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Streetcar Work Continues on Stanton, Crews Begin Final Push Toward Completion

Motorists, pedestrians and cyclists should anticipate new temporary traffic patterns in the coming days as rail work related to the El Paso Streetcar Projects continues to advance toward its conclusion, according to the Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority.

Beginning during the week of July 31, 2017two-way traffic on Stanton Street between Yandell Drive and Schuster Avenue will shift from the west side of the street to the east side of the street.

With the exception of Nevada Avenue, all cross streets are open at Stanton.

Also during this time, crews will begin preliminary striping work on North Stanton Street in advance of final striping related to the El Paso Streetcar Project which is scheduled to begin the week of August 7, 2017.

Traffic Impacts at Other Locations

The following traffic impacts will remain in place during the week of July 31, 2017:

Complete Closures

  • Baltimore Drive between Stanton Street and Mesa Street
  • Glory Road between Oregon Street and Mesa Street
  • Nevada Street immediately west of Oregon Street
  • Rio Grande Avenue immediately east of Oregon Street
  • Oregon Street between Wyoming Avenue to Franklin Avenue
  • Stanton Street between Yandell Drive to Franklin Avenue

Lane Restrictions

  • Yandell Drive between Kansas Street and Santa Fe Street
  • Wyoming Avenue between Kansas Street and Santa Fe Street
  • Oregon Street between Yandell Drive and Wyoming Avenue
  • Santa Fe Street between Father Rahm Avenue and 4th Avenue
  • Missouri Avenue at Oregon Street
  • Missouri Avenue at Stanton Street
  • Mesa Street at Glory Road/Baltimore Drive

Stanton, Oregon I-10 Overpasses to Close Monday for Streetcar Rail Work

Commuters coming into and leaving from Downtown El Paso are encouraged to consider alternate routes beginning next week as crews from Paso del Norte Trackworks begin laying key portions of rail for the El Paso Streetcar Project.

Stanton Street and Oregon Street will close to all traffic between Yandell Drive and Wyoming Avenue in Downtown El Paso on Monday, May 1, 2017, according to the Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority.

Simultaneous closures are necessary to accommodate the placement of rail and specially formulated concrete on overpasses which will carry the streetcar line across Interstate 10.

Lane restrictions will also be in place on Yandell Drive and Wyoming Avenue at that time. This work is scheduled to take approximately eight weeks to complete.

Morning Detour Routes into Downtown El Paso

To avoid this work zone and other streetcar work zones, motorists should consider the following alternate routes into Downtown El Paso:

From West El Paso and Upper Valley

  • I-10 Exit 16/Executive Center Boulevard to Paisano Drive into Downtown.
  • I-10 Exit 18B/Franklin Avenue to Durango Street
  • I-10 Exit 19/Downtown, turn right on Santa Fe Street to

From East El Paso, Central El Paso and Mission Valley

  • I-10 Exit 20/Cotton Street south to Texas Avenue
  • I-10 Exit 19B/Downtown, turn left on Kansas Street, Mesa Street or Santa Fe Street
  • Loop 375 César Chávez Border Highway to Campbell Street

Evening Detour Routes out of Downtown El Paso

To avoid this work zone and other streetcar work zones, motorists should consider the following alternate routes out of Downtown El Paso:

To West El Paso and Upper Valley

  • Santa Fe Street north to Yandell Drive to I-10 West
  • Campbell Street north to Missouri Avenue to Santa Fe Street to I-10 West
  • Paisano Drive east to Executive Center Boulevard to I-10 West

To East El Paso, Central El Paso and Mission Valley

  • Campbell Street to I-10 East
  • Texas Avenue to Cotton Street to I-10 East
  • Kansas Street south of Loop 375 César Chávez Border Highway

While North Stanton Street remains reduced to a single northbound lane between Yandell Drive and Cincinnati Avenue, beginning on Monday, May 1, 2017, northbound traffic will be moved from the east side of the street to the west side of the street between Montana Avenue and Rim Road. Northbound traffic between Rim Road and Cincinnati Avenue was moved to the west side of the street on April 24.

These changes 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 and between Yandell Drive and Crosby Avenue by the end of June.

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Kansas, Yandell Reopen to Traffic, Intersection Closures slated for This Week

Many Downtown motorists will soon have an easier commute as the Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority announced that several key thoroughfares will reopen in the coming days and weeks. However, even as some streets reopen, new detours and closures are expected at other locations along the 4.8-mile route.

These closures are necessary as crews work on utility relocations related to the El Paso Streetcar Project.

Kansas Street is expected to fully reopen between Main Drive and San Antonio Avenue by the end of this week. San Antonio Avenue is expected to fully reopen to eastbound traffic between Stanton Street and Kansas Street, also before the end of this week. San Antonio will reopen westbound traffic in the coming weeks.

Additionally, San Antonio Avenue will reopen to eastbound and westbound traffic at Santa Fe Street. Lane restrictions, however, remain in place on Kansas Street between Paisano Drive and Father Rahm Avenue.

All lanes of Yandell Drive will reopen at Stanton Street before the end of this week. Stanton Street will reopen between Missouri Avenue and Yandell Drive, also before the end of this week. Stanton Street is expected to reopen between Yandell and Montana early next week.

All lanes of the Franklin Avenue/Oregon Street intersection and the Franklin Avenue/Stanton Street intersection are expected to reopen next week. Also next week, new lane restrictions are expected to be put in place at the intersection of Mesa Street and Franklin Avenue.

Santa Fe Street remains reduced to one lane in each direction between San Antonio Avenue and Franklin Avenue. Beginning during the week of May 9, 2016, Santa Fe Street will be reduced to one lane in each direction at Father Rahm Avenue; Father Rahm Avenue remains closed from Santa Fe Street to Kansas Street.

Motorists who use Santa Fe Street to access Downtown from Loop 375 should consider alternate northbound routes such as Park Street and Campbell Street.

Beginning on Monday, May 9, 2016, the intersection of Stanton Street and Crosby Avenue will be closed in all directions. As work progresses in this intersection, work will move into the Stanton Street/Schuster Avenue intersection.

Later this month, work is expected to return to Stanton Street requiring a complete closure of the Street north of Franklin Avenue.

Lane Closures at Other Locations

  • First Avenue from Campbell Street to Kansas Street
  • Campbell Street at First Avenue
  • Intermittent lane closures on Oregon Street from River Avenue to Glory Road
  • Intermittent lane closures on Stanton Street from River Avenue to Baltimore Drive

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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.

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Streetcar Project work continues to expand, street closures shift this week

The Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority (CRRMA) has announced that contractors will expand their work zones and modify some street closures in the coming weeks as utility work associated with the El Paso Streetcar Project kicks into high gear.

Starting on Wednesday, January 27, 2016, crews will close the intersection of Kansas Street at Father Rahm for approximately three days, allowing Stanton to be re-opened at Father Rahm until Sunday, January 31, 2016.

On Monday, February 1, 2016, the intersection of Father Rahm and Stanton Street will close again. Father Rahm will remain closed from Santa Fe Street to Campbell Street.

Motorists who use Kansas Street to access Loop 375, should follow marked detours and consider alternate routes such as Mesa and Santa Fe Streets.

Other Work Planned at Other Locations in the Coming Weeks

  • Complete closure of intersection of Kansas Streeet and Texas Avenue.
  • Complete closure of intersection of Kansas Street and San Antonio Avenue.
  • Complete closure of Stanton Street from Arizona Avenue to Montana Avenue.
  • Partial lane closures on Oregon Street from Glory Road to Robinson Avenue.

Work Underway at Other Locations

  • Kansas Street remains closed between Texas Avenue and San Antonio Avenue.
  • Stanton Street is closed to traffic from Arizona to River.

Impacts to Properties Along the Route

Residents, businesses, and schools will maintain access at all times during construction. The CRRMA is coordinating directly with those impacted.

The CRRMA will also be hosting an Open House on Thursday, January 28th; click HERE for more information.

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