Work related to the El Paso Streetcar project in some key Downtown intersections will require changes in traffic patterns beginning this week, according to the Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority.
Crews from Paso del Norte Trackworks will replace traffic signals at the Mesa Street/Franklin Avenue intersection beginning on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. While the traffic signals are being replaced, a temporary all-way stop will be in place.
Off-duty police officers will assist with traffic control during this work which is scheduled to last approximately three days. Lane reductions and left turn restrictions at this intersection will remain in place.
The work was scheduled to take advantage of decreased traffic in Downtown during the week of Spring Break.
Crews from Paso del Norte Trackworks will continue work on concrete crosswalks on Santa Fe Street at Main Drive adjacent to the Judson F. Williams Convention Center.
Beginning on Thursday, March 16, 2017, to accommodate this work, northbound traffic on Santa Fe Street will be detoured right onto Main Drive, left onto El Paso Street, right onto Franklin Avenue and allowed to proceed north on Oregon Street.
Southbound traffic will be allowed to continue flowing on Santa Fe Street through lane restrictions between Franklin Avenue and San Antonio Avenue.
This detour will remain in place for approximately three weeks. PDNT has scheduled all high-impact closures on Santa Fe Street between Franklin and San Antonio to be completed before El Paso Chihuahuas Opening Day on April 6.