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Streetcar work on Stanton Street moves North starting Monday

As utility work associated with the El Paso Streetcar Project continues, the full closure of Stanton Street in Downtown El Paso will move one block north next week.

Stanton Street will re-open to traffic between Franklin Avenue and Missouri Avenue on Monday, August 1, 2016. At this time, Stanton will close to traffic between Missouri Avenue and Wyoming Avenue.

Also at that time, lane restrictions along Missouri Avenue will be modified. Missouri Avenue will remain reduced to a single westbound lane but traffic will shift from the north side of the street to the south side of the street at Stanton. Motorists who typically use Exit 19B to access Downtown El Paso from westbound I-10 are encouraged to consider alternate routes such as Exit 19A/Mesa Street or Exit 20/Cotton Street.

 Weeknight closures Santa Fe Street between Third Avenue and Father Rahm Avenue will continue through the middle of August as crews from Paso del Norte Trackworks relocate an underground wastewater lines to make way for eventual track work in the area.

Closures take place Monday thru Friday from 6 p.m. to 4 a.m.During day time hours, Santa Fe Street will re-open to traffic but lane restrictions will remain in place.

Lane restrictions will continue for approximately nine more weeks along Santa Fe Street between Franklin Avenue and Paisano Drive. Crews have begun removing asphalt and dirt to make way for the 12-inch thick concrete slab in which rail will soon be placed. Beginning on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 San Antonio Street will be closed immediately east of Santa Fe for approximately one week.

As work continues through the 4.8 mile route, the following traffic impacts will remain in place during the week of August 1:

Complete Closures:

§  Kansas Street between Paisano Drive and Father Rahm Avenue (including intersections)

§  Father Rahm Avenue between Kansas Street and Santa Fe Street (excluding intersections)

§  Crosby Avenue between Oregon Street and Stanton Street (excluding intersections)

§  Oregon Street between Schuster Avenue and Glory Road (open to northbound traffic only)

§  Hauge Road west of Oregon Street

§  Rim Road west of Oregon Street

Lane Restrictions

§  Franklin Avenue between Santa Fe Street and Stanton Street

§  Oregon Street between Yandell Drive and Schuster Avenue

§  Missouri Avenue at Stanton Street

§  El Paso Street at Father Rahm Avenue

§  University Avenue at Schuster Avenue

§  Oregon Street at Franklin Avenue

§  Campbell Street at First Avenue

Other Upcoming Closures and Lane Restrictions

As storm drain replacement continues along Father Rahm Avenue, lane restrictions will be put in place on Oregon Street at Father Rahm Avenue in the coming weeks. An exact date for this closure has not been announced.

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