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Sun Metro Provides Update on Alameda, Dyer Brio Construction

Construction of the Sun Metro Brio Rapid Transit System continues to move forward along the Alameda and Dyer corridors.

The Brio service will offer El Pasoans a high-quality RTS. The service will improve speed and reliability that much larger cities provide through light rail transit systems. Brio has the added advantage of lower implementation cost. Station amenities will feature:

  • Bus shelters (providing wind and sun protection)
  • Installation of a raised platform (providing near-level boarding)
  • Pre-paid automatic ticket vending
  • Benches, leaning rails, bike racks and trash cans
  • Sidewalk improvements to ADA compliance
  • Landscaping and pedestrian lighting

The new service will have various amenities to include: uniquely branded 60-foot articulated buses; a frequency of 10 minutes (peak service) to 15 minutes (off-peak service); have less frequent stops; branded and landscaped stations with improved pedestrian amenities and signal prioritization (lengthen green traffic signals).

Sun Metro’s Alameda Brio service will connect Mission Valley to Central and Downtown El Paso. This $35.5 million dollar project will be approximately 14.5 miles in length.

Sun Metro’s Brio Dyer will connect the future Northgate Transfer Center to the Downtown Transfer Center. This $35.9 million dollar project will be approximately 11.4 miles in length.

Although construction is on-going and closed for passengers, these areas are still open to pedestrian traffic. Sun Metro asks that necessary precautions are taken when walking through the impacted areas.

ALAMEDA BRIO CONSTRUCTION IMPACTS

  • Construction continues at the following locations:

o   4700 Alameda Avenue near Val Verde Street (outbound) next to Jefferson High School

o   8600 Alameda Avenue near Davis Drive (outbound) next to Ysleta High School

o   1918 Texas Avenue near Laurel Street (outbound) next to El Paso Leadership Academy

o   Alameda Avenue near Vocational Drive (outbound)

o   Alameda Avenue near Copia (inbound)

o   Alameda Avenue and George Orr (outbound)

o   Alameda Avenue near Raynor (outbound)

o   Alameda Avenue near Pendell (inbound)

o   Alameda Avenue near East San Antonio Avenue (outbound)

o   Texas Avenue near Ange Street (outbound)

o   Texas Avenue near Eucalyptus (inbound)

o   Magoffin Avenue near East San Antonio Avenue (outbound)

  • Construction of a new bus station is scheduled for Monday, July 10, 2017. This station will have pre-construction activity to include traffic control and concrete barriers beginning Sunday, July 9, 2017:

o   Alameda Avenue near Pendell Road (outbound)  

ALAMEDA BRIO SERVICE IMPACTS

  • The existing boarding location on Alameda Avenue near Pendell Road (outbound) will be temporarily out of service affecting routes 61,65, and 66. The existing bus stops at Alameda Avenue near Maryland Street and Alameda Avenue near Cargill Street will be utilized.
  • The existing boarding location on Alameda Avenue near Hadlock Street close to Jefferson High School continues to be out of service. A temporary bus stop on Alameda Avenue between Boll Place and Fullan Street by Jefferson High School’s parking lot continues to be utilized.
  • The existing boarding location on Alameda Avenue near Davis Drive (outbound) close to Ysleta High School continues to be out of service. A temporary bus stop on Alameda Avenue in front of Ysleta High School continues to be utilized.
  • The existing boarding location on Texas Avenue near Laurel Street next to the El Paso Leadership Academy continues to be out of service. A temporary bus stop on Texas Avenue between Williams Street and Laurel Street near the railroad tracks continues to be utilized.
  • The existing boarding location on Alameda Avenue near Vocational Drive continues to be out of service. A temporary bus stop at the west side of Riverside Park continues to be utilized.
  • The existing boarding location on Alameda Avenue near Copia continues to be out of service. A temporary bus stop at 3417 Alameda continues to be utilized.
  • The existing boarding location on Alameda Avenue and George Orr (outbound) continues to be out of service. The existing bus stop by Ascarate Elementary School and Alameda Avenue near C.R. Croom continues to be utilized.
  • Due to construction at the San Antonio Toltec Station:

o   Routes 4, 21, 22, 55 and 62 continue to board at existing bus stop on Magoffin Avenue near Ochoa Street

o   Routes 61 and 66 continue to have a temporary bus stop placed on Magoffin Avenue near Virginia Street.

DYER BRIO CONSTRUCTION IMPACTS

  • Construction continues at the following locations:
  • o   Kansas Street near San Antonio (inbound)
  • o   Montana Avenue near Cotton (inbound)
  • o   Montana Avenue near St. Vrain Street (outbound)
  • o   Campbell between Myrtle and Texas (outbound)
  • o   Five Points Transfer Center area (Chase Bank and Subway restaurant)
  • The next bus stations scheduled for construction are:
  • o   Pershing Drive near Copia Street (inbound)
  • o   Downtown Transfer Center

DYER BRIO SERVICE IMPACTS

  • Routes 35 and 50 will experience minor schedule delay due to construction on St. Vrain Street near Montana Avenue.
  • Routes traveling near San Antonio and Kansas area may experience minor schedule delays due to construction.
  • Routes 4, 21, 22 and 61 continue to experience minor schedule delay due to construction.
  • Routes 24, 30, 32, 33, 34, 35, 41, 50 and 55 continue to experience minor schedule delay due to construction by the Five Points Transfer Center.

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