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Crews work at six locations relocating utilities for El Paso Streetcar Project

Crews from Paso del Norte Trackworks and its subcontrators are now working at six locations along the future route of the El Paso Streetcar. More locations and crews will be added in the coming weeks.

“It’s exciting to see the very first phases of this long-awaited and highly complex project underway at locations stretching from the Southside to near UTEP,” said Raymond Telles, executive director of the Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority, the entity charged with overseeing construction of the project. “All of the work presently underway is utility relocation work which will make way for crews to return later in the year to begin laying track.”

As work continues to expand, the CRRMA would like to make you aware of work which is presently underway at the following six locations:

  • Kansas Street in Downtown El Paso: Kansas Street remains closed from Texas Avenue to San Antonio Avenue.
  • Franklin Avenue in Downtown El Paso: Lane closures remain place on Franklin Avenue and Kansas Street.
  • Stanton Street north of Downtown: Stanton Street will remain closed from River Avenue to Arizona Avenue. Stanton Street will not close between Arizona Avenue and Montana Avenue on February 4 as originally scheduled.
  • Stanton Street near UTEP/Kern Place: Lane shifts and sidewalk closures remain in place at the intersection of Stanton Street and Baltimore Drive.
  • Father Rahm Avenue in South El Paso: Father Rahm Avenue remains closed from Kansas Street to Santa Fe Street. Stanton Street remains closed at Father Rahm Avenue.
  • Maintenance and Storage Facility: Contractors continue work on the streetcar Maintenance and Storage Facility which will be located adjacent to Sun Metro’s Downtown Transfer Center.

Work at these locations is scheduled to begin the week of February 8, 2015

  • Oregon Street near UTEP: Lane closures will be in place on Oregon Street between Glory Road and Robinson Avenue, these lane closures will move south on Oregon as work progresses.
  • Main Drive in Downtown El Paso: Lane closures will be in place at the intersection of Main Drive and Kansas Street.

When utility relocation work is completed, crews will begin laying track later this year. After track is laid, crews will begin work on the overhead system of wires which will power the streetcars.

Stay Up-To-Date

  • Click here to sign-up for regular construction updates delivered to your email inbox.
  • Like the El Paso Streetcar on Facebook.
  • Call the bilingual project information line: (844) 252-RAIL.

El Paso Streetcar Project Public Open House set for Thursday, January 28th

As construction on the El Paso Streetcar project progresses, the Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority (CRRMA) will host an open house for members of the community to meet the construction team, learn more about the project timeline and participate in special interactive exhibits and activities.

The Open House will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 28, 2016, at the El Paso Public Library’s Main Branch, 501 N. Santa Fe St., in Downtown El Paso. Attendees will be provided with El Paso Streetcar memorabilia on a first come first served basis.

“We’re excited to share the progress which crews have already made since beginning work late last year,” said Raymond Telles, Executive Director of the CRRMA. “This is an important opportunity for members of the community to meet the men and women working the project, learn what work is presently underway, and learn about the work that will take place over the next two years.”

The open house will be a come-and-go format and exhibits will include an actual piece of track similar to what will be used in the project, up to date progress photos of our streetcar restoration, historical information about El Paso’s streetcar heritage and a schematic of work covering the entire route.

Crews are currently working at several locations along the route to relocate utilities for the project. Once all utility relocation work is completed, crews will begin laying track. Once all track is laid, crews will begin installing and electrifying the overhead lines which will power the streetcars.

For those who can’t attend the open house but would like to stay up-to-date, there are several other ways to get information about the project:

  • Like the El Paso Streetcar on Instagram and Facebook.
  • Call the bilingual project information line: (844) 252-RAIL.
  • Click here to sign-up for regular construction updates delivered to your email inbox.

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Complete closure of Kansas Street begins Monday for Streetcar work

Kansas Street in Downtown El Paso will be closed to all traffic between Main Drive and Texas Avenue beginning on Monday, January 11, 2016. As part of the closure, Mills Avenue will be closed to eastbound and westbound traffic at Kansas.

The closure is necessary to allow crews from Paso del Norte Trackworks to begin relocating utilities related to the El Paso Streetcar project.

Kansas Street carries tens of thousands of vehicles a day from Interstate 10 to downtown destinations including El Paso City Hall, the El Paso County Courthouse, and the Federal Courthouse. Motorists who use Kansas Street are advised to expect delays and follow all marked detours. Additionally, they are encouraged to consider the following alternate routes:

  • Westbound traffic can exit I-10 at Cotton Street and accessing Downtown via Texas Avenue.
  • Eastbound traffic can exit I-10 at Downtown and turn right at Santa Fe, Oregon, or Mesa Streets.

During all closures, appropriate traffic control measures will be in place in impacted areas. Motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists should also allow additional time to travel in these areas and are asked to observe all signs, barricades, and detours.

Other road closures related to the streetcar project are already in place at the following locations:

  • Father Rahm Avenue is closed to westbound traffic from Mesa Street to Santa Fe Street.
  • Father Rahm Avenue is closed to eastbound and westbound traffic from Kansas Street to Mesa Street.
  • South Stanton Street is closed to northbound and southbound traffic at Father Rahm Avenue.
  • North Stanton Street is closed to northbound and southbound traffic between River Avenue and Arizona Avenue.

Closures will last approximately four to six weeks. Other closures along these and other corridors are planned in future phases.

Residents, businesses, and schools will maintain access at all times during construction. The Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority is coordinating directly with those impacted. For more information, the CRRMA has the following resources for residents:

  • Click here to sign-up for regular construction updates delivered to your email inbox.
  • Like the El Paso Streetcar on Facebook.
  • Call the bilingual project information line: (844) 252-RAIL.

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