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Major Streetcar Work to Start after Memorial Day; Many Downtown Street Closures

The route you use to leave Downtown El Paso could be blocked by construction beginning the week after Memorial Day.

As part of the El Paso Streetcar Project, contractors are relocating underground utilities along Stanton Street. This work requires a series of street closures beginning on Tuesday, May 31, 2016.

The first step includes a complete closure of Franklin Avenue east of Stanton Street. Also at this time, Stanton Street will be reduced to one lane at Franklin. These Closures will last for approximately two weeks.

If you usually pass through the Franklin/Stanton intersection to access Interstate 10 eastbound, consider using Wyoming Avenue as an alternate route.

When that work is complete, Stanton Street will be completely closed between Franklin Avenue and Missouri Avenue. Franklin Avenue will be reduced to one lane. These closures will last for about a month.

Also beginning during the week of May 30, 2016, Stanton Street will closed to thru traffic between Kerbey Avenue and Blanchard Avenue.

University Avenue will close to thru traffic between Kansas Street and Mesa Street.

Stanton Street will remain closed to thru traffic between Blacker Avenue and Rim Road. Hague Road will remain closed to thru traffic between Kansas Street and Mesa Street.

These closures are necessary as crews relocate utility lines. As work is completed, closures will move north into other intersections along Stanton Street including Boston and Baltimore.

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.

Kansas Street remains closed between Paisano Drive and Father Rahm Avenue. East-west cross streets are also closed at Kansas Street. Meanwhile, Father Rahm Avenue remains closed to traffic between Santa Fe Street and Kansas Street. North-south cross streets remain open.

Lane Restrictions at Other Locations During Week of May 30

  • Oregon Street from Glory Road to University Avenue
  • Oregon Street from Schuster Avenue to Nevada Avenue
  • Santa Fe Street from Paisano Drive to Loop 375
  • Campbell Street at First Avenue
  • Stanton Street from Schuster Avenue to Cliff Drive
  • Glory Road from Mesa Street to Oregon Street
  • Click here for a comprehensive map of next week’s closures

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