who typically use Exit 19B/Downtown to Kansas Street, are encouraged to consider the following alternate routes:

  • I-10 to Exit 20/Cotton Street and access Downtown via Texas Avenue or Myrtle Avenue.
  • Loop 375/César Chávez Border Highway to Campbell Street to access Downtown.

Commuters travelling east on I-10 from the Westside, Upper Valley and Northwest El Paso are encouraged to consider the following alternate routes:

  • I-10 to Exit 18B/Porfirio Diaz Street to Franklin Avenue to Durango to Paisano to access Downtown.
  • Mesa Street to Texas Avenue.

As crews continue work to relocation underground utilities, Santa Fe Street will be closed between 3rd Avenue and 4th Avenue from 8pm to 4am on Thursday, October 13, and Friday, October 14, 2016.

The following street closures and lane restrictions will remain in place during the week of October 10, 2016, as work continues throughout the 4.8 mile route:

Street Closures

  • Kansas Street between Paisano Drive and Father Rahm Avenue
  • Father Rahm Avenue between Kansas Street and Santa Fe Street
  • Mesa Street between 4th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • Oregon Street between 4th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • Santa Fe Street between Paisano Drive and San Antonio Avenue
  • Overland Avenue at Santa Fe Street
  • Oregon Street between Nevada Avenue and Schuster Avenue
  • Cliff Drive immediately west of Oregon Street
  • River Avenue immediately west of Oregon Street
  • California Avenue immediately west of Oregon Street
  • Crosby Avenue between Stanton Street and Mesa Street

Lane Restrictions

  • Stanton Street between Main Drive and Missouri Avenue
  • Stanton Street between 4th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • El Paso Street between 4th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • Santa Fe Street between Montestruc Court and Paisano Drive

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Streetcar Rail Work turns to Kansas Street, Downtown El Paso; Detours for Motorists, Sun Metro

Crews from Paso del Norte Trackworks will finalize underground utility work and begin laying rail on a portion of Kansas Street thru Downtown El Paso in the coming weeks, according to the Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority.

Beginning on Monday, October 3, 2016, Kansas Street will be reduced to a single southbound lane between Missouri Avenue and Texas Avenue to accommodate utility work which will last approximately one week. At this time, Main Drive will also be reduced to a single lane in each direction at Kansas Street for approximately three days. When work at Main and Kansas is complete, similar lane restrictions on Mills at Kansas will be required, also lasting approximately three days.

Beginning on Monday, October 10, 2016, crews are scheduled to begin preparing to lay rail on Kansas Street between Franklin Avenue and Overland Avenue this work will also reduce Kansas to a single southbound lane thru January. At that time Main, Mills, and San Antonio Avenue will be closed to thru traffic between Kansas and Stanton.

Texas Avenue will be reduced to a single lane in each direction at Kansas Street. Following this section of work, crews plan to continue moving south on Kansas Street between Overland Avenue and Paisano Drive.

Commuters travelling west on Interstate 10 from the Eastside, Mission Valley, Central, and Northeast El Paso who typically use Exit 19B/Downtown to Kansas Street, are encouraged to consider the following alternate routes:

  • I-10 to Exit 20/Cotton Street and access Downtown via Texas Avenue.
  • Loop 375/César Chávez Border Highway to Campbell Street to access Downtown.

Commuters travelling east on I-10 from the Westside, Upper Valley and Northwest El Paso are encouraged to consider the following alternate routes:

  • I-10 to Exit 18B/Porfirio Diaz Street to Franklin Avenue to Durango to Paisano to access Downtown.
  • Mesa Street to Texas Avenue.

To accommodate track work on Father Rahm Avenue, South Mesa Street and South Oregon Street will be closed to traffic between 4th Avenue and 6th Avenue beginning on Thursday, September 29, 2016, and lasting approximately eight weeks. Lane restrictions will also be in place on Santa Fe Street, El Paso Street and Stanton Street at Father Rahm Avenue.

Father Rahm Avenue remains closed to vehicular traffic between Santa Fe Street and Kansas Street. Kansas Street remains closed to vehicular traffic between Paisano Drive and Father Rahm Avenue.

Santa Fe Street will be closed to vehicular traffic between 3rd Avenue and 4th Avenue from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. on Sunday, October 2, and Monday, October 3, 2016. This closure is necessary for the installation of underground utilities. Following this closure, existing lane restrictions on Santa Fe Street will resume.

As rail work continues on North Oregon Street between Schuster Avenue and Nevada Avenue, crews close Schuster Avenue between El Paso Street and Stanton Street between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. on Monday, October 3, and Tuesday, October 4, 2016. This closure is necessary for the installation of track. Following this closure, existing lane restrictions on Schuster will resume.

Oregon Street remains reduce to a single northbound lane between Nevada and Schuster. River Avenue, California Avenue, Cliff Drive, and Crosby Avenue remain closed to thru traffic immediately west of Oregon.

Lane restrictions remain in place on Oregon Street between Nevada Avenue and Yandell Drive.

Street Closures, Lane Restrictions at Other Locations

The following street closures and lane restrictions will remain in place during the week of October 3, 2016:

Complete Closures

  • Santa Fe Street between Paisano Drive and San Antonio Drive
  • Main Drive immediately east of Santa Fe Street
  • Overland Avenue at Santa Fe Street
  • Crosby Avenue between Oregon Street and Stanton Street

Lane Restrictions

  • Santa Fe Street between Paisano Drive and Montestruc Court

Sun Metro Detours Routes Due to Construction

El Paso, Texas – Sun Metro will be required to detour routes near the downtown area starting on Sunday, October 2, 2016, due to street car construction.

Sun Metro staff will monitor the impacted areas and assist passengers as needed. Sun Metro drivers will make courtesy stops along the detoured routes as required. Some of the construction may result in delays to routes with stops at the Downtown Transfer Center.

DETOURS

Route 18 detour starting 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2nd through 6 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 3rd

Buses traveling outbound will not be impacted.

Buses traveling inbound south on Mesa will make a right on Executive, left onto Paisano and return to regular route.

Multiple detours starting Monday, Oct. 3rd-and continuing through Oct. 10th

Route 1

Buses traveling inbound on I-10 West will take the Cotton exit, make a left onto Cotton, right onto Myrtle and return to regular route.

Route 3

Buses traveling outbound from the Downtown Transit Center will get onto Fourth, make a left onto El Paso, left onto Paisano, left onto Santa Fe, left onto Loop 375 E and return to regular route.

Route 42

Buses traveling inbound on US-54 South will make a right onto Loop 375 W, right onto Campbell, left onto Myrtle and return to regular route.

Route 59

Buses traveling inbound on I-10 West will take the Cotton exit, make a left onto Cotton, right onto Myrtle and return to regular route.

Route 75

Buses traveling outbound on I-10 West will take the Cotton exit, make a left onto Cotton, right onto Myrtle, right onto Stanton, left onto Main, right onto Mesa, left onto University, right onto Oregon and return to regular route.

  • Commuters travelling west on Interstate 10 from the Eastside, Mission Valley, Central, and Northeast El Paso who use Exit 19B/Downtown to Kansas Street, are encouraged to use the following alternate routes: I-10 to Exit 20/Cotton Street and access Downtown via Texas Avenue.
  • Loop 375/César Chávez Border Highway to Campbell Street to access Downtown.

Alternate Routes into Downtown

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Streetcar work Moves South, New Closures and Lane Restrictions Start Friday

As crews continue work installing new storm drain and sewer systems in South El Paso as part of the El Paso Streetcar project, motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists should expect to encounter the following traffic impacts in the coming days:

  • Stanton Street will be closed to thru traffic between 6th Avenue and 4th Avenue from 9pm to 6am on Friday, September 9, and Saturday, September 10, 2016.
  • Overnight weekday closures continue on Santa Fe Street between 3rd Avenue and Father Rahm Avenue between 6pm and 4am. These closures are also scheduled to be in place on Saturday, September 10, and Sunday, September 11, 2016.
  • El Paso Street will be closed to thru traffic between 6th Avenue and 4th Avenue beginning at 4 a.m. on Tuesday, September 13, and reopening at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 14, 2016.
  • Father Rahm Avenue remains closed to traffic between Kansas Street and Santa Fe Street while Kansas Street remains closed to traffic between Paisano Drive and Father Rahm Avenue.

Overland Avenue and San Antonio Avenue will be closed to thru traffic at Santa Fe Street beginning on Friday, September 9thru Monday, September 12, 2016. Thru traffic will continue to flow on Santa Fe Street which is reduced to one lane in each direction between Franklin Avenue and Montestruc Court. These closures are necessary to accommodate the installation of track.

During the week of September 12, 2016, Stanton Street will occasionally be reduced to a single lane at Crosby Avenue. Flaggers will be present to direct traffic at these times. At other times, lane restrictions will remain in place on Stanton Street at Crosby Avenue as crews continue working on a power substation which will help power the streetcar system.

As work continues along the 4.8 mile route, the following street closures and lane restrictions will remain in place during the week of September 12:

Complete Closures

  • Oregon Street between Nevada Avenue and Schuster Avenue (open to northbound traffic only)
  • Crosby Avenue, Cliff Drive, River Avenue, and California Avenue immediately west of Oregon Street
  • Crosby Avenue between Oregon Street and Stanton Street (excluding intersections)
  • Main Drive immediately east of Santa Fe Street
  • Oregon Street between Missouri Avenue and Wyoming Avenue

Lane Restrictions

  • Schuster Avenue at Oregon Street
  • Stanton Street at Father Rahm Avenue
  • El Paso Street at Father Rahm Avenue
  • Mesa Street at Father Rahm Avenue
  • Oregon Street between Nevada Avenue and Yandell Drive

Much of the work associated with the El Paso Streetcar Project cannot be completed during or immediately following heavy rain. As a result, occasional unanticipated changes in scheduled construction activities may be required.

Sept 9

Vid+Map: Starting Tuesday, Crews Prep to Lay Rail on Oregon Street South of Schuster Avenue

Motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists will encounter new traffic patterns along Oregon Street in the coming days as crews from Paso del Norte Trackworks continue advancing rail work there.

All lanes of Oregon Street will be open to traffic between Schuster Avenue and Glory Road by Friday, September 2, 2016.

Football fans attending this weekend’s University of Texas at El Paso/New Mexico State University football game at the Sun Bowl should continue to use caution in this area as some work on sidewalks and pedestrian ramps is on-going.

Beginning on Tuesday, September 6, Oregon Street will be open to northbound traffic only between Schuster Avenue and Nevada Avenue.  Also at this time, Schuster Avenue will be reduced to one lane in each direction at Oregon Street. Crosby Avenue, Cliff Drive, California Avenue, and River Avenue will also be closed to traffic immediately west of Oregon Street.

Pedestrian crossings will be in place at Schuster, California, and Nevada. These closures are necessary as crews will soon begin laying rail along this section of Oregon Street. They will remain in place for approximately three months.

As crews continue storm drain work on Father Rahm Avenue, motorists should expect to encounter flaggers at the intersection of Stanton Street and Father Rahm between Tuesday, September 6, and Friday, September 9, 2016. Stanton Street will remain open to north-south traffic. Motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists are encouraged to use extra caution in this intersection.

As work continues along the 4.8 mile route, the following street closures and lane restrictions will remain in place during the week of September 2:

Complete Closures

  • Oregon Street between Wyoming Avenue and Missouri Avenue
  • Santa Fe Street between Third Avenue and Father Rahm Avenue (weeknights 6pm to 4am)
  • Crosby Avenue between Oregon Street and Stanton Street (excluding intersections)
  • Father Rahm Avenue between Kansas Street and Santa Fe Street (excluding intersections)
  • Kansas Street between Paisano Drive and Father Rahm Avenue (including intersections)

Lane Restrictions

  • Santa Fe Street between Paisano Drive and Montestruc Court
  • Oregon Street between Nevada Avenue and Yandell Drive
  • Wyoming Avenue between Santa Fe Street and Kansas Street
  • Stanton Street at Father Rahm Avenue
  • Mesa Street at Father Rahm Avenue
  • Campbell Street at First Avenue

Much of the work associated with the El Paso Streetcar Project cannot be completed during or immediately following heavy rain. As monsoon rains continues across the Desert Southwest, occasional unanticipated changes in scheduled construction activities may be required.

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August 31-01

Streetcar Work Requires Closures at Stanton & Hague, Temporary Lane Reductions on Wyoming

Streetcar utility relocation work will move into two new intersections later this week requiring motorists to consider alternate routes. Elsewhere, work continues at several locations along the 4.8 mile long route including utility relocation work and track work.

Beginning on Thursday, May 19, 2016, Stanton Street will be closed to thru traffic from Blacker Avenue to Cliff Drive. Hague Road will be closed to thru traffic from Kansas Street to Mesa Street. Crosby Avenue will remain closed to thru traffic between Kansas Street and Mesa Street for the rest of the week.

Lane reductions will remain in place on Schuster Avenue at Stanton Street until next week. Rim Road will remain open to east-west traffic at Stanton Street.

As work is completed, closures will move north into other intersections along Stanton Street including University, Boston and Baltimore.

Also on Thursday, May 19, 2016, Wyoming Avenue will be reduced to two lanes at Oregon Street. This one-day closure will be take place between 9am and 3pm. Motorists who use Exit 19/Downtown from I-10 eastbound should consider alternate routes during this time including used Exit 18B/Porfirio Diaz Street.

Santa Fe Street remains reduced to one lane in each direction between Franklin Avenue and San Antonio Avenue. Main Drive remains closed to thru traffic at Santa Fe. Additionally, intermittent lane closures continue on Santa Fe Street between Loop 375 and Paisano Drive.

Lane restrictions continue through the intersection of Mesa Street and Franklin Avenue. In the coming weeks, work will require a complete closure of Franklin Avenue at Stanton Street and a complete closure of Stanton Street between Franklin Avenue and Wyoming Avenue.

An exact date for that work has not yet been announced.

Oregon Street remains reduced to one lane in each direction between Glory Road and University Avenue. University Avenue remains reduced to one lane in each direction at Oregon Street.  Cincinnati Avenue and Robinson Avenue remain closed to thru traffic at Oregon. These closures will last through mid-August.

Track work will be primarily focused in zones which are several blocks long. Work in each zone will take several months to complete and typically progresses in the following fashion:

  • Remove all existing pavement where necessary
  • Precisely level the exposed ground by removing existing dirt and rock and replacing it with new material and in some locations installing new curb and sidewalks. (This phase will require three to six weeks to complete)
  • Lay and weld rail segments which average 540 feet in length
  • Pour 12-inch thick concrete slab around rail, requiring two to three weeks to fully set
  • Finalize roadway repairs including final striping

Lane Restrictions, Complete Closures Continue at Other Locations

  • Kansas Street: Complete closure from Paisano Drive to Father Rahm Avenue.
  • Father Rahm Avenue: Complete closure from Santa Fe Street to Kansas Street.
  • Oregon Street: Intermittent lane closures from University Avenue to Yandell Drive.
  • Stanton Street: Intermittent lane closures from Baltimore Drive to Yandell Drive.

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Streetcar Work Requires Alternate Routes for Motorists on Franklin, Stanton

Utility work associated with the El Paso Streetcar Project will require some motorists to use alternate routes in Downtown El Paso next week. Meanwhile, street and lane closures continue at other location along the 4.8 mile route.

Beginning this week, Franklin Avenue will be closed to all eastbound traffic from El Paso Street to Oregon Street. Oregon Street will be reduced to one lane in each direction at Franklin at that time as well. Motorists who typically use that section of Franklin Avenue should consider using Missouri Avenue as an alternate route.

Using Wyoming Avenue as an eastbound alternate will help motorists avoid getting caught-up in the existing closures of Main Drive and San Antonio Avenue at Santa Fe Street. This closure is expected to last approximately four weeks.

Work also continues in the intersection of Franklin Avenue and Stanton Street where lane reductions are in place. Because Stanton is closed to all traffic at Wyoming, motorists who typically use Stanton Street to access I-10 west, should consider an alternate route, such as taking Stanton Street to Missouri Avenue to Mesa Street to Yandell Drive to I-10 west.

This closure is expected to last approximately four weeks.

As work progresses, Stanton Street will be closed as far south as Franklin, in the coming weeks. An exact date for that closure has not yet been announced.

Kansas Street remains closed to all traffic between Texas Avenue and San Antonio Avenue. San Antonio Avenue is closed to thru traffic between Stanton Street and Campbell Street.

Father Rahm Avenue remains closed to traffic between Santa Fe and Kansas. As part of the El Paso Streetcar project, new sidewalks will be installed along Father Rahm Avenue between Kansas Street and Santa Fe Street. Beginning this week, crews will begin replacing sidewalks one block at a time.

Sidewalk closures will begin this week on the south side of Father Rahm between Kansas and Stanton. Crews will work within that block removing the existing sidewalk, preparing the ground and installing the new sidewalk.

Lane Closures at Other Locations

  • Yandell Drive at Stanton Street
  • Santa Fe Street between Franklin Avenue and San Antonio Avenue
  • Kansas Street from Paisano Drive to Father Rahm Avenue
  • First Avenue from Campbell Street to Kansas Street
  • Intermittent lane closures on Oregon Street from River Avenue to Glory Road
  • Intermittent lane closures on Stanton Street from River Avenue to Baltimore Drive

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El Paso Streetcar work shifts to Wyoming Steet; Arizona, Texas Avenues Re-Open

As utility relocation work associated with the El Paso Streetcar project requires the closure of some key streets, motorists seeking east-west alternate routes near Downtown El Paso can expect some relief starting this week.

Beginning on Wednesday, April 5, 2016, Wyoming Avenue will be reduced to one lane at Stanton Street. Wyoming Avenue carries vehicles which use Exit 19/Downtown off of Interstate 10 East.  Motorists are encouraged to consider alternate routes including exiting I-10 at Exit 18B/Porfirio Diaz Street and accessing Downtown by taking Franklin Avenue to Durango Street to Overland Avenue.

Yandell Drive remains reduced to one lane at Stanton Street. Because Yandell carries vehicles which use the Exit 19A/Mesa Street off-ramp, motorists coming from I-10 West are encouraged to continue using alternate routes, by exiting at Copia Street, Piedras Street or Cotton Street.

Stanton Street remains reduced to one lane between Wyoming and Yandell. It is closed between Yandell and Nevada.

Also on Wednesday, Arizona Avenue, a one-way street westbound, will re-open to traffic at Stanton Street. Rio Grande Avenue, a one-way street eastbound, re-opened in late March. Together, Arizona and Rio Grande provide motorists an alternate to Montana Avenue which is closed at Stanton Street

San Antonio Avenue remains closed to thru-traffic at Kansas Street while Kansas Street is closed to thru-traffic between Myrtle and San Antonio Avenue. These closures are expected to remain through the end of the month. Texas Avenue has re-opened to east-west traffic at Stanton Street, which can be used as an alternate to San Antonio.

Santa Fe Street remains reduced to one lane in each direction between Franklin Avenue and San Antonio Avenue. San Antonio Avenue is closed to thru traffic at Santa Fe Street

Father Rahm Avenue remains closed to eastbound and westbound traffic between Santa Fe Street and Kansas Street. At this time, all north-south streets are open to traffic at Father Rahm.

Other Lane closures are in place at the following locations:

  • Kansas Street between Paisano and Father Rahm Avenue
  • Kansas Street between Overland and First
  • Oregon Street between Arizona Avenue and Glory Road
  • Motorists and pedestrians will encounter intermittent lane and sidewalk closures at various locations along the 4.8 mile route as crews begin working on the foundations for poles which will support the Overhead Contact System which will power the streetcars. Work at those locations will take less than a day and will be temporarily patched before crews leave these works zones.

The Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority continues its outreach efforts by providing updates to neighborhood and community groups as work continues to advance on the El Paso Streetcar project. The CRRMA has scheduled an open house from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at Sacred Heart Church, 602 S. Oregon Street.

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