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As the El Paso Streetcar Project rolls closer to completion, the second vintage streetcar sporting a green-on-green paint scheme is set for arrival and testing continues along Stanton and Oregon streets requiring closures later this week.
The fourth newly renovated streetcar will complete its 1,800-mile trip from Pennsylvania to El Paso Tuesday morning, according to Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority officials.
Car No. 1514 will bear the same green-on-green paint scheme as Car No. 1504 which recently returned to El Paso.
The truck that is carrying Car No. 1514 is expected to enter Downtown El Paso accompanied by an escort and travel to Father Rahm Avenue where it will be unloaded. To accommodate that operation, Father Rahm Avenue will be closed between El Paso Street and Santa Fe Street beginning Monday, September 24, 2018, the night prior to its arrival.
Once the streetcar has been unloaded, it will be transported into the Maintenance and Storage Facility (MSF) at 601 South Santa Fe Street to be inspected by the CRRMA and Sun Metro.
Motorists, pedestrian and cyclists are encouraged to avoid the area if possible. Use extreme caution and expect delays if travel in the area cannot be avoided. Members of the public will not be able to access the streetcar at this time.
Contractors working for the Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority will close Stanton and Oregon streets between Crosby and Montana avenues beginning at approximately 9 p.m. Wednesday, September 26, 2018. All cross streets will be closed at Stanton and Oregon streets, as well.
Testing is scheduled to be complete and all barricades are scheduled to be removed by 5 a.m. Thursday, September 27, 2018.
The testing process will repeat along the same route at 9 p.m. Thursday, September 27, 2018, and reopen by 5 a.m. Friday, September 28, 2018.
For more information on testing, please contact the CRRMA Streetcar Project at (844) 252-RAIL. For more information on streetcar service, please contact Sun Metro at (915) 212-3333