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City Inviting Residents to ‘Imagine the Future of the El Paso Streetcar Corridor’ Tour

The offices of  City Representatives Peter Svarzbein and Cissy Lizarraga , in conjunction with the Planning & Inspections Department of the City of El Paso, are inviting residents to attend an interactive mapping exercise to provide input on the Streetcar Corridor Plan.

City officials share that “This will be an opportunity to voice ideas, concerns, and be an active participant in envisioning the future of the streetcar corridor.”

Citizens are invited to participate in an interactive hop-on/hop-off bus route that takes them along the North and South streetcar loops with different stops along the way.

At each stop, there will be different points of interests on a walking tour along with hosts to share some of their perspectives on a variety of topics ranging from current conditions, potential development, history of the place, or even some of the nuisances or obstacles to the growth or preservation of that specific area.

There will be two tour opportunities, morning and afternoon, where both the North and South loops will be completed and participants will then have a chance to engage in an interactive mapping exercise directed by artist Graham Coreil-Allen.

Seats are limited and are on a first come, first serve basis. Participation will be limited to 50 people per tour (100 people total). Lunch will be provided for the morning tour. Refreshments will also be provided for both the morning and afternoon.

WHO: Representatives Peter Svarzbein and Cissy Lizarraga w/ Planning & Inspections Department of the City of El Paso

WHAT: Interactive mapping exercise to provide input on the Streetcar Corridor Plan

WHEN: Saturday, October 6th
• Tour #1: 9am-12pm, Exercise #1: 1:00pm-2:30pm (lunch: 12:00pm to 1:00pm)
• Tour #2: 12pm-3pm, Exercise #2: 3:30 pm-5pm

WHERE: Begin/end at Downtown Art Museum – 1 Arts Festival Plaza, El Paso, TX 79901

*To RSVP, please email Streetcar@elpasotexas.gov, or call (915) 212-1002

Trolley Testing To Close Portions of Stanton, Oregon Streets Wednesday Night

As testing for the El Paso Streetcar Project continues, contractors working for the Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority will close Stanton Street and Oregon Street between Crosby Avenue and Montana Avenue.

The closures will begin at approximately 9pm on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. Cross streets in this area will be closed at Stanton and Oregon as well.

Testing is scheduled to be complete and all barricades are scheduled to be removed by 5am on Thursday, August 16, 2018.

Below are some important tips to remember as we begin seeing the streetcars out-and-about more often:

  • Other than traveling on a fixed route, the streetcars will operate much like other vehicles. They will have a maximum speed of approximately 25 miles per hour, obeying all traffic laws and — in most cases — they will travel with other vehicles in a travel lane.
  • The Streetcar is powered by lines running above the street which carry 650 DC volts of electricity. Always consider every line to be fully energized. Never touch the wires or anything touching the wires.
  • Don’t ride your bike along the rails your tire can get stuck between the rail and the pavement. When you cross the rails, do so at a 90-degree angle.
  • Pedestrians should also use extra caution when crossing the rails or walking near the streetcar line.

Click here to view bilingual safety videos produced by the CRRMA as part of the El Paso Streetcar Project.

For more information on testing, please contact the CRRMA’s Streetcar Project at (844) 252-RAIL. For more information on streetcar service, please contact Sun Metro at (915) 212-3333.

Final Phase of Major Streetcar work on Santa Fe Street Set to Begin Monday

Major work related to the El Paso Streetcar project on Santa Fe Street near Sun Metro’s Burt Williams Downtown Transfer Center will enter its final phase next week, according to the Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority.

To accommodate storm drain work there, lane restrictions will be in place on South El Paso Street at 4th Avenue and 4th Avenue will be closed to thru traffic between El Paso Street and Santa Fe Street beginning on Monday, May 22, 2017.

4th aveAlso at this time, reconstruction of the intersection of 4th Avenue and Santa Fe Street will begin. Santa Fe Street will be closed to all traffic between 4th Avenue and Father Rahm. Santa Fe Street will be open to northbound traffic only between 3rd Avenue and Paisano Drive

Sidewalks will remain open and temporary pedestrian crossings will be in place. This work is scheduled to be completed in 4-6 weeks.

Nevada Avenue and Rio Grande Avenue will close at Oregon Street beginning on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, so crews can lay rail through these intersections. Both streets will remain closed for approximately eight weeks. Lane restrictions remain in place on Oregon Street between California Avenue and Yandell Drive.

Stanton Street remains reduced to single northbound lane between Yandell Drive and Cincinnati Avenue as crews continue paving operations and constructing stations. Northbound traffic remains shifted to the west side of the street between Montana Avenue and Cincinnati Avenue

Intermittent closures of additional cross streets will be required as paving work continues on Stanton Street; Cross streets will re-open as paving work is completed. River, Arizona, Montana, Rim, and Kerbey will remain open at all times

Stanton Street and Oregon Street remain closed to all traffic between Yandell Drive and Wyoming Avenue as crews continue work placing rail on those overpasses. Additionally, lane restrictions remain in place on Yandell Drive and on Wyoming Avenue.

The following traffic impacts will remain in place during the week of May 22, 2017:

Lane Restrictions

  • Franklin Avenue between Oregon Street and Kansas Street
  • Kansas Street at Franklin Avenue
  • Kansas Street between Myrtle Avenue and San Antonio Avenue
  • Oregon Street between Yandell Drive and Nevada Avenue

Complete Closures

  • Stanton Street between Franklin Avenue and Missouri Avenue
  • Santa Fe Street between 4th Avenue and Father Rahm Avenue

Moving Operations
Crews will require short-term lane closures at various locations along the route as they drill the final OCS pole foundations.

Track work is set to begin on Glory Road between Oregon and Mesa Street and on Baltimore Drive between Stanton Street and Mesa Street in mid-June. This work will set the stage for rail to cross Mesa Street at Glory Road/Baltimore Drive in July.

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Street work begins on El Paso Streetcar Project

The Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority (CRRMA) announced today that some construction activities for the El Paso Streetcar Project (the Project) will begin on Monday, December 7, 2015 and run through Friday, December 18, 2015.

This work will include:  (i) potholing on Stanton and Father Rahm Streets;  (ii) a temporary sidewalk realignment at Sun Metro’s Bert Williams Downtown Transfer Center;  (iii) the relocation of a bus stop; and (iv) utility relocation work by Texas Gas Service.

Paso Del Norte Trackworks (PDNT), the CRRMA’s Project contractor, will begin preliminary work (potholing) on the Project from Monday, December 7, 2015 through Friday, December 18, 2015; however, there will be no construction activities from PDNT between December 19, 2015and January 3, 2015 for the holiday break. PDNT’s work on the Project will resume on Monday, January 4, 2015.

Potholing is a process used to locate underground utilities. The process involves setting up daily traffic control, saw cutting and removing a 2’x2’ square of the existing roadway, excavating and locating the utility with a vacuum type truck, mapping all found utilities with GPS equipment, backfilling the hole, sweeping the work area clean of debris, and patching the removed asphalt.

It is estimated that PDNT will complete all potholing work by January 22, 2015.

Day Time Potholing Work

When:            Monday, December 7, 2015 through December 11, 2015. These activities will resume on January 4th, 2016.

Where:             Stanton Street between River and Franklin

Details:         Crews will be conducting potholing work, resulting in temporary lane closures on Stanton Street between 7:00am and 3:30pm. Crews will begin work at River and work their way down to Franklin.

Overnight Potholing Work

When:           Monday, December 14, 2015 through December 18, 2015.

Where:          Father Rahm between Santa Fe and S. Kansas

Details:      Crews will be conducting potholing work, resulting in temporary lane closures on Father Rahm between 7:00pm and 5:00am.

Temporary Sidewalk Realignment at the Downtown Transfer Center (601 Santa Fe)

When:            Monday, December 7, 2015 (single day operation)

Where:           Santa Fe Street at Fourth Street, adjacent to the Downtown Transfer Center

Details:          Bus lane section will be replaced with a temporary sidewalk.

Sun Metro Bus Stop Relocation

When:           Starting Monday, December 7, 2015

Where:          Downtown Transfer Center located at the corner of Santa Fe and Fourth St.

Details:        Sun Metro BAY K (located south of Fourth St.) will be relocated to BAY P (located north of Fourth St.).

Utility Relocation Activities:

*The following information is being provided courtesy of Texas Gas Service (TGS).

Third Street will remain closed through December 18, 2015.

Glory Road will be open by noon on Saturday, December 5th, 2015.

TGS work on North Stanton Street will be completed in phases.  Work at North Stanton Street and East Robinson Avenue will be completed first, and then work on North Stanton Street and East University Avenue will be completed.

TGS will begin work on North Stanton Street from Rim through Nevada on Monday, December 14, 2015. The intersections at Stanton and Rim Road and East Stanton Street and East Hague Road will have full closures. There will be temporary lane closures at Stanton and Nevada and traffic control will be set up to allow for two-way traffic.

All work along North Stanton Street is expected to be completed by the end of December, barring any unforeseeable delays.

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