Reconstruction of Wren Avenue Begins Monday

The City of El Paso will begin the reconstruction of Wren Avenue in Northeast El Paso on Monday, June 27th, 2016.

Wren Avenue will be reconstructed from Dyer Street to just east of Shoppers Road in concrete, and once complete, it will be a vital transportation link for Northeast El Paso.

The project will include the addition of buffered bike lanes, pedestrian walkways with their own landscaping, dark sky compliant decorative lighting, as well as the installation of a textured concrete crosswalk with an imbedded caution light system at the intersection of Wren Avenue and Shoppers Road.

This $1.9 million dollar reconstruction project is one of the components of a larger plan to enhance the transportation system of this area.  Upon completion, Wren will enhance the connectivity of this area by providing the street with amenities that will allow bike, pedestrian and motor vehicle traffic to commute safely and efficiently to the new Northgate Transfer Center, which will serve as the main feeder for the new Dyer BRIO system.

The project is expected to be completed in early 2017. Lane closures and appropriate signage marking the detour route will be in effect throughout the duration of the project.  The work schedule and lane closures may be modified to accommodate any unforeseen conditions or events.

The Northgate Transfer Center is a $14.9 million dollar project, which will include services and amenities such as enclosed waiting areas with a comfortable environment, canopies at bus bays with electronic on-street message boards, and ticketing & information offices.  Construction is expected to begin in late 2016.

The Dyer BRIO system will offer El Pasoans a high-quality rapid transit system, which will connect Northeast El Paso to Central and Downtown El Paso.

The total length of this $35.8 million dollar project will be approximately 12 miles, and will include all the services and amenities that are found on the recently constructed Mesa RTS. Construction is expected to begin in early 2017.