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City, Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority Partner for Kern Place Project

A project that will improve street and pedestrian safety, and highlight the entrance to one of the City’s most iconic corridors and neighborhoods got a jumpstart Tuesday.

City Council voted to enter into an interlocal agreement with the Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority for the management and construction of a pedestrian improvements project on the Westside near the University of Texas at El Paso.

The project includes the construction of the signature Sun City Lights archway in Kern Place.

The approximate $2.8 million project aims to create new economic development opportunities by combining public art, urban design, and neighborhood revitalization strategies. Construction is expected to begin next month and finish by the end of the year.

The project scope includes street reconstruction, resurfacing, increased parking, sidewalk reconstruction and widening, traffic calming, street lighting and landscaping along the portion of Cincinnati and Glory Road/Baltimore streets located between Oregon and Stanton.

This project is part of the City’s efforts to promote the visual image of El Paso and enhance quality of life through recreational, cultural and educational environments.

The project is funded by certificates of obligation.

Stanton Street Set to Reopen to Two-Way Traffic Friday

Motorists in the Mission Hills, Kern Place, Alexander and Rim Road neighborhoods will soon have an easier time navigating, as Stanton Street will re-open to two-way traffic between Cincinnati Avenue and Schuster Avenue on Friday, June 9, 2017, according to the Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority.

Stanton will re-open to two-way traffic south of Schuster later this month.

For the remainder of this week, however, motorists, pedestrians and cyclists should use extra caution when travelling along Stanton Street as crews from Paso del Norte Trackworks finalize paving and install temporary striping.

When it re-opens to two-way traffic, Stanton Street will function differently than it has in the past.

As part of the El Paso Streetcar Project, the corridor has been reconfigured to better serve all users — motorists, pedestrians, cyclists and transit users. In addition to on-street parking, when it re-opens Stanton will include one southbound travel lane, a two-way center turn lane where the streetcar will run, one northbound lane and a two-way cycle track on the east side of Stanton Street. Streetcar stations will be located in the middle of the street at selected intersections.

At this time, those facilities are being marked with temporary paint. The temporary striping will be less robust than the permanent striping which is planned for this facility.  The final markings for the bike facility will include thermoplastic green and white paint, dedicated bicycle traffic signals, vertical delineators to separate auto and cycle traffic, and other modern pavement markings.

In order to protect the permanent pavement markings from damage by heavy machinery associated with the project, permanent pavement markings will be placed on all impacted streets when the El Paso Streetcar Project is completed. In the meantime, temporary markings are being place throughout the project.

City to Host Open House for Kern Place Lights Project

As the design for the Sun City Lights Project at Kern Place is nearly complete, the City of El Paso is hosting an open house style meeting to show off its progress on design plans for the signature archway for this Sun City Lights project.

The project aims to define and highlight entrances to the City’s iconic corridors and neighborhoods to create new economic development opportunities by combining public art, urban design, and neighborhood revitalization strategies.

A total of ten Heritage Corridors have been identified in the Sun City Lights initiative. Decorative signage will be used to identify and reinvigorate historic and iconic neighborhoods.

WHO:          City of El Paso

WHAT:         Open house

WHEN:        5 p.m. – 7 p.m. on Monday, February 13, 2017       

WHERE:      Mesita Elementary, 3307 N. Stanton

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