Starting Monday, August 14, El Paso Water will close Scenic Drive from Wheeling Avenue to Alabama, to all traffic for several weeks to complete the next phase of the Kentucky Dam stormwater improvement project.
The $3.9 million project will help reduce flooding in Central El Paso. The project will increase the capacity of nearby ponds and add piping that keeps water off the streets by directing stormwater into the dam.
Additionally, the project will improve service in the area by replacing water and wastewater lines.
Short sections of neighboring streets will be restricted to local traffic during construction:
- Streets between Scenic Drive and Alabama
- Streets between Wheeling Avenue and Altura Avenue
Drivers will still be able to enter and exit Scenic Drive by detouring around the closure on Alabama Street and turning north onto Wheeling Avenue.