Paso del Norte Trackworks will dedicate additional crews toward the completion of construction along Father Rahm Avenue beginning next week, according to the Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority which is managing construction of the El Paso Streetcar Project.
This is being done to complete work through the heart of South El Paso before the holiday shopping season.
To accommodate increased construction activity in the area, beginning on Thursday, September 29, 2016, Mesa Street and Oregon Street will be closed to vehicular traffic between 4th Avenue and 6th Avenue.
Lane restrictions will be in place on Santa Fe Street, El Paso Street, and Stanton Street between 4th Avenue and 6th Avenue. Father Rahm Avenue and Kansas Street remain closed to vehicular traffic.
Also beginning on Thursday, September 29, 2016, crews will continue work on the foundations for poles which will support the Overhead Contact System (OCS) which will power the streetcars. As a result, moving lane closures will be in place along Kansas Street between Franklin Avenue and Paisano Drive.
Kansas Street will be reduced to a single southbound lane within this area. Also as part of this work, Main Drive will be reduced to one lane in each direction at Kansas Street.
Beginning on Tuesday, September 27, 2016, crews will continue underground utility relocation work along Wyoming Avenue and Oregon Street.
As a result, Wyoming Avenue will be reduced to a single eastbound lane at Oregon Street at that time. This lane restriction will impact motorists using the Exit 19 to access Downtown from eastbound Interstate 10.
Santa Fe Street remains closed to vehicular traffic between San Antonio Avenue and Paisano Drive. Crews are finalizing rail installation there and paving the street as well. Lane restrictions remain in place on Santa Fe between Franklin Avenue and San Antonio Avenue and between Paisano Drive and Montestruc Court.
Overland Avenue, Main Drive, and Sheldon Court remain closed to vehicular traffic at Santa Fe Street.
The following street closures and lane restrictions will remain in place during the week of September 26, 2016:
- Oregon Street between Nevada Avenue and Schsuter Avenue (open to northbound traffic only)
- Crosby Avenue, Cliff Drive, California Avenue, and River Avenue immediately west of Oregon Street
- Crosby Avenue between Oregon Street and Stanton Street (excluding intersections)
- Oregon Street between Wyoming Avenue and Missouri Avenue
- Oregon Street between Yandell Drive and Nevada Avenue
- Wyoming Avenue between Santa Fe Street and Kansas Street
- Stanton Street between Franklin Avenue and Missouri Avenue