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Streetcar work Moves to Montana Avenue, Santa Fe Street on Monday

Motorists, pedestrians and cyclists should be on the lookout for changes in traffic patterns in and around Downtown El Paso beginning on Monday, March 28, 2016. The changes are necessary to allow crews to continue the relocation of underground utilities associated with the El Paso Streetcar Project.

Montana Avenue will close to all traffic at Stanton Street on Monday, March 28, 2016. Arizona Avenue is scheduled to re-open to westbound traffic next week; Rio Grande Avenue opened to eastbound traffic earlier this week. Stanton Street remains closed from Yandell Drive to Arizona Avenue.

The previously announced southbound closure on Santa Fe Street has been moved to Monday, March 28, 2016, as well. At that time, Santa Fe will be closed to southbound thru traffic between Franklin Avenue and San Antonio Avenue.

Motorists will be able to access the Judson F. Williams Convention Center Parking Garage via Santa Fe Street during the closure which is expected to last approximately one week. Santa Fe Street will remain open to northbound traffic.

A complete closure of the Santa Fe/San Antonio intersection is anticipated in the coming weeks.

  • Lane closures continue on Oregon Street between River Avenue and Glory Road.
  • Lane closures cnotinue on Kansas Street between Paisano Drive and Father Rahm Avenue.
  • As crews continue laying pipe and pressure testing their installations, Father Rahm Avenue remains closed to east-west traffic. However, all north-south streets are now open at Father Rahm.
  • Kansas Street remains closed between Texas and San Antonio.

In early April, Yandell Drive will be closed at Stanton Street. This closure is expected to impact eastbound motorists on I-10 who use Exit 19A/Mesa Street to access destinations near Downtown. During this closure, Motorists are encouraged to exit Cotton Street, taking Cotton to Arizona Avenue to access destinations north of I-10.

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