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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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Streetcar Trackwork means Complete Closure of Santa Fe Street starting Tuesday

As crews continue work installing track in Downtown 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:

  • Complete closure of Santa Fe Street between San Antonio and Paisano begins Tuesday, September 20, 2016 to accommodate track work. Temporary crosswalk will be in place at Overland and Santa Fe, while existing crosswalks at Paisano at Santa Fe and San Antonio at Santa Fe will remain pedestrian accessible.
  • Thru traffic will continue to flow on Santa Fe Street between Franklin Avenue and Montestruc Court, which is reduced to one lane in each direction.
  • Lane restrictions will continue to on Santa Fe Street between 3rd Avenue and Father Rahm.

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 19:

Oregon Street continues to be open to northbound traffic only between Schuster Avenue and Nevada Avenue beginning. Schuster Avenue continues to be reduced to one lane in each direction at Oregon Street. Crosby Avenue, Cliff Drive, California Avenue, and River Avenue are also be closed to traffic immediately west of Oregon Street.

These closures are necessary as crews perform track installation along this section of Oregon Street. They will remain in place for approximately three months.

Complete Closures

  • Father Rahm Avenue remains closed to traffic between Kansas Street and Santa Fe Street.
  • Kansas Street remains closed to traffic between Paisano Drive and Father Rahm Avenue.
  • Crosby Avenue, Cliff Drive, River Avenue, and California Avenue immediately west of Oregon Street
  • 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
  • Intermittent Lane Restrictions on Kansas Street between San Antonio and Paisano to accommodate Overhead Contact System (OCS) drilling.

Weather Impacts

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.

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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.

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More Streetcar Rail Installation means Lane Restrictions Set to Begin on Missouri Avenue

Rail is now being installed along Oregon Street and Kansas Street as part of the El Paso Streetcar Project. However, motorists should expect a handful of changes to street closures and lane restrictions as other work associated with the project continues, according to the Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority.

Missouri Avenue will be reduced to one westbound lane at Stanton Street beginning on Friday, July 15, 2016. This lane restriction will last for approximately three weeks as crews continue utility relocation work. While Missouri will remain open, motorists who use Exit19B/Downtown from westbound Interstate 10 should consider turning left on Kansas Street or right on Campbell Street to avoid the lane restrictions. Motorists should also consider using Exit 19A/Mesa Street and Exit 20/Cotton Street.

Stanton Street also remains closed to all traffic between Franklin Avenue and Missouri Avenue. Utility relocation work will continue moving north on Stanton Street in the coming weeks.

Beginning on Thursday, July 14, 2016, Oregon Street will be closed to all traffic between Glory Road and Cincinnati Avenue so crews can replace concrete pavement. Oregon Street remains reduced to a single northbound lane between Schuster Avenue and Cincinnati Avenue where crews are laying rail. Lane restrictions remain in place on Oregon Street between Franklin Avenue and Schuster Avenue.

Kansas Street remains closed between Paisano Drive and Father Rahm Avenue where crews began laying rail late last week. East-west cross streets are closed to traffic at Kansas. This closure is expected to remain in place thru mid-September.

Father Rahm Avenue remains closed between Kansas Street and Santa Fe Street as crews install upgraded storm drains as part of the project. While South El Paso Street is reduced to one northbound lane at Father Rahm Avenue, other north-south cross streets remain open. This closure is expected to remain in place thru October.

As work continues along the El Paso Streetcar Project’s 4.8 mile route, the following traffic patterns will remain in place:

COMPLETE CLOSURES

  • Stanton Street between Mississippi Avenue and Cincinnati Avenue
  • Baltimore Drive between Mesa Street and Kansas Street
  • Crosby Avenue between Stanton Street and Kansas Street
  • Rim Road west of Oregon Street
  • Hague Road west of Oregon Street
  • Main Drive closed at Santa Fe Street

LANE RESTRICTIONS

  • Franklin Avenue between Santa Fe Street and Kansas Street
  • Santa Fe Street between Franklin Avenue and Main Drive
  • Santa Fe Street between Paisano Drive and Loop 375
  • Stanton Street between Cliff Drive and Schuster Avenue
  • Campbell Street at First Avenue
  • University Avenue at Oregon Street
  • Schuster Avenue at Oregon Street

As utility relocation work continues, overnight closures of Santa Fe Street between Father Rahm Avenue and Third Avenue will be required in the coming weeks. An exact date for this closure has not been announced.

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Stanton Street Closures are Modified as Streetcar Utility Work Continues

The Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority has announced that Stanton Street will close to all traffic between Yandell Drive and Montana Avenue after the morning rush hour on Tuesday, March 22, 2016.

The closure is necessary as utility work related to the El Paso Streetcar project continues to advance. Rio Grande will re-open to eastbound traffic at this time.

Motorists who use Stanton Street to travel north should proceed to Mesa Street, Oregon Street, or El Paso Street which will remain open.

Montana will remain open at Stanton Street for the remainder of this week. However, Montana is scheduled to close to all traffic at Stanton Street during the week of March 28. Arizona Avenue is scheduled to re-open to westbound traffic at this time.

In early April, Yandell Drive will be closed at Stanton Street. This closure is expected to impact eastbound motorists on I-10 who use Exit 19A/Mesa Street to access destinations near Downtown.

During this closure, Motorists are encouraged to exit Cotton Street, taking Cotton to Arizona Avenue to access destinations north of I-10.

Elsewhere, crews continue making progress on utility relocation work allowing them to re-open Franklin Avenue to traffic between El Paso Street and Santa Fe Street; Santa Fe Street has re-opened to northbound traffic between Main Drive and Franklin Avenue. However, northbound and southbound traffic on Santa Fe Street adjacent to the Judson F. Williams Convention Center is reduced to one lane in each direction.

Further modifications to the Santa Fe Street traffic flow are expected soon.

Street and lane closures continue at several locations in South El Paso, Downtown El Paso, and near the University of Texas at El Paso:

  • Kansas Street remains closed to traffic between Texas Avenue and San Antonio Avenue.
  • Texas Avenue remains closed to traffic at Kansas Street.
  • Father Rahm Avenue remains closed between Kansas Street and Santa Fe Street.
  • Lane closures continue on Oregon Street between River Avenue and Glory Road.

The CRRMA continues its outreach efforts by providing updates to several neighborhood and community groups in the coming weeks as as work continues to advance on the El Paso Streetcar project.

“The utility relocation work which is currently underway requires simultaneous street and lane closures at several locations along the 4.8 mile route,” said Raymond Telles, Executive Director of the CRRMA. “We’re thankful for the patience and understanding of residents and businesses along the route and we will continue to share the latest information while also providing multiple opportunities to hear directly from them.”

The CRRMA will present at the El Paso Neighborhood Coalition’s monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 21, 2016,at the Pat O’Rourke Recreation Center, 701 N. Virginia Street, and at the Kern Place Association’s Annual Meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at Mesita Elementary School, 3307 N. Stanton Street.

The CRRMA has also 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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