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Rail work on Franklin Avenue Reconfigured to Minimize Business Impacts

Crews from Paso del Norte Trackworks have reconfigured their work plan on Franklin Avenue in Downtown El Paso to minimize the impact on many businesses there, the Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority announced today. This work is part of the El Paso Streetcar Project.

Crews from Paso del Norte Trackworks will begin laying rail along Franklin Avenue between Santa Fe Street and Mesa Street on Monday, December 5, 2016. To accommodate this work, the following closures will be required at that time:

  • 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 and for on-street parking
  • Lane restrictions will be in place on Santa Fe Street at Franklin Avenue.

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

Work which was set to begin at this time on Franklin Avenue near Stanton Street will be rescheduled.

Crews from Paso del Norte Trackworks began paving operations ealier this week along Father Rahm Avenue. The work remains on scheduled to be completed by the end of the day today. This will allow the street to be reopened in time for the busy holiday shopping season in South El Paso

While Father Rahm Avenue reopened to all traffic on Wednesday, November 23; while intermittent work will continue as crews finalize concrete work, lane markings, and above ground utility placement.

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