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Downtown Street Striping Related to Streetcar Project to Require Overnight Street Closures

As work nears completion on the El Paso Streetcar Project, motorists, pedestrian and cyclists should expect some overnight closures in Downtown El Paso next week, according to the Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority.

These closures are necessary so crews can place updated striping on the pavement. The striping will include reconfiguration of southbound turn lanes on Oregon Street at Wyoming and Franklin.

These changes will minimize conflicts between automobiles and streetcars at those intersections.

Crews from Paso del Norte Trackworks will close Oregon Street between Wyoming Avenue and Franklin Street each night from 9pm to 5am between Monday, July 2, and Friday, July 6, 2018.

Additional lane restrictions will also be in place at those times on Oregon Street between Montana Avenue and Wyoming Avenue and on Franklin Avenue between Mesa Street and Stanton Street.

Streetcar Work Final Phases Begin; Lane Closures at Franklin, Santa Fe

With most major street, track and underground utility construction for the El Paso Streetcar project completed, crews from Paso del Norte Trackworks are putting the finishing touchsed some of their work along the 4.8 mile route.

According to the Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority, lane and turn restrictions at Santa Fe Street and Franklin Avenue
begin on Monday, December 18, 2017.

Crews will make final adjustments to a water valve in the intersection of Santa Fe Street and Franklin Avenue. To accommodate this work, Santa Fe Street will be reduced to a single lane in each direction through the intersection with Franklin.

Left turns will not be permitted from southbound Santa Fe Street to eastbound Franklin Avenue or from westbound Franklin Avenue to southbound Santa Fe Street. Traffic seeking to make those turns, will be detoured via El Paso Street and Main Drive. This work is scheduled to last approximately one week.

Then on Tuesday, December 19, 2017, Crosby Avenue will be closed to thru traffic immediately west of Stanton Street so crews can make final adjustments to a manhole cover. Traffic on Stanton Street will not be impacted.

This work is scheduled to last approximately one week.

Two-Day Lane Restrictions Set For Mesa-Glory Road-Baltimore Intersection

Motorists, pedestrians and cyclists will encounter lane restrictions for approximately 48 hours days during the week of November 6 as crews from Paso del Norte Trackworks complete final paving of the intersection of Mesa Street, Glory Road and Baltimore Drive.

PHASE I: Beginning at 9pm on Monday, November 6, 2017 and lasting approximately 24 hours, northbound and southbound traffic on Mesa Street will be reduced to a single outside lane in each direction.

Baltimore and Glory closed to thru traffic at Mesa. Only right turns will be permitted to and from Mesa Street, Glory Road and Baltimore Drive.

PHASE II: Upon completion of that phase, northbound and southbound traffic on Mesa Street will be switched to a single inside lane in each direction for approximately 24 hours.

Turns to and from Mesa Street, Glory Road and Baltimore Drive will not be permitted.

This final paving work will yield a smoother, permanent surface for motorists on Mesa Street as they cross the rails which were recently installed on Glory Road and Baltimore Drive as part of the El Paso Streetcar Project.

Streetcar Work Means New Temporary Traffic Patterns on Mesa, Stanton Streets

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 on Tuesday, July 25, 2017traffic on Mesa Street will shift from the inside lanes to the outside lanes at the intersection with Glory Road/Baltimore Drive. Crews from Paso del Norte Trackworks have completed the first two phases of rail work in the intersection.

Traffic will remain reduced to a single lane in each direction through late August.

Baltimore Drive remains closed to thru traffic between Stanton Street and Mesa Street while Glory Road remains closed to thru traffic between Mesa Street and Oregon Street.

Motorists seeking the access the Glory Road Parking Garage can continue to do so via Oregon Street. Pedestrians are encouraged to cross Mesa Street at Cincinnati Street or at the crosswalk adjacent to the Don Haskins Center.

 

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.

 

The following traffic impacts will remain in place during the week of July 24, 2017:

Complete Closures

  • Stanton Street between Franklin Avenue and Wyoming Avenue
  • Oregon Street between Franklin Avenue and Wyoming Avenue
  • Nevada Street immediately west of Oregon Street
  • Rio Grande Avenue immediately east of Oregon Street
  • Crosby Avenue immediately west of Mesa Street (July 24 only)

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

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.

Maps+Story: Crews Set to Begin Trackwork on Mesa/Glory Road Starting June 19th

One of the very last places crews from Paso del Norte Trackworks will lay rail as part of the El Paso Streetcar projects, is also one of the most heavily-traveled and will be the most impacted intersections throughout the 4.8 mile streetcar route: Mesa at Glory Road.

To keep traffic moving, the Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority has announced the following three phases of work to build rail across Mesa Street at the intersection of Glory Road/Baltimore Drive:

  • Phase I will begin on June 19, 2017: Glory Road will be closed between Oregon Street and Mesa Street; Baltimore Drive will be closed to between Mesa Street and Stanton Street. Crews will complete rail approaching Mesa Street on both Glory and Baltimore. Turn lanes from Mesa onto both of those streets will be closed.
  • Phase II will begin the week of July 5, 2017 and last approximately three weeks: Mesa Street will be reduced to a single inside lane in each direction as crews begin laying rail toward the center of the intersection.
  • Phase III will begin immediately after Phase II is completed and last approximately four weeks: Mesa Street will be reduced to a single outside lane in each direction as crews join the two sections of rail placed in Phase II. Baltimore will be open to local traffic only from Stanton Street.

These plans have been developed in coordination with the City of El Paso, Sun Metro, the Texas Department of Transportation, and the University of Texas at El Paso. Motorists will be able to access the Glory Road Transfer Center parking garage from Glory Road via Oregon Street. Pedestrian who usually cross Mesa at Baltimore/Glory, should consider alternate crossing locations.

Members of the public with questions about these plans are invited to an open house hosted by the CRRMA from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, in the Production Room at the Don Haskins Center, 121 Glory Road.

Contractors will present detailed plans, traffic control maps and information on alternate routes.

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Streetcar Work at Kansas Street, Texas and San Antonio Avenues Complete; Crews Continue Work Elsewhere

Commuters can expect relief on two major thoroughfares in Downtown El Paso beginning Friday, March 31st.

At the same time, residents of the Kern Place, Rim Road and Alexander neighborhoods can expect to see an uptick in construction activities along the northern stretch of the El Paso Streetcar Project’s 4.8 mile route, according to the Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority.

Texas Avenue and San Antonio Avenue will re-open to east-west at Kansas Street on Friday, March 31, 2017. Both streets had been closed for several weeks as crews from Paso del Norte Trackworks fully reconstructed the intersections after laying rail for the El Paso Streetcar project.

With Texas Avenue open, Eastside commuters seeking an alternate route can once again get off of I-10 at Exit 20/Cotton Street and turn right on Texas, travelling east to Downtown destinations.

Commuters can also expect some relief on Kansas Street in the coming weeks. While some lane restrictions must remain in place as crews continue work on curb ramps and other concrete work, Kansas will re-open to three southbound lanes between Main Drive and Texas Avenue and re-open to two southbound lanes between Texas Avenue and Overland Avenue during the week of April 10.

Motorists, pedestrian and cyclists should use extra caution along North Stanton Street next week as crews will be paving Stanton between Baltimore Drive and Crosby Avenue beginning on Monday, April 3, 2017.Police officers will be on-scene to assist drivers as they navigate around machinery.

This paving work will allow crews to reopen North Stanton Street to north-south traffic between Baltimore Drive and Cincinnati Avenue during the week of April 10. Baltimore Drive will temporarily re-open to east-west traffic at this time. Because of street widths and station configurations, Stanton will remain reduced to a single northbound lane south of Cincinnati. Track installation continues on Stanton Street south of Crosby Avenue.

The following cross-streets remain closed to thru traffic between Stanton Street and Mesa Street: Baltimore Drive, Boston Avenue, Blanchard Avenue, Hague Road, Crosby Avenue, Cliff Drive and Rio Grande Avenue.

Franklin Avenue remains reduced to a single eastbound lane in Downtown El Paso as crews lay some of the most complex portions of rail on the entire 4.8 mile route. Franklin Avenue includes two switching mechanisms, which will allow streetcars to connect between the Uptown and Downtown loops.

While most work will be completed within the current lane closures, the following single night closures will be required as crews pour concrete on Franklin Avenue:

  • Franklin Avenue will be closed to all traffic between Oregon Street and Stanton Street from 11pm onThursday, March 30, and 6am on Friday, March 31, 2017.
  • Franklin Avenue will be closed to all traffic between Mesa Street and Kansas Street from 11pm onTuesday, April 4, and 6am on Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

Stanton Street also remains closed to thru traffic between Main Drive and Franklin Avenue. In the coming weeks, this closure will move north to between Franklin Avenue and Missouri Avenue.

Crews have reschedule work to paint newly installed columns and place atop them in the median of Interstate 10 in Downtown El Paso. While originally planned as overnight lane closures, this work will require a single overnight closure of I-10 beginning at 9pm on Sunday, April 23, 2017. The freeway will re-open to traffic before the morning commute on Monday, April 24, 2017.

Eastbound traffic will detour onto Wyoming Avenue at the Downtown exit while westbound traffic will detour onto Yandell Drive via the Mesa Street exit.

As work continues throughout the 4.8 mile route, the following traffic impacts will remain in place during the week of April 3, 2017:

Complete Closures

  • Glory Road between Oregon Street and Mesa Street
  • Baltimore Drive between Mesa Street and Stanton Street
  • Santa Fe Street between 4th Avenue and Father Rahm Avenue
  • Santa Fe Street between Main Drive and Franklin Avenue (Open to southbound traffic only)

Lane Restrictions

  • Oregon Street between Yandell Drive and Nevada Avenue
  • Kansas Street between Franklin Avenue and Father Rahm Avenue
  • Santa Fe Street between Franklin Avenue and San Antonio Avenue

Other Upcoming Work

Rail must be laid across Interstate 10 on the Stanton Street and Oregon Street overpasses. Because of the specialized material which is being used in this phase, complete simultaneous closures will be necessary. The exact date for this work has not yet been determined.

Rail must also be laid across Mesa Street at Glory Road/Baltimore Drive. While tentatively scheduled to begin in mid-June, exact dates for this work have not been determined.

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Sun Metro Detours in Downtown Area for Street Car Project

The Street Car Project will require Sun Metro to detour several routes in the downtown area effective Tuesday, February 21, 2017.

The ongoing street car construction will detour routes 1, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 18, 21, 22, 23, 24, 33, 34, 35, 36, 42, 50, 55, 59, 61, 62, 65, 66, 75, 83 and Brio. The detours will change as the construction progresses and are expected to be in place until further notice.

Drivers will make courtesy stops as needed. Sun Metro routes will likely see delays due to traffic in the construction area, especially during peak hours.

The impacted routes are:

Route 1

Buses traveling outbound from Fourth will make a left onto Oregon, right onto Wyoming, right onto Mills, left onto Campbell, right onto Missouri and onto I-10 East.

Buses traveling inbound from Oregon will make a right onto Fourth. Passengers may board on Fourth and El Paso street.

Route 3

Buses traveling inbound from the Border Highway will make a right onto Mesa, left onto Fourth and proceed into the Downtown Transfer Center.

Buses traveling outbound from Fourth will make a right onto Oregon, left onto Seventh, right onto Kansas and left onto Loop 375.

Route 4

Buses traveling outbound from the Union Plaza Transit Terminal will make a left onto El Paso, right onto San Antonio, right onto Stanton, right onto Fourth and proceed into the Downtown Transfer Center.

Buses traveling inbound from Father Rham will make a left onto Florence, right onto Seventh, left onto Kansas and return to the regular route.

Route 9

Buses traveling outbound from Texas will make a left onto Florence, right onto Myrtle and return to the regular route.

Route 10

Buses traveling outbound from the Downtown Transfer Center will exit Fourth, left onto Oregon and return to the regular route.

Buses traveling inbound from Stanton will make a left onto Kansas, right onto Rim, left onto Mesa, right onto Schuster and return to the regular route.

Route 11

Buses traveling outbound from Fourth will make a left onto Oregon, right onto Montana, left onto Mesa, right onto Gregory, right onto Stanton, left onto Kansas, left onto Cincinnati and return to the regular route.

Buses traveling inbound from Cincinnati will make a left onto Kansas, right onto Rim, left onto Mesa, right onto Yandell, left onto Oregon, right onto Fourth and proceed into the Downtown Transfer Center.

Route 14 and 15

Buses traveling outbound from the Downtown Transfer Center will make a left onto Oregon, right onto Montana, left onto Mesa, left onto University, right onto Oregon and return to the regular route.

Buses traveling inbound from Oregon will make a left onto University, right onto Mesa, right onto Yandell, left onto Oregon, right onto Fourth and proceed into the Downtown Transfer Center.

Routes 18 and 83

Buses traveling outbound from Fourth Street will make a left onto El Paso, left onto Paisano, right onto Spur 1966 and return to the regular route.

Buses traveling inbound from I-10 East will make a right onto Oregon, right onto Fourth and proceed into the Downtown Transfer Center.

Routes 21, 22, and 55

Buses traveling inbound from Oregon will make a right onto Fourth and proceed into the Downtown Transfer Center.

Route 23

Buses traveling outbound from Fourth will make a left onto El Paso, right onto Paisano and return to the regular route.

Buses traveling inbound from Seventh will make a right onto Mesa, left onto Fourth and proceed into the Downtown Transfer Center.

Route 24

Buses traveling outbound from Fourth will make a right onto Mesa, left onto Seventh and continue to the regular route.

Buses traveling inbound from Paisano will make a left onto Mesa, right onto Fourth and proceed into the Downtown Transfer Center.

Route 33

Buses traveling outbound from Fourth will make a left onto Mesa, right onto Paisano and return to the regular route.

Buses traveling inbound from Piedras will make a right onto Paisano, left onto Mesa, right onto Fourth and proceed into the Downtown Transfer Center.

Route 34

Buses traveling outbound from Oregon will make a right onto Wyoming, left onto Stanton and return to the regular route.

Buses traveling inbound from Arizona will make a left onto Mesa, right onto Yandell, left onto Oregon and return to the regular route.

Routes 35 and 50

Buses traveling outbound from Oregon will make a right onto Wyoming, left onto Stanton and return to the regular route.

Buses traveling inbound from Yandell will make a left onto Oregon and return to the regular route.

Route 36

Buses traveling inbound from Arizona will make a left onto Mesa, right onto Yandell, left onto Oregon and return to the regular route.

Routes 42 and 59

Buses traveling outbound from Fourth will make a left onto Mesa, right onto Paisano, left onto Campbell and return to the regular route.

Routes 61 and 66

Buses traveling outbound from Fourth will make a left onto Mesa, right onto Paisano and return to the regular route.

Buses traveling inbound from Oregon will make a right onto Fourth and proceed into the Downtown Transfer Center.

Route 62

Buses traveling outbound from Fourth will make a left onto Mesa, right onto Paisano and return to the regular route.

Buses traveling inbound from Oregon will make a right onto Fourth and proceed into the Downtown Transfer Center.

Route 65

Buses traveling outbound from Fourth will make a left onto El Paso, right onto Paisano, right onto Stanton and return to the regular route.

Buses traveling inbound from Paisano will make a left onto Mesa, right onto Fourth and proceed into the Downtown Transfer Center.

Route 75

Buses traveling outbound from Stanton will make a left onto Mills, right onto Oregon, right onto Montana, left onto Mesa, left onto University, right onto Oregon and return to the regular route.

Brio

Buses traveling outbound from Fourth will make a left onto Oregon, right onto Montana, left onto Mesa, left onto Cincinnati, right onto Oregon and return to the regular route.

Buses traveling inbound from Glory Road will make a left onto Cincinnati, right onto Mesa, right onto Yandell, left onto Oregon, right onto Fourth and return to the regular route.

Video+Map+Story: Rail Work Crosses Paisano; Overhead Utility Relocation Begins on Father Rahm

Important work for the El Paso Streetcar project will begin in two areas of South El Paso next week as crews from place rail across Paisano Drive and begin work relocating overhead utilities along Father Rahm Avenue.

Crews from Paso del Norte Trackworks will begin working 24 hours a day, seven days a week to lay rail on Kansas Street and Santa Fe Street through the intersection with Paisano Drive.

To accommodate this work, the following closures will be in place between Monday, January 16, and Tuesday, January 31, 2017:

  • Paisano Drive closed to thru traffic between Chihuahua Street and El Paso Street
  • Santa Fe Street closed to thru traffic between Father Rahm Avenue and Overland Avenue

The following closures will be in place between Tuesday, January 17, and Tuesday, January 31, 2017:

  • Paisano Drive closed to thru traffic between Stanton Street and Campbell Street
  • Kansas Street closed to thru traffic between 1st Avenue and 3rd Avenue

Motorists who traverse Downtown El Paso on Paisano Drive will be re-routed onto a marked east-west alterate route utilizing San Antonio Avenue. Motorists who typically use downtown streets to connect between Interstate 10 and Loop 375 will be re-routed onto marked north-south alternate routes using Mesa Street or Campbell Street.

Off-duty police officers will be stationed at key intersections to direct traffic at peak times.

Beginning on Monday, January 16, 2017, crews from Paso del Norte Trackworks are scheduled to begin installing rail along Santa Fe Street between Father Rahm Avenue and Paisano Drive.

This rail is some of the most complex on the 4.8 mile route, because of the switching mechanism and curved rail which will allow street cars to enter and exit the Maintenance and Storage Facility which is presently under construction adjacent to Sun Metro’s Burt Williams Downtown Transfer Center.

To accommodate this work, Santa Fe Street will remain closed between Paisano Drive and Father Rahm Avenue thru approximately March 2017. The intersection of 4th Avenue and Santa Fe Street will be closed in March, April and May 2017.

As part of the El Paso Streetcar project, beginning on Monday, January 16, 2017, crews from El Paso Electric Company will begin work relocating poles and overhead utility lines along Father Rahm Avenue. That work will take approximately six weeks to complete.

Between Monday, January 16, and Saturday, January 28, 2017, El Paso Electric will close Father Rahm Avenue and restrict access on sidewalks between Santa Fe Street and the mid-block alley between Campbell Street and Florence Street to accommodate this work which will take place seven days a week.

Father Rahm Avenue will re-open overnight. However, all cars, trucks and other vehicles should be clear of Father Rahm Avenue before 7 a.m.

Between Monday, January 30, and Monday, February 27, 2017, work and closures will continue on Father Rahm Avenue between Santa Fe Street and the mid-block alley between Campbell Street and Florence street. During this time crews will begin re-opening portions of the street as work is completed.

Father Rahm Avenue will re-open overnights and on Sundays during this time. All cars, trucks and other vehicles should be clear of Father Rahm Avenue before 7 a.m. on work days.

El Paso Electric’s work will be followed by other utility companies who utilize El Paso Electric’s poles for placement of overhead lines. Other overhead work will take place on Father Rahm Avenue through April. At this time, that work is expected to require only intermittent lane restrictions.

For more information on electrical work, please contact El Paso Electric at (915) 543-5935. For all other questions related to the El Paso Streetcar Project, please dial (844) 252-RAIL for more information.

 Crews from Paso del Norte Trackworks are also coordinating closely with Texas Department of Transportation on work to reinforce the Oregon Street and Stanton Street overpasses which will carry the streetcar line over Interstate 10 in Downtown El Paso.

To minimize the traffic impact, this work will take place overnight beginning on Sunday, January 29, 2017. During this work, the left lane of I-10 will be closed in both directions Sunday thru Thursday for approximately six weeks.

Rail work is scheduled to begin on Stanton Street between Crosby Avenue and Yandell Drive during the week of January 30, 2017.

In advance of this work, the Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority will host at open house community meeting from 5-7p.m. on Monday, January 23, 2017, in the gymnasium at Cathedral High School, 1309 Stanton Street, to discuss traffic control and access during construction.

Traffic Impacts at Other Locations

The following street closures and lane restrictions will remain in place during the week of January 16, 2017:

Street Closures

  • Stanton Street between Crosby Avenue and Baltimore Drive (open to single northbound lane only)
  • Robinson Avenue, University Avenue, Blanchard Avenue, Blacker Avenue and Hague Road immediately west of Stanton Street
  • Franklin Avenue between Santa Fe Street and mid-block alley between Oregon Street and Mesa Street
  • Oregon Street between Main Drive and Missouri Avenue
  • 4th Avenue between El Paso Street and Santa Fe Street
  • Rio Grande Avenue between Oregon Street and El Paso Street
  • Crosby Avenue between Mesa Street and Stanton Street
  • Stanton Street between Rio Grande Avenue and Cliff Drive
  • Arizona Avenue between Kansas Street and Mesa Street
  • Nevada Avenue, California Avenue and River Avenue at Stanton Street

Lane Restrictions

  • Kansas Street between Franklin Avenue and Father Rahm Avenue
  • Oregon Street between Yandell Drive and Nevada Avenue
  • Santa Fe Street immediately north of Paisano
  • Santa Fe Street between Main Drive and Franklin Avenue

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Several Downtown Streets set to Reopen; 2 Week Closure in January as Streetcar Rail crosses Paisano Drive

The Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority has scheduled work to lay rail for the El Paso Streetcar Project across Paisano Drive at Kansas Street and Santa Fe Street in January.

To accommodate this work, the following closures will be in place between Tuesday, January 17, and Tuesday, January 31, 2017.

  • Paisano Drive closed to thru traffic between Chihuahua Street and El Paso Street
  • Paisano Drive closed to thru traffic between Stanton Street and Campbell Street
  • Santa Fe Street closed to thru traffic between 4th Avenue and Overland Avenue
  • Kansas Street closed to thru traffic between 3rd Avenue and Overland Avenue

Motorists who traverse Downtown El Paso on Paisano Drive will be re-routed onto a marked east-west alterate route utilizing San Antonio Avenue. Motorists who typically use downtown streets to connect between Interstate 10 and Loop 375 will be re-routed onto marked north-south alternate routes using Mesa Street or Campbell Street.

Although originally planned for in segments at different times over several months, Paso del Norte Trackworks will work at both locations 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This approach will expedite the construction, thereby minimizing the closure time and overall impact of this work.

Additionally, this work has been coordinated with the Border West Expressway project to complete this work before they re-open Paisano Drive in West El Paso to traffic.

Crews from Paso del Norte Trackworks are also coordinating closely with Texas Department of Transportation on work to reinforce the Oregon Street and Stanton Street overpasses which will carry the streetcar line over I-10 in Downtown El Paso.

To minimize the traffic impact, this work will take place overnight beginning on Sunday, January 29, 2016. During this work, the left lane of I-10 will be closed in both directions Sunday thru Thursday for approximately six weeks.

The following streets will re-open by the end of the day on Friday, December 23, 2016:

  • Main Drive, Mills Avenue, Texas Avenue, Overland Avenue, First Avenue, San Antonio Avenue will re-open to east-west traffic at Kansas Street.
  • Santa Fe Street will re-open to two-way traffic between Paisano Drive and Franklin Avenue. Lane restrictions will remain in place at Franklin Avenue and Paisano Drive and between Paisano Drive and Montestruc Court
  • Oregon Street will re-open to two-way traffic between Yandell Drive and Glory Road. Lane restrictions remain in place between Yandell and California.
  • Cliff Avenue, River Avenue, and California Avenue will re-open to east-west traffic at Oregon Street.

Previously announced work remains on schedule to begin along North Stanton Street on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. Work will begin laying rail between Baltimore Drive and Crosby Avenue at that time.

Within the work zone, Stanton Street will be reduced to a single northbound lane. Robinson Avenue, University Avenue, Blanchard Avenue, Blacker Avenue and Hague Road will be closed to east-west traffic at Stanton Street. Baltimore Drive will close to east-west traffic at Stanton Street in February 2017.

Cincinnati Avenue, Boston Avenue, Kerbey Avenue, Rim Road and Schuster Avenue will remain open to east-west traffic at Stanton Street.

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Rail work Advancing Quickly on Kansas St; Crews Drill into Rock on Stanton Street

Crews from Paso del Norte Trackworks will close Overland Avenue to east-west traffic immediately west of Kansas Street Wednesday, as rail work advances more quickly than expected along that stretch of the El Paso Streetcar Project’s 4.8 mile route.

Along with Texas Avenue, Overland will remain closed thru Friday, December 23, 2016. At that time, an additional southbound lane is scheduled to open on Kansas Street. Main Drive, Mills Avenue, Texas Avenue, Overland Avenue will also fullly reopen to east-west traffic.

San Antonio Avenue and First Avenue are expected to remain closed to east-west traffic immediately west of Kansas Street after December 23.

Elsewhere, crews will continue drilling foundations for the poles which will support the Overhead Contact System (OCS) which will power the El Paso Streetcars. In the coming days, crews will begin drilling foundations in the area of Cathedral High School. Because crews expect to encounter especially hard rock in this area which will make drilling particularly noisy, crews have coordinated the work to take place during the school’s Christmas Break.

To accommodate this work, Stanton Street will be closed to thru traffic between River Avenue and Rio Grande Avenue beginning on Friday, December 16, 2016. This work will last for approximately five weeks.

Other Traffic Impacts Which Will Remain in Place During the Week of December 19:

Complete Closures:

  • Franklin Avenue between Santa Fe Street and the mid-block alley between Oregon and Mesa.
  • Oregon Street between Main Drive and Missouri Avenue
  • Crosby Avenue, Cliff Drive, River Avenue, California Avenue immediately west of Oregon Street
  • Arizona Avenue between Kansas Street and Stanton Street
  • Arizona Avenue between Mesa Street and Oregon Street
  • Rio Grande Avenue between Oregon Street and El Paso Street

Lane Restrictions:

  • Oregon Street open to northbound traffic only between Nevada Avenue and Rim Road
  • Oregon Street between Nevada Avenue and Yandell Drive
  • Yandell Drive at Oregon Street
  • Rio Grande Avenue at Stanton Street
  • Santa Fe Street open to southbound traffic only between Franklin Avenue and Paisano Drive
  • Santa Fe Street between Paisano Drive and Montestruc Court

Streetcar Utility Work to begin on North Stanton Street Tuesday

Crews from Paso del Norte Trackworks will begin final utility relocation work along North Stanton Street this week, allowing rail installation to begin there in early 2017, according to the Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority.

Beginning on Tuesday, November 1, 2016, Stanton Street will close to thru traffic between Baltimore Drive and Robinson Avenue; Cincinnati Avenue will be close to thru traffic between Kansas Street and Stanton Street. As part of this closure, only southbound traffic on Stanton Street will be able to turn right onto westbound Cincinnati Avenue. These closures are scheduled to last approximately three weeks.

No work will take place on this section of North Stanton Street between Thanksgiving and Christmas to accommodate the Holiday Shopping Season. Additional complete closures of Stanton Street will be necessary to install rail beginning in early 2017. Rail installation work is scheduled to begin on Stanton Street in this area and move south.

Beginning on Wednesday, November 2, 2016, Stanton Street will close to thru traffic between Arizona Avenue and Nevada Avenue. Arizona Avenue will close to thru traffic between Kansas Street and Stanton Street. As part of this closure, only northbound traffic on Stanton Street will be able to turn left onto westbound Arizona Avenue. This closure is scheduled to last approximately 6-8 weeks.

Beginning on Monday, October 31, 2016, lane restrictions on Oregon Street will extend south, meaning Oregon Street will be reduced to a single northbound lane between Rio Grande Avenue and Schuster Avenue. As part of this work, Arizona Avenue will be closed to thru traffic between Mesa Street and Oregon Street; Rio Grande Avenue will be closed to thru traffic between Oregon Street and El Paso Street. These closures are necessary to accommodate utility relocation work and will last approximately six to eight weeks.

Beginning on Monday, November 7, 2016, Santa Fe Street is set to reopen between Overland Avenue and Paisano Drive. When this section of Santa Fe Street reopens, Santa Fe is scheduled to close between Overland Avenue and Franklin Avenue.

Also at this time, Overland Avenue will re-open at Santa Fe Street and San Antonio Avenue will close at Santa Fe Street. This closure is necessary so crews can resurface the street and is scheduled to last approximately four weeks.

Work at Other Locations

As work continues along the 4.8 mile route, the following street closures and lane restrictions will remain in place during the week of October 31, 2016:

Street Closures

  • Father Rahm Avenue between Kansas Streetr and Santa Fe Street
  • Mesa Street between 4th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • Oregon Street between 4th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • Main Drive between Kansas Street and Stanton Street
  • Mills Avenue between Kansas Street and Stanton Street
  • San Antonio Avenue between Kansas Street and Stanton Street
  • Overland Avenue between Kansas Street and Stanton

Lane Restrictions:

  • Texas Avenue at Kansas Street
  • Kansas Street between Franklin Avenue and Father Rahm Avenue
  • Stanton Street between 4th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • El Paso Street between 4th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • Santa Fe Street between Montestruc Court and Paisano Drive
  • Stanton Street between Franklin Avenue and Wyoming Avenue

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