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Sun Metro Brio Construction for Dyer Corridor Begins Monday

El Paso commuters who travel along Piedras Street near Tularosa Avenue to the Robert E. McKee Five Points Transfer Center will see construction crews for Sun Metro’s Dyer Brio RTS (Rapid Transit System) beginning March 13, 2017.

Starting today through approximately April 3, 2017 crews will be constructing three out of 20 Brio bus stations for the Dyer corridor. The Dyer Brio construction should be completed in mid-2018. The Dyer Corridor is the third of four RTS corridors (Mesa, Alameda, Dyer, and Montana) serving various parts of the city.

Sun Metro staff will monitor the affected area to assist passengers.

IMPACTED SUN METRO SERVICE

  • The cross streets Tularosa near Piedras (Entrance to the Five Points Transfer Center)
  • The cross streets Kansas near San Antonio (Inbound route heading south)
  • The cross streets Campbell near Myrtle (Outbound route heading north)

Sun Metro’s Dyer Brio service will offer El Pasoans a high-quality RTS, which 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, and will offer El Pasoans improved 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).

Community Meetings for Construction of Dyer Brio set for Wednesday, Thursday

The City of El Paso Mass Transit Department invites the public to two community meetings to share construction details for the Dyer Brio project, a high-quality rapid transit system that will connect the community from the Downtown to the future Northgate Transfer Center.

The total length of this $38.4 million dollar project will offer El Pasoans many of the benefits of improved speed and reliability that much larger cities provide through light rail transit systems, but the Brio has the added advantage of having a much 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
  • Landscaping and pedestrian lighting

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WHO:                     Sun Metro

WHAT:                   Two Community Meetings for Dyer Brio

WHEN/WHERE:     Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Northeast Regional Command, 9600 Dyer

Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 6 p.m. at the Memorial Park Senior Center, 1800 Byron St.

Council Awards Construction Contract for Dyer Brio

A $12 million construction contact for the development of the Dyer Brio route was awarded Tuesday by City Council.

Jordan Foster Construction, LLC, will develop the 12 mile rapid transit bus system for the Dyer corridor. The Dyer Brio will have 18 stations and will extend from the Downtown Transfer Center to the Northgate Transfer Center.

Construction is expected to begin in early 2017.

The Dyer Brio is the third rapid transit system bus corridor for El Paso. The Mesa Brio is already operational, and construction on the Alameda Brio is expected to commence this winter.

Brio routes offer customers a high quality transit service with similar benefits to light rail transit, such as improved speed and reliability, but at a much lower implementation cost.

The Dyer Brio will use 60-foot articulated buses and branded landscaped stations that are about one mile apart, improved pedestrian amenities and signal prioritization.

Once complete, Sun Metro’s Northgate Transfer Center and parking garage will feature unique, transit-oriented development.

The transfer center will anchor a public-private development known as Metro 31, which is a mixed-use venture that will integrate the new transfer center and its Dyer Brio rapid transit corridor station with residential, retail and commercial office spaces.

City Council Awards Construction Contract for Northgate Transfer Center Project

On Tuesday, City Council awarded a contract valued at $10,639,000 to Dantex Construction company for the construction of the Northgate Transfer Center project, which will serve as the main feeder and northeast terminal for the new Dyer BRIO System.

The new transit center was designed by EXIGO of El Paso assisted by RNL of Denver, Colorado. The project was designed as a LEED silver project, and includes the construction of the following passenger amenities:  a park and ride garage, bus drop off and pickup shelters, enclosed waiting and ticketing areas, electronic on-street message boards, ticketing & information offices, bike racks, and the construction of a landscaped pedestrian plaza.

As part of the process to enhance the connectivity of the area, the City of El Paso is also reconstructing Wren Avenue, which is located adjacent to the new transfer center.  The reconstruction of Wren Avenue is a $1.9 million dollar project which will allow Wren Avenue to be reconstructed from Dyer Street to just east of Shoppers Road in concrete, and once complete, it will be a vital transportation link for Northeast El Paso.

The project will include the addition of buffered bike lanes, pedestrian walkways with their own landscaping, dark sky compliant decorative lighting, as well as the installation of a textured concrete crosswalk with an imbedded caution light system at the intersection of Wren Avenue and Shoppers Road.

The reconstruction of Wren Avenue is scheduled for completion in January of 2017, while the new Transfer Center is scheduled to be completed the fall of 2017. Both projects are components of a much larger plan to enhance the transportation system of this area and promote a Transportation Oriented Development (TOD) as part of the former NorthPark Mall site.

In the future, Wren Avenue will allow bike, pedestrian and motor vehicle traffic to commute safely and efficiently to the new Northgate Transfer Center, which will serve as the main feeder and northeast terminal for the new Dyer BRIO system.

The Dyer BRIO system which will begin construction in 2017 will offer El Pasoans a high quality rapid transit system, which will connect Northeast El Paso to Central and Downtown El Paso.

The total length of this $35.8 million dollar project will be approximately 10.2 miles, and will include all the services and amenities that are found on the recently constructed Mesa BRIO, such as 60-foot articulated buses, a bus service of 10 minutes (peak service) to 15 minutes (off-peak service), landscaped stations that are spaced about a mile apart, and the ability to lengthen green traffic signals.

All three projects are part of the City of El Paso’s commitment to enhance El Paso’s regional transportation system, as well as the quality of life of El Pasoans through the creation of recreational, cultural and educational environments.