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Streetcar Work to shift for Upcoming Chihuahuas Games

The Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority and its contractors are coordinating directly with the El Paso Police Department, the City of El Paso’s Streets and Maintenance Department, Downtown Management District, Destination El Paso and the El Paso Chihuahuas to ensure tens of thousands of baseball fans can safely and efficiently access Southwest University Park for this week’s exhibition game between the El Paso Chihuahuas and the San Diego Padres and for the El Paso Chihuahuas’ opening weekend.

Crews will remove all barricades on Santa Fe Street between Franklin Avenue and San Antonio Avenue for the El Paso Chihuahuas vs. San Diego Padres exhibition game and related activities on Thursday, March 31, 2016.

On Monday, April 4, 2016, work will resume on Santa Fe Street and the street will once again be reduced to one lane in each direction between Franklin Avenue and San Antonio Avenue.

Crews will again remove all barricades on Santa Fe Street between Franklin Avenue and San Antonio Avenue fromFriday, April 15, thru Sunday, April 17, 2016, to accommodate increased traffic during the El Paso Chihuahuas 2016 Home Opener Weekend.

On Monday, April 18, 2016, work will resume on Santa Fe Street and the street will be reduced to one lane in each direction between Franklin Avenue and San Antonio Avenue. Underground utility relocation work is expected to be completed on this stretch of Santa Fe Street by the beginning of May.

Motorists, pedestrians and cyclists in the area should follow instructions from police who will be directing traffic.

During these closures, vehicles will be able to access the Judson F. Williams Convention Center parking garage off of Santa Fe Street. The CRRMA also encourages motorists to consider parking at other locations around Downtown and using the SunCycle Bike Share program to travel to Southwest University Park.

Bikes can be returned to Bike Share stations near the ballpark at Cleveland Square, Pioneer Plaza and Anthony Street.

El Paso Electric Company will begin work related to the streetcar project in the area of Southwest University Park in the coming weeks. Work will again be required by CRRMA contractors adjacent to Southwest University Park during the track installation phase.

  • The intersection of San Antonio and Kansas Street will close later this week and remain closed for approximately three weeks.
  • Kansas Street remains closed between Texas and San Antonio.
  • Lane closures continue on Oregon Street between River Avenue and Glory Road.
  • Lane closures continue on Kansas Street between Paisano Drive and Father Rahm Avenue.
  • Montana Avenue remains closed at Stanton Street.
  • Stanton Street remains closed between Yandell Drive and Arizona Avenue.
  • As crews continue laying pipe and pressure testing their installations, Father Rahm Avenue remains closed to east-west traffic.

In early April, Yandell Drive will be closed at Stanton Street. This closure is expected to impact westbound 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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  • Call the bilingual project information line: (844) 252-RAIL.

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