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El Pasoans Invited to ‘Make Your Mark’ on Final Rail for El Paso Streetcar Project

But for a section about 25 feet long, all rail for the El Paso Streetcar Project has been placed along the entire 4.8 mile route stretching from South El Paso to Downtown to the Kern Place/UTEP area.

On Thursday, August 10, 2017, El Pasoans are invited to take a few moments out of their day to stop-in and sign what will be the very last piece of rail which will be placed as part of the El Paso Streetcar Project.

“In the coming weeks, crews from Paso del Norte Trackworks will weld that final piece of rail into place signifying the end of major construction work for this project,” said Raymond Telles, executive director of the Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority.

“However, that doesn’t mean the streetcars are ready to roll just yet — crews must continue work on the overhead system which will power the streetcars which are still being renovated in Brookville, Penn. When those streetcars return later this year, we’ll begin a 6-12 month testing phase which must be completed before the City of El Paso is able to begin streetcar service,” Telles added.

The CRRMA will have special markers and commemorative giveaways available in the 500 Block of North Stanton Street in Downtown El Paso between 10am and 1pm.

Streetcar Work Update: All Lanes on Mesa Now Open at Baltimore, Glory Road

All lanes of Mesa Street are once again open to traffic at Baltimore Drive/Glory Road —earlier than expected, according to the Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority.

Glory Road has also re-opened between Oregon Street and Mesa Street and Baltimore Drive has re-opened between Mesa Street and Stanton Street.

“Completion of rail work across Mesa Street is a huge milestone for the El Paso Streetcar Project,” said CRRMA Executive Director Raymond Telles. “In addition to making life easier for thousands of commuters, re-opening Mesa Street also signifies the completion of one of the last major pieces of rail work for this project.”

Rail work continues at locations on Oregon Street and Stanton Street in Downtown El Paso. Telles also invited members of the public to come “Make Your Mark” on the El Paso Streetcar Project later this week.

On Thursday, August 10, 2017, El Pasoans are invited to take a few moments out of their day to stop-in and sign what will be the very last piece of rail placed as part of the El Paso Streetcar Project. The CRRMA will have special markers and commemorative giveaways available in the 500 Block of North Stanton Street in Downtown El Paso between 10am and 1pm.

“In the coming weeks, crews from Paso del Norte Trackworks will weld that final piece of rail into place signifying the end of major construction work for this project,” Telles said. “However, that doesn’t mean the streetcars are ready to roll just yet — crews must continue work on the overhead system which will power the streetcars which are still being renovated in Brookville, Penn.

When those streetcars return later this year, we’ll begin a 6-12 month testing phase which must be completed before the City of El Paso is able to begin streetcar service.”

Trolley Work Means New Traffic Patterns on Stanton Street

Motorists, pedestrians and cyclists should use extra caution in the coming days as a new temporary traffic pattern is now in place on North Stanton Street as part of the El Paso Streetcar Project, according to the Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority.

While North Stanton Street remains reduced to a single northbound lane between Yandell Drive and Cincinnati Avenue, northbound traffic has moved from the east side of the street to the west side of the street between Rim Road and Cincinnati Avenue. This change in traffic pattern is necessary to give crews from Paso del Norte Trackworks room to safely construct boarding platforms and complete paving along Stanton Street.

All cross-streets between Schuster Avenue and Cincinnati Avenue have re-opened at Stanton Street. Meanwhile, Hague Road, Crosby Avenue and Rio Grande Avenue remain closed to thru traffic immediately west of Stanton. Intermittent closures of cross-streets will continue as rolling paving operations continue along some parts of Stanton Street.

Stanton Street is scheduled to re-open to north-south traffic between Crosby Avenue and Cincinnati Avenue by the end of May. Baltimore Drive will close again when rail crosses Mesa Street at Glory Road/Baltimore Drive in mid-June.

As crews from Paso del Norte Trackworks complete installation of some of the most complex rail and switching mechanisms along the entire 4.8 mile route along Santa Fe Street, they are turning their attention to the reconstruction of the intersection of 4th Avenue and Santa Fe Street.

The reconstruction will begin in early May and is necessary to withstand the rigors of daily traffic and buses entering Sun Metro’s Burt Williams Downtown Transfer Center.

To accommodate this work, Santa Fe Street will be closed to thru traffic between 3rd Avenue and Father Rahm Avenue. Also at that time, 4th Avenue will be closed between El Paso Street and Santa Fe Street. Lane restrictions will be in place on El Paso Street at 4th Avenue as well.

Because work will be confined to the intersection, both streets will remain open for local access. However, no vehicles will be allowed to pass through the intersection as it is being reconstructed. Temporary pedestrian crossings will also be in place.

The reconstruction of the intersection is scheduled to be completed by the end of May. This is the last work for the El Paso Streetcar Project which will require complete closure of Santa Fe Street.

The following traffic impacts will remain in place during the week of April 23, 2017:

Complete Closures:

  • Glory Road between Randolph Drive and Mesa Street
  • Oregon Street between Cincinnati Avenue and Glory Road
  • Stanton Street between Main Drive and Franklin Avenue
  • Santa Fe Street between 4th Avenue and Father Rahm Avenue

Lane Restrictions:

  • Kansas Street between Missouri Avenue and Main Drive
  • Kansas Street between Texas Avenue and Paisano Drive
  • Oregon Street between Yandell Drive and Nevada Avenue
  • Franklin Avenue between Kansas Street and Santa Fe Street
  • Father Rahm Avenue between Kansas Street and Santa Fe Street

April 24 2017 Stanton Street Map

Streetcar Work Means Glory Road Closure to thru Traffic between Mesa, Oregon Streets

Final utility relocation for the El Paso Streetcar Project along Glory Road will require traffic in the area of the University of Texas at El Paso’s Don Haskins Center to detour beginning later this week.

Beginning on Friday, March 24, 2017, Glory Road will be closed to thru traffic between Mesa Street and Oregon Street. Motorists who use Glory Road to access UTEP from Mesa Streets should use Cincinnati Avenue to Oregon Street as an alternate route. Traffic will be able to access the Glory Road Transfer Center and Parking Garage through the intersection of Glory Road and Oregon Street during this closure.

Crews from Paso del Norte Trackworks continue their work on concrete crosswalks on Santa Fe Street at Main Drive adjacent to the Judson F. Williams Convention Center.

To accommodate this work, northbound traffic remains detoured off of Santa Fe Street onto Main Drive, El Paso Street and Franklin Avenue. Southbound traffic remains able to travel south on Santa Fe Street through lane restrictions in the area.

High-impact closures on Santa Fe Street near Southwest University Park will be completed by the El Paso Chihuahuas’ home opener on April 6.

Santa Fe Street is once again open to thru traffic between Paisano Drive and 4th Avenue. Santa Fe Street will remain closed between 4th Avenue and Father Rahm Avenue through May.

The following traffic impacts will remain in place at other locations throughout the 4.8 mile route during the week of March 20, 2017:

Complete Closures

  • Stanton Street between Yandell Drive and Baltimore Drive (open to northbound traffic only)
  • Baltimore Drive, Robinson Avenue, Blanchard Avenue, University Avenue, Blacker Avenue, Hague Road, Crosby Avenue, Cliff Drive and Rio Grande Avenue between Stanton Street and Mesa Street
  • Santa Fe Street between Father Rahm Avenue and 4th Street
  • Stanton Street between Main Drive and Franklin Avenue

Lane Restrictions

  • Mesa Street at Franklin Avenue
  • Franklin Avenue between Santa Fe Street and Kansas Street
  • Kansas Street between Franklin Avenue and Father Rahm Avenue
  • Oregon Street between Yandell Drive and Nevada Avenue
  • Father Rahm Avenue Drive between Kansas Street and Santa Fe Street

Six Sun Metro routes in the downtown area that had been impacted by the Streetcar construction zone are returning to their regular route service effective immediately

  • Route 205 (Brio) will resume its original boarding location on Santa Fe Street near the downtown transfer center on Monday, March 20, 2017.
  • Routes 10, 11, 14, 15, 70, and 75 will no longer be detouring on Mesa Street and will return to their original routes on Oregon Street providing service from the Downtown Transfer Center to the Glory Road Transfer Center.

Supervisors and notifications are on site to inform passengers of the change as Sun Metro passengers may have grown accustomed to the detours on Mesa Street. For more information about Sun Metro, visit sunmetro.net or call (915) 212-3333.

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