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Streetcar Trackwork means Complete Closure of Santa Fe Street starting Tuesday

As crews continue work installing track in Downtown El Paso as part of the El Paso Streetcar project, motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists should expect to encounter the following traffic impacts in the coming days:

  • Complete closure of Santa Fe Street between San Antonio and Paisano begins Tuesday, September 20, 2016 to accommodate track work. Temporary crosswalk will be in place at Overland and Santa Fe, while existing crosswalks at Paisano at Santa Fe and San Antonio at Santa Fe will remain pedestrian accessible.
  • Thru traffic will continue to flow on Santa Fe Street between Franklin Avenue and Montestruc Court, which is reduced to one lane in each direction.
  • Lane restrictions will continue to on Santa Fe Street between 3rd Avenue and Father Rahm.

As work continues along the 4.8 mile route, the following street closures and lane restrictions will remain in place during the week of September 19:

Oregon Street continues to be open to northbound traffic only between Schuster Avenue and Nevada Avenue beginning. Schuster Avenue continues to be reduced to one lane in each direction at Oregon Street. Crosby Avenue, Cliff Drive, California Avenue, and River Avenue are also be closed to traffic immediately west of Oregon Street.

These closures are necessary as crews perform track installation along this section of Oregon Street. They will remain in place for approximately three months.

Complete Closures

  • Father Rahm Avenue remains closed to traffic between Kansas Street and Santa Fe Street.
  • Kansas Street remains closed to traffic between Paisano Drive and Father Rahm Avenue.
  • Crosby Avenue, Cliff Drive, River Avenue, and California Avenue immediately west of Oregon Street
  • Main Drive immediately east of Santa Fe Street
  • Oregon Street between Missouri Avenue and Wyoming Avenue

Lane Restrictions

  • Schuster Avenue at Oregon Street
  • Stanton Street at Father Rahm Avenue
  • El Paso Street at Father Rahm Avenue
  • Mesa Street at Father Rahm Avenue
  • Oregon Street between Nevada Avenue and Yandell Drive
  • Intermittent Lane Restrictions on Kansas Street between San Antonio and Paisano to accommodate Overhead Contact System (OCS) drilling.

Weather Impacts

Much of the work associated with the El Paso Streetcar Project cannot be completed during or immediately following heavy rain. As a result, occasional unanticipated changes in scheduled construction activities may be required.

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