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Streetcar Work Advances on North Stanton Street this Week

Motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists will encounter new traffic patterns next week as crews from Paso del Norte Trackworks continue laying rail and finalizing utility relocations for the El Paso Streetcar Project, according to the Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority.

The intersection of Stanton Street and Cincinnati Avenue is set to re-open ahead of schedule on Friday, November 11, 2016. On Monday, November 14, 2016, Stanton Street is scheduled to close to thru traffic between Robinson Avenue and Kerbey Avenue for final utility relocation work. As part of this closure, Boston Avenue will be closed to thru traffic between Kansas Street and Mesa Street.

This closure will last approximately one week.

No work will take place on North Stanton Street between Baltimore Drive and Robinson Avenue between Thanksgiving and Christmas to accommodate Holiday Shopping Season. However, after January 1, 2017, closures of Stanton Street will be necessary to install rail.

Beginning on Monday, November 14, 2016, Yandell Drive will be reduced to two westbound lanes at Oregon Street to accommodate underground utility work. This lane restriction will impact motorists who use Yandell Drive to access westbound Interstate 10 at Downtown. It is scheduled to last approximately eight weeks.

Franklin Avenue is scheduled to be closed beginning on Monday, December 5, 2016, to accommodate track work there. Mesa Street will remain open to north-south traffic at Franklin Avenue. Stanton Street will be closed to northbound traffic at Franklin Avenue. This closure will impact motorists who use Franklin Avenue Drive to access eastbound Interstate 10 at Downtown.

Before Franklin Avenue closes, Main Drive and Mills Avenue will re-open to east-west traffic at Kansas Street.

As rail work continues along Kansas Street, traffic remains reduced to a single southbound lane between Franklin Avenue and Father Rah, Avenue. To accommodate concrete paving of the intersection of Kansas Street and Texas Avenue, Kansas will be closed to traffic between Mills Avenue and Myrtle Avenue from 11pm on Wednesday, November 16, thru 6am on Thursday, November 17, 2016.

Mills Avenue, Main Drive, San Antonio Avenue, and Overland Avenue remain closed between Kansas Street and Stanton Street.

As work continues along the 4.8 mile route, the following traffic impacts will remain in place during the week of November 14, 2016:

Complete Closures:

  • Oregon Street between Rio Grande Avenue and Schuster Avenue (open to northbound traffic only)
  • Arizona Avenue between Mesa Street and Oregon Street
  • Rio Grande Avenue between Oregon Street and El Paso Street
  • Crosby Avenue, Cliff Drive, River Avenue, and California Avenue immediately west of Oregon Street.
  • Stanton Street between Arizona Avenue and California Avenue
  • Arizona Avenue between Kansas Street and Oregon Street
  • Santa Fe Street between Overland Avenue and Franklin Avenue
  • San Antonio Avenue at Santa Fe Street
  • Main Drive at Santa Fe Street
  • Sheldon Court at Santa Fe Street
  • Father Rahm Avenue between Kansas Street and Santa Fe Street
  • Mesa Street between 4th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • Oregon Street between 4th Avenue and 6th Avenue

Lane Restrictions

  • Schuster Avenue at Oregon Street
  • Stanton Street between 4th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • El Paso Street between 4th Avenue and 6th Aveue
  • Santa Fe Street between Montestruc Court and Paisano Drive
  • Stanton Street between Franklin Avenue and Wyoming Avenue

Nov9-01

Streetcar Work Continues on Kansas St; Pedestrians Reminded about Crosswalks

The Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority is reminding Downtown pedestrians to cross the Kansas Street work zone only at designated crosswalks as rail work continues there.

Crews from Paso del Norte Trackworks have kept existing crosswalks open or placed temporary crosswalks at the following locations along Kansas Street:

  • South side of Main Drive
  • South side of Texas Avenue
  • North side of Myrtle Avenue
  • South side of Overland Avenue

The above list is subject to change as construction advances along Kansas Street in the coming months.

Kansas Street remains reduced to a single southbound lane between Franklin Avenue and Overland. Main Drive, Mills Avenue and San Antonio Avenue remain closed to thru traffic between Stanton and Kansas Street

In the coming weeks, this work zone will extend south along Kansas Street to Paisano Drive.

In advance of underground utility relocation work there, lane widths will be reduced on Glory Road between Mesa Street and Oregon Street from Tuesday, October 18, to Friday, October 21, 2016.

To accommodate underground utility work there, Santa Fe Street will be closed between 8 pm and 4 am on Monday, October 17, and Tuesday, October 18, 2016.

To allow track work to advance along Father Rham Avenue, El Paso Street and Stanton Street will be temporarily closed at Father Rahm Avenue from 2 am to 5 am on Sunday, October 16, and from 2 am to 5 am on Tuesday, October 18, 2016.

Lane restrictions at those locations will resume following this work.

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Kansas Street Pedestrian Crossings Octob 12-01

Streetcar Rail Work Moves to Kansas Street; Detours start Monday

Motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists will encounter new traffic patterns in Downtown El Paso as crews from Paso del Norte Trackworks prepare to begin laying rail on Kansas Street, according to the Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority.

Beginning on Monday, October 10, 2016, Kansas Street will be reduced to a single lane between Franklin Avenue and Overland Avenue thru January. Main, Mills, and San Antonio Avenue will be closed to thru traffic between Kansas and Stanton.

Texas Avenue will be reduced to a single lane in each direction at Kansas Street. Following this section of work, crews plan to continue moving south on Kansas Street between Overland Avenue and Paisano Drive.

Commuters travelling west on Interstate 10 from the Eastside, Mission Valley, Central, and Northeast El Paso who typically use Exit 19B/Downtown to Kansas Street, are encouraged to consider the following alternate routes:

  • I-10 to Exit 20/Cotton Street and access Downtown via Texas Avenue or Myrtle Avenue.
  • Loop 375/César Chávez Border Highway to Campbell Street to access Downtown.

Commuters travelling east on I-10 from the Westside, Upper Valley and Northwest El Paso are encouraged to consider the following alternate routes:

  • I-10 to Exit 18B/Porfirio Diaz Street to Franklin Avenue to Durango to Paisano to access Downtown.
  • Mesa Street to Texas Avenue.

As crews continue work to relocation underground utilities, Santa Fe Street will be closed between 3rd Avenue and 4th Avenue from 8pm to 4am on Thursday, October 13, and Friday, October 14, 2016.

The following street closures and lane restrictions will remain in place during the week of October 10, 2016, as work continues throughout the 4.8 mile route:

Street Closures

  • Kansas Street between Paisano Drive and Father Rahm Avenue
  • Father Rahm Avenue between Kansas Street and Santa Fe Street
  • Mesa Street between 4th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • Oregon Street between 4th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • Santa Fe Street between Paisano Drive and San Antonio Avenue
  • Overland Avenue at Santa Fe Street
  • Oregon Street between Nevada Avenue and Schuster Avenue
  • Cliff Drive immediately west of Oregon Street
  • River Avenue immediately west of Oregon Street
  • California Avenue immediately west of Oregon Street
  • Crosby Avenue between Stanton Street and Mesa Street

Lane Restrictions

  • Stanton Street between Main Drive and Missouri 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

KANSAS MAP 2

Streetcar Rail Work turns to Kansas Street, Downtown El Paso; Detours for Motorists, Sun Metro

Crews from Paso del Norte Trackworks will finalize underground utility work and begin laying rail on a portion of Kansas Street thru Downtown El Paso in the coming weeks, according to the Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority.

Beginning on Monday, October 3, 2016, Kansas Street will be reduced to a single southbound lane between Missouri Avenue and Texas Avenue to accommodate utility work which will last approximately one week. At this time, Main Drive will also be reduced to a single lane in each direction at Kansas Street for approximately three days. When work at Main and Kansas is complete, similar lane restrictions on Mills at Kansas will be required, also lasting approximately three days.

Beginning on Monday, October 10, 2016, crews are scheduled to begin preparing to lay rail on Kansas Street between Franklin Avenue and Overland Avenue this work will also reduce Kansas to a single southbound lane thru January. At that time Main, Mills, and San Antonio Avenue will be closed to thru traffic between Kansas and Stanton.

Texas Avenue will be reduced to a single lane in each direction at Kansas Street. Following this section of work, crews plan to continue moving south on Kansas Street between Overland Avenue and Paisano Drive.

Commuters travelling west on Interstate 10 from the Eastside, Mission Valley, Central, and Northeast El Paso who typically use Exit 19B/Downtown to Kansas Street, are encouraged to consider the following alternate routes:

  • I-10 to Exit 20/Cotton Street and access Downtown via Texas Avenue.
  • Loop 375/César Chávez Border Highway to Campbell Street to access Downtown.

Commuters travelling east on I-10 from the Westside, Upper Valley and Northwest El Paso are encouraged to consider the following alternate routes:

  • I-10 to Exit 18B/Porfirio Diaz Street to Franklin Avenue to Durango to Paisano to access Downtown.
  • Mesa Street to Texas Avenue.

To accommodate track work on Father Rahm Avenue, South Mesa Street and South Oregon Street will be closed to traffic between 4th Avenue and 6th Avenue beginning on Thursday, September 29, 2016, and lasting approximately eight weeks. Lane restrictions will also be in place on Santa Fe Street, El Paso Street and Stanton Street at Father Rahm Avenue.

Father Rahm Avenue remains closed to vehicular traffic between Santa Fe Street and Kansas Street. Kansas Street remains closed to vehicular traffic between Paisano Drive and Father Rahm Avenue.

Santa Fe Street will be closed to vehicular traffic between 3rd Avenue and 4th Avenue from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. on Sunday, October 2, and Monday, October 3, 2016. This closure is necessary for the installation of underground utilities. Following this closure, existing lane restrictions on Santa Fe Street will resume.

As rail work continues on North Oregon Street between Schuster Avenue and Nevada Avenue, crews close Schuster Avenue between El Paso Street and Stanton Street between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. on Monday, October 3, and Tuesday, October 4, 2016. This closure is necessary for the installation of track. Following this closure, existing lane restrictions on Schuster will resume.

Oregon Street remains reduce to a single northbound lane between Nevada and Schuster. River Avenue, California Avenue, Cliff Drive, and Crosby Avenue remain closed to thru traffic immediately west of Oregon.

Lane restrictions remain in place on Oregon Street between Nevada Avenue and Yandell Drive.

Street Closures, Lane Restrictions at Other Locations

The following street closures and lane restrictions will remain in place during the week of October 3, 2016:

Complete Closures

  • Santa Fe Street between Paisano Drive and San Antonio Drive
  • Main Drive immediately east of Santa Fe Street
  • Overland Avenue at Santa Fe Street
  • Crosby Avenue between Oregon Street and Stanton Street

Lane Restrictions

  • Santa Fe Street between Paisano Drive and Montestruc Court

Sun Metro Detours Routes Due to Construction

El Paso, Texas – Sun Metro will be required to detour routes near the downtown area starting on Sunday, October 2, 2016, due to street car construction.

Sun Metro staff will monitor the impacted areas and assist passengers as needed. Sun Metro drivers will make courtesy stops along the detoured routes as required. Some of the construction may result in delays to routes with stops at the Downtown Transfer Center.

DETOURS

Route 18 detour starting 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2nd through 6 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 3rd

Buses traveling outbound will not be impacted.

Buses traveling inbound south on Mesa will make a right on Executive, left onto Paisano and return to regular route.

Multiple detours starting Monday, Oct. 3rd-and continuing through Oct. 10th

Route 1

Buses traveling inbound on I-10 West will take the Cotton exit, make a left onto Cotton, right onto Myrtle and return to regular route.

Route 3

Buses traveling outbound from the Downtown Transit Center will get onto Fourth, make a left onto El Paso, left onto Paisano, left onto Santa Fe, left onto Loop 375 E and return to regular route.

Route 42

Buses traveling inbound on US-54 South will make a right onto Loop 375 W, right onto Campbell, left onto Myrtle and return to regular route.

Route 59

Buses traveling inbound on I-10 West will take the Cotton exit, make a left onto Cotton, right onto Myrtle and return to regular route.

Route 75

Buses traveling outbound on I-10 West will take the Cotton exit, make a left onto Cotton, right onto Myrtle, right onto Stanton, left onto Main, right onto Mesa, left onto University, right onto Oregon and return to regular route.

  • Commuters travelling west on Interstate 10 from the Eastside, Mission Valley, Central, and Northeast El Paso who use Exit 19B/Downtown to Kansas Street, are encouraged to use the following alternate routes: I-10 to Exit 20/Cotton Street and access Downtown via Texas Avenue.
  • Loop 375/César Chávez Border Highway to Campbell Street to access Downtown.

Alternate Routes into Downtown

KANSAS PHASE II Kansas PHASE I

Streetcar Work Closures on El Paso, Oregon Streets as Activity Accelerates on Father Rahm Avenue

Paso del Norte Trackworks will dedicate additional crews toward the completion of construction along Father Rahm Avenue beginning next week, according to the Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority which is managing construction of the El Paso Streetcar Project.

This is being done to complete work through the heart of South El Paso before the holiday shopping season.

FAther Rahm VerticleIt also comes as rail work is nearing completion along Kansas Street and making the turn on to Father Rahm Avenue, according to the CRRMA.

To accommodate increased construction activity in the area, beginning on Thursday, September 29, 2016, Mesa Street and Oregon Street will be closed to vehicular traffic between 4th Avenue and 6th Avenue.

Lane restrictions will be in place on Santa Fe Street, El Paso Street, and Stanton Street between 4th Avenue and 6th Avenue. Father Rahm Avenue and Kansas Street remain closed to vehicular traffic.

Also beginning on Thursday, September 29, 2016, crews will continue work on the foundations for poles which will support the Overhead Contact System (OCS) which will power the streetcars. As a result, moving lane closures will be in place along Kansas Street between Franklin Avenue and Paisano Drive.

Kansas Street will be reduced to a single southbound lane within this area. Also as part of this work, Main Drive will be reduced to one lane in each direction at Kansas Street.

Beginning on Tuesday, September 27, 2016, crews will continue underground utility relocation work along Wyoming Avenue and Oregon Street.

As a result, Wyoming Avenue will be reduced to a single eastbound lane at Oregon Street at that time. This lane restriction will impact motorists using the Exit 19 to access Downtown from eastbound Interstate 10.

Santa Fe Street remains closed to vehicular traffic between San Antonio Avenue and Paisano Drive. Crews are finalizing rail installation there and paving the street as well. Lane restrictions remain in place on Santa Fe between Franklin Avenue and San Antonio Avenue and between Paisano Drive and Montestruc Court.

Overland Avenue, Main Drive, and Sheldon Court remain closed to vehicular traffic at Santa Fe Street.

The following street closures and lane restrictions will remain in place during the week of September 26, 2016:

Street Closures:

  • Oregon Street between Nevada Avenue and Schsuter Avenue (open to northbound traffic only)
  • Crosby Avenue, Cliff Drive, California Avenue, and River Avenue immediately west of Oregon Street
  • Crosby Avenue between Oregon Street and Stanton Street (excluding intersections)
  • Oregon Street between Wyoming Avenue and Missouri Avenue

Lane Restrictions

  • Oregon Street between Yandell Drive and Nevada Avenue
  • Wyoming Avenue between Santa Fe Street and Kansas Street
  • Stanton Street between Franklin Avenue and Missouri Avenue

Father Rahm Advisory Map

Vid+Map: Starting Tuesday, Crews Prep to Lay Rail on Oregon Street South of Schuster Avenue

Motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists will encounter new traffic patterns along Oregon Street in the coming days as crews from Paso del Norte Trackworks continue advancing rail work there.

All lanes of Oregon Street will be open to traffic between Schuster Avenue and Glory Road by Friday, September 2, 2016.

Football fans attending this weekend’s University of Texas at El Paso/New Mexico State University football game at the Sun Bowl should continue to use caution in this area as some work on sidewalks and pedestrian ramps is on-going.

Beginning on Tuesday, September 6, Oregon Street will be open to northbound traffic only between Schuster Avenue and Nevada Avenue.  Also at this time, Schuster Avenue will be reduced to one lane in each direction at Oregon Street. Crosby Avenue, Cliff Drive, California Avenue, and River Avenue will also be closed to traffic immediately west of Oregon Street.

Pedestrian crossings will be in place at Schuster, California, and Nevada. These closures are necessary as crews will soon begin laying rail along this section of Oregon Street. They will remain in place for approximately three months.

As crews continue storm drain work on Father Rahm Avenue, motorists should expect to encounter flaggers at the intersection of Stanton Street and Father Rahm between Tuesday, September 6, and Friday, September 9, 2016. Stanton Street will remain open to north-south traffic. Motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists are encouraged to use extra caution in this intersection.

As work continues along the 4.8 mile route, the following street closures and lane restrictions will remain in place during the week of September 2:

Complete Closures

  • Oregon Street between Wyoming Avenue and Missouri Avenue
  • Santa Fe Street between Third Avenue and Father Rahm Avenue (weeknights 6pm to 4am)
  • Crosby Avenue between Oregon Street and Stanton Street (excluding intersections)
  • Father Rahm Avenue between Kansas Street and Santa Fe Street (excluding intersections)
  • Kansas Street between Paisano Drive and Father Rahm Avenue (including intersections)

Lane Restrictions

  • Santa Fe Street between Paisano Drive and Montestruc Court
  • Oregon Street between Nevada Avenue and Yandell Drive
  • Wyoming Avenue between Santa Fe Street and Kansas Street
  • Stanton Street at Father Rahm Avenue
  • Mesa Street at Father Rahm Avenue
  • Campbell Street at First Avenue

Much of the work associated with the El Paso Streetcar Project cannot be completed during or immediately following heavy rain. As monsoon rains continues across the Desert Southwest, occasional unanticipated changes in scheduled construction activities may be required.

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August 31-01

Streetcar Project Work Continues as Restoration of PCC Cars Revealed

More than 1,900 miles from the street reconstruction, utility relocation, and rail welding of the El Paso Streetcar Project, the vintage vehicles which will roll again through Sun City streets are undergoing a transformation of their own.

The Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority (CRRMA) has released new photos of one of the historic streetcars which is being restored for the rigors of daily service by experts at Brookville Equipment Corporation in Brookville, Penn.

“We’ve been watching as this project becomes a reality in terms of the concrete and steel which we can see along the route, but it’s also exciting to see progress on the cars which are a signature component of this project,” said Raymond Telles, Executive Director of the CRRMA. “These photos also remind us of the multi-faceted nature of this project which includes restoration of the vintgage cars, extensive work along 4.8 mile route, construction of a maintenance storage facility downtown, and placement of the overhead contact system which will power the streetcars.”

The newly released photos show car number 1506 stripped down to its bare metal frame and sandblasted. All six of the historic Presidential Conference Committee (PCC) streetcars being restored by Brookville, will be upgraded with modern amenities including Wi-Fi and air conditioning while retaining the historic look and feel of the original streetcar line.

Each of the cars will be painted in one of three color schemes reflecting those used on El Paso’s streetcars before service was discontinued in 1974.

But before the streetcars can return to service in late 2018, much work remains for the crews of Paso del Norte Trackworks who are readying the route. Motorists should be aware of the following changes in traffic patterns in the coming days.

Overnight closures of Santa Fe Street will resume on Monday, August 29, 2016. Santa Fe will be closed to north-south traffic between Third Avenue and Father Rahm Avenue from 6pm to 4am Mondays thru Fridays. These closures will last for approximately three weeks. During the day and on weekends, current lane restrictions will remain in place on Santa Fe between Paisano Drive and Montestruc Court.

Lane restrictions remain in place on Santa Fe Street between Paisano Drive and Franklin Avenue as track work continues in this area. San Antonio Avenue reopened immediately east of Santa Fe Street while Overland Avenue is now closed immediately east of Santa Fe. Main Drive remains closed to traffic immediately east of Santa Fe Street.

Storm drain replacement related to the El Paso Streetcar Project continues, meaning Father Rahm Avenue remains closed between Santa Fe Street and Kansas Street. While north-south cross streets remain open at Father Rahm, motorists should expect to encounter lane restrictions on El Paso Street, Mesa Street and Stanton Street at Father Rahm.

Lane restrictions remain in place on Oregon Street between University Avenue and Yandell Drive. Crosby, River, California, and Nevada Avenues and Cliff Drive also remain closed immediately west of Oregon Street.  Hague Road and Rim Road have now reopened immediately west of Oregon Street.

As work continues at other locations along the 4.8 mile route, the following street closures and lane restrictions will remain in place during the week of August 29, 2016:

Complete Closures

  • Stanton Street between Missouri Avenue and Wyoming Avenue
  • Oregon Street between Missouri Avenue and Wyoming Avenue
  • Kansas Street between Paisano Drive and Father Rahm Avenue (including intersections)
  • Crosby Avenue between Oregon and Schuster (excluding intersections)
  • Crosby, River, California, and Nevada Avenues and Cliff Drive immediately west of Oregon Street

Lane Restrictions

  • Wyoming Avenue between Santa Fe Street and Kansas Street
  • Oregon Street between Schuster Avenue and Yandell Drive
  • Missouri Avenue at Stanton Street
  • Campbell Street at First Avenue

Weather Impacts

Much of the work associated with the El Paso Streetcar Project cannot be completed during or immediately following heavy rain. As monsoon rains continues across the Desert Southwest, occasional unanticipated changes in scheduled construction activities may be required.

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Sections of Oregon Street near UTEP Reopen Friday

Key sections of Oregon Street near to the University of Texas at El Paso will reopen to traffic before classes resume for UTEP’s fall semester, the Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority announced Thursday.

All lanes of Oregon Street will reopen between University Avenue and Glory Road on Friday, August 19, 2016.

Also at that time, Oregon Street will reopen to northbound and southbound traffic between University Avenue and Schuster Avenue, however lane restrictions will remain in place there. Lane restrictions will also remain in place on Oregon Street between Schuster Avenue and Yandell Drive and on University Avenue at Oregon Street.

This section of Oregon Street marks the first time in the El Paso Streetcar Project that a section of street has reopened to traffic with newly-installed tracks embedded in the roadway. While crews have completed underground utility work, paving, sidewalk replacement, temporary striping, and track placement in this section, crews will have to return to install permanent striping and poles which will suspend the Overhead Contact System (OCS) which will power the streetcars.

The exact date for OCS pole installation has not been determined. Because pole foundations have already be placed, the installation of each pole only requires a small section of one lane to be closed for a few hours.

Much of the work associated with the El Paso Streetcar Project cannot be completed during or immediately following heavy rain. As monsoon moisture moves into the Desert Southwest, occasional unanticipated changes in scheduled construction activities may take place.

As work continues at other locations along the 4.8 mile route, the following street closures and lane restrictions will remain in place during the week of August 22:

Complete Closures

  • Stanton Street between Missouri Avenue and Wyoming Avenue
  • Oregon Street between Missouri Avenue and Wyoming Avenue
  • Crosby Avenue between Oregon Street and Stanton Street (Excluding intersections)
  • Father Rahm Avenue between Kansas Street and Santa Fe Street (Excluding intersections)
  • Kansas Street between Paisano Drive and Father Rahm Avenue (Including intersections)
  • Rim Road west of Oregon Street
  • Hague Road west of Oregon Street

Lane Restrictions

  • Santa Fe Street between Franklin Avenue and Montestruc Court
  • Wyoming Avenue between Santa Fe Street and Kansas Street
  • Missouri Avenue at Stanton Street
  • Oregon Street at Father Rahm Avenue
  • El Paso Street at Father Rahm Avenue
  • Campbell Street at First Avenue 

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August18-01 (1)

Streetcar work means Overnight Closures for Santa Fe Street in South El Paso Monday

As work on the El Paso Streetcar Project accelerates, motorists who use Santa Fe Street in Downtown El Paso and South El Paso will be impacted by lane restrictions and overnight closures in the coming days, according to the Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority (CRRMA).

Beginning on Monday, July 25, 2016, crews from Paso del Norte Trackworks will close Santa Fe Street between Third Avenue and Father Rahm Avenue to all traffic weeknights from 6 p.m. to 4 a.m. During daytime hours, existing lane restrictions will resume along Santa Fe Street between Paisano Drive andCésar Chávez Border Highway (Loop 375). Overnight closures are expected to last approximately three weeks.

The Border West Expressway Project also has overnight closures of César Chávez Border Highway (Loop 375) between Park Street and U.S. 54 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. which continue through Friday, July 22, and will resume Monday, July 25, through Friday, July 29.

Both project teams have coordinated to ensure residents of the Chihuahuita Historic District have 24-hour access by traveling via Oregon Street or Mesa Street to Border Highway to Santa Fe Street.

As was previously announced, crews from Paso del Norte Trackworks have begun preparing to lay rail on Santa Fe Street between Franklin Avenue and Paisano Drive. This work includes removing asphalt along the eastern side of the street. When asphalt is removed and the ground has been properly prepared, crews will lay the rail.

As a result, Santa Fe Street will be reduced to one lane in each direction between Franklin and Paisano starting on Wednesday. Occasional closures of San Antonio Avenue and Overland Avenue at Santa Fe Street will also be required. Work in this section of the route is to last for approximately ten weeks.

Rail work also continues on Oregon Street between Schuster Avenue and Glory Road and on Kansas Street between Paisano Drive and Father Rahm Avenue.

As other work continues along the El Paso Streetcar Project’s 4.8 mile route, the following traffic patterns remain in place:

Missouri Avenue remains reduced to one westbound lane at Stanton Street. This lane restriction will last for approximately three weeks as crews continue utility relocation work. While Missouri will remain open, motorists who use Exit19B/Downtown from westbound Interstate 10 should consider turning left on Kansas Street or right on Campbell Street to avoid the lane restrictions.

Motorists should also consider using Exit 19A/Mesa Street and Exit 20/Cotton Street.

Stanton Street also remains closed to all traffic between Franklin Avenue and Missouri Avenue. Utility relocation work will continue moving north on Stanton Street in the coming weeks.

Complete Closures

  • Oregon Street between Cincinnati Avenue and Glory Road
  • Oregon Street between Schuster Avenue and Cincinnati Avenue (open to northbound traffic only)
  • Stanton Street between Mississippi Avenue and Cincinnati Avenue
  • Baltimore Drive between Mesa Street and Kansas Street
  • Crosby Avenue between Stanton Street and Kansas Street
  • Rim Road west of Oregon Street
  • Hague Road west of Oregon Street
  • Main Drive closed at Santa Fe Street
  • Father Rahm Avenue between Santa Fe Street and Kansas Street

Lane Restrictions

  • Oregon Street between Schuster Avenue and Main Drive
  • Franklin Avenue between Santa Fe Street and Kansas Street
  • Santa Fe Street between Paisano Drive and Loop 375
  • Stanton Street between Cliff Drive and Schuster Avenue
  • Campbell Street at First Avenue
  • University Avenue at Oregon Street
  • Schuster Avenue at Oregon Street
  • El Paso Street at Father Rahm Avenue

As utility relocation work continues, overnight closures of Santa Fe Street between Father Rahm Avenue and Third Avenue will be required in the coming weeks. An exact date for this closure has not been announced.

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Santa Fe Advisory July 19-02

Streetcar Rail Work begins on Santa Fe Street, Lane Restrictions Set for Wednesday

Rail work associated with the El Paso Streetcar Project will expand to a third location this week, the Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority announced Monday.

Beginning on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, crews from Paso del Norte Trackworks will begin preparing to lay rail on Santa Fe Street between Franklin Avenue and Paisano Drive. This work includes removing asphalt along the eastern side of the street. When asphalt is removed and the ground has been properly prepared, crews will lay the rail.

As a result, Santa Fe Street will be reduced to one lane in each direction between Franklin and Paisano starting on Wednesday. Occasional closures of San Antonio Avenue and Overland Avenue at Santa Fe Street will also be required.

Work in this section of the route is to last for approximately ten weeks.

Rail work also continues on Oregon Street between Schuster Avenue and Glory Road and on Kansas Street between Paisano Drive and Father Rahm Avenue.

As other work continues along the El Paso Streetcar Project’s 4.8 mile route, the following traffic patterns remain in place:

Missouri Avenue remains reduced to one westbound lane at Stanton Street. This lane restriction will last for approximately three weeks as crews continue utility relocation work.

While Missouri will remain open, motorists who use Exit19B/Downtown from westbound Interstate 10 should consider turning left on Kansas Street or right on Campbell Street to avoid the lane restrictions. Motorists should also consider using Exit 19A/Mesa Street and Exit 20/Cotton Street.

Stanton Street also remains closed to all traffic between Franklin Avenue and Missouri Avenue. Utility relocation work will continue moving north on Stanton Street in the coming weeks.

Complete Closures

  • Oregon Street between Cincinnati Avenue and Glory Road
  • Oregon Street between Schuster Avenue and Cincinnati Avenue (open to northbound traffic only)
  • Stanton Street between Mississippi Avenue and Cincinnati Avenue
  • Baltimore Drive between Mesa Street and Kansas Street
  • Crosby Avenue between Stanton Street and Kansas Street
  • Rim Road west of Oregon Street
  • Hague Road west of Oregon Street
  • Main Drive closed at Santa Fe Street
  • Father Rahm Avenue between Santa Fe Street and Kansas Street

Lane Restrictions

  • Oregon Street between Schuster Avenue and Main Drive
  • Franklin Avenue between Santa Fe Street and Kansas Street
  • Santa Fe Street between Paisano Drive and Loop 375
  • Stanton Street between Cliff Drive and Schuster Avenue
  • Campbell Street at First Avenue
  • University Avenue at Oregon Street
  • Schuster Avenue at Oregon Street
  • El Paso Street at Father Rahm Avenue

Other Upcoming Closures and Lane Restrictions

As utility relocation work continues, overnight closures of Santa Fe Street between Father Rahm Avenue and Third Avenue will be required in the coming weeks. An exact date for this closure has not been announced.

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Santa Fe Advisory July 18-01

Franklin to Re-Open, Stanton Street to close as Streetcar Utility Work Continues

As crews continue laying rail for the El Paso Streetcar project on Oregon Street, utility relocation work continues elsewhere along the route requiring the following street closures and lane restrictions, many of which begin after the Independence Day weekend.

Beginning on Wednesday, July 6, 2016, Stanton Street is scheduled to close to thru traffic between Franklin Avenue and Missouri Avenue. This closure is expected to last for approximately four weeks. Franklin Avenue, which is presently closed, will once again be open but reduced to one lane at Stanton Street.

Additionally, motorists should expect lane closures on Franklin Avenue between Santa Fe Street and Oregon Street and between Mesa Street and Stanton Street.

Stanton Street will be closed to thru traffic between Cincinnati Avenue and Mississippi Avenue. Baltimore Drive will be closed to thru traffic between Kansas Street and Mesa Street. An exact date for these closures has not been announced.

This closure, which is necessary to allow crews to relocate underground utilities in the intersection of Stanton and Baltimore, is expected to last approximately three weeks.

El Paso Street will also be reduced to one northbound lane at Father Rahm Avenue. This closure, which is expected to last for approximately four weeks is necessary to allow crews to safely install underground storm drain lines along Father Rahm Avenue.

Additionally, one northbound lane of Santa Fe Street will be closed to traffic between Main Drive and Franklin Avenue. Main will be closed to all traffic at Franklin at this time. These closures are expected to last approximately 2-3 weeks.

Also beginning on Wednesday, lane restrictions will be in place on Oregon Street between Missouri Avenue and Franklin Avenue. This closure will last approximately one week as crews relocate waste water lines.

Oregon Street remains reduced to a single northbound lane between Schuster Avenue and University Avenue as crews continue removing asphalt in preparation to begin laying rail in that section of street. The closure in this work zone is expected to last through September.

It also remains reduced to a single northbound lane between University Avenue and Glory Road thru mid-August. Work is underway laying rail at this location. The closure in this work zone is expected to last thru mid-August.

As work continues along the El Paso Streetcar Project’s 4.8 mile route, the following traffic patterns will remain in place during the week of July 4:

COMPLETE CLOSURES

  • Father Rahm Avenue between Santa Fe Street and Kansas Street
  • Kansas Street between Paisano Drive and Father Rahm Avenue
  • Stanton Street between Robinson Avenue and Kerbey Avenue
  • Boston Avenue between Mesa Street and Kansas Street
  • Crosby Avenue between Mesa Street and Stanton Street
  • Rim Road west of Oregon Street
  • Hague Road west of Oregon Street

LANE RESTRICTIONS

  • Franklin Avenue between Santa Fe Street and Oregon Street
  • Santa Fe Street between Paisano Drive and Loop 375
  • Stanton Street between Cliff Drive and Schuster Avenue
  • Campbell Street at First Avenue
  • Schuster Avenue at Oregon
  • University Avenue at Oregon

OTHER UPCOMING CLOSURES AND LANE RESTRICTIONS

In the coming weeks, overnight closures will be required on Santa Fe Street between Third Avenue and Father Rahm Avenue. An exact date for these closures has not yet been announced.

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As 1st Streetcar Rails are Welded Wednesday, Closures Expand Along Route

Contractors for the Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority (CRRMA) will weld the first rail for the El Paso Streetcar Project on Oregon Street near the University of Texas at El Paso on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, other crews continue making progress at several other locations along the 4.8 mile route.

To safely accommodate track-related work within this work zone, Oregon Street has been reduced to a single northbound lane between Glory Road and University Avenue thru mid-August. Occasional complete closures will be necessary, including a complete closure of Oregon Street between Glory Road and Cincinnati Avenue which began on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, and will last for approximately one week.

To complete this project on schedule, multiple crews are working on several tasks in several areas along the 4.8 mile route simultaneously.  Link to most updated comprehensive map HERE.

Beginning on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, lane closures will be in place along Franklin Avenue between Santa Fe Street and Oregon Street and between Mesa Street and Stanton Street as crews work on underground utilities.

On Monday, June 27, 2016, Franklin Avenue will close to all traffic east of Stanton Street as crews resume utility relocation work there. Additionally, Oregon Street will be reduced to a single northbound lane between University Avenue and Schuster Avenue as crews begin preparing that section of street for rail. The closure in this work zone is expected to last through September.

This closure is expected to remain in place for approximately one week. Motorists who use northbound Franklin Street to access I-10 eastbound from Downtown El Paso should consider alternate routes such as Wyoming Avenue or Campbell Street to Franklin Avenue. When this section of work is complete, Stanton Street will close to all traffic between Franklin Avenue and Missouri Avenue.

Crews from Paso del Norte Trackworks continue utility relocation and storm drain upgrades in other locations along the 4.8 mile route. Motorists, pedestrians and cyclists are asked to be aware of work at the following locations during the week of June 27:

COMPLETE CLOSURES

  • Father Rahm Avenue between Santa Fe Street and Kansas Street
  • Kansas Street between Paisano Drive and Father Rahm Avenue
  • Stanton Street between Robinson Avenue and Kerbey Avenue
  • Boston Avenue between Mesa Street and Kansas Street
  • Crosby Avenue between Mesa Street and Stanton Street
  • Main Drive closed at Santa Fe Street
  • Rim Road west of Oregon Street

LANE RESTRICTIONS

  • Santa Fe Street between Franklin Avenue and Main Drive
  • Santa Fe Street between Paisano Drive and Loop 375
  • Stanton Street between Cliff Drive and Schuster Avenue
  • Franklin Avenue between Mesa Street and Stanton Street
  • Campbell Street at First Avenue
  • University Avenue at Oregon

OTHER UPCOMING CLOSURES AND LANE RESTRICTIONS

  • As utility relocation work continues along Stanton Street, the intersection of Stanton Street and Baltimore Drive will close to all traffic in the coming weeks. An exact date for this closure has not been announced.

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Streetcar Work Means Stanton Closures move Northward Beginning Monday, June 6th

Crews from Paso del Norte Trackworks will move closures on Kansas Street and Stanton Street northward as they continue work on utility relocation and storm drain replacement related to the El Paso Streetcar Project, the Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority (CRRMA) announced Thursday.

Stanton Street will be closed to thru traffic between Blanchard Avenue and Boston Avenue beginning on Monday, June 6, 2016. University Avenue will remain closed between Kansas Street and Mesa Street. Kerbey Avenue will remain open to east-west traffic.

The intersection of Stanton Street and Hague Road is scheduled to re-open at this time.

Kansas Street remains closed to thru traffic between Paisano Drive and Father Rahm Avenue until mid-August as crews continue working on storm drains there.

Kansas Street is scheduled to thru traffic between First Avenue and Paisano Drive on Thursday, June 9, 2016. Lane restrictions will be in place on Kansas Street between Overland Avenue and First Avenue.

The closure is necessary to allow crews to work on storm drains along Kansas Street and is expected to last approximately two weeks.

Franklin Avenue remains closed to all traffic east of Stanton Street. Stanton Street remains be reduced to one lane at Franklin. These closures are scheduled to last for approximately one more week.

Motorists who usually pass through the Franklin/Stanton intersection to access Interstate 10 eastbound should consider using Wyoming Avenue as an alternate route.

When that work is complete, Stanton Street will be completely closed between Franklin Avenue and Missouri Avenue. Franklin Avenue will be reduced to one lane. These closures will last for about a month.

Kansas Street remains closed between Paisano Drive and Father Rahm Avenue. East-west cross streets are also closed at Kansas Street. Meanwhile, Father Rahm Avenue remains closed to traffic between Santa Fe Street and Kansas Street. North-south cross streets remain open.

Lane Restrictions at Other Locations During Week of June 6

  • Oregon Street from Arizona Avenue to Glory Road
  • Santa Fe Street from Paisano Drive to Loop 375
  • Campbell Street at First Avenue
  • Stanton Street from Cliff Drive to Schuster Avenue
  • Franklin Avenue from Mesa Street to Stanton Street
  • Kansas Street from Overland Avenue to First Avenue

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Major Streetcar Work to Start after Memorial Day; Many Downtown Street Closures

The route you use to leave Downtown El Paso could be blocked by construction beginning the week after Memorial Day.

As part of the El Paso Streetcar Project, contractors are relocating underground utilities along Stanton Street. This work requires a series of street closures beginning on Tuesday, May 31, 2016.

The first step includes a complete closure of Franklin Avenue east of Stanton Street. Also at this time, Stanton Street will be reduced to one lane at Franklin. These Closures will last for approximately two weeks.

If you usually pass through the Franklin/Stanton intersection to access Interstate 10 eastbound, consider using Wyoming Avenue as an alternate route.

When that work is complete, Stanton Street will be completely closed between Franklin Avenue and Missouri Avenue. Franklin Avenue will be reduced to one lane. These closures will last for about a month.

Also beginning during the week of May 30, 2016, Stanton Street will closed to thru traffic between Kerbey Avenue and Blanchard Avenue.

University Avenue will close to thru traffic between Kansas Street and Mesa Street.

Stanton Street will remain closed to thru traffic between Blacker Avenue and Rim Road. Hague Road will remain closed to thru traffic between Kansas Street and Mesa Street.

These closures are necessary as crews relocate utility lines. As work is completed, closures will move north into other intersections along Stanton Street including Boston and Baltimore.

Santa Fe Street remains reduced to one lane in each direction between Franklin Avenue and San Antonio Avenue. Main Drive remains closed to thru traffic at Santa Fe. Additionally, intermittent lane closures continue on Santa Fe Street between Loop 375 and Paisano Drive.

Kansas Street remains closed between Paisano Drive and Father Rahm Avenue. East-west cross streets are also closed at Kansas Street. Meanwhile, Father Rahm Avenue remains closed to traffic between Santa Fe Street and Kansas Street. North-south cross streets remain open.

Lane Restrictions at Other Locations During Week of May 30

  • Oregon Street from Glory Road to University Avenue
  • Oregon Street from Schuster Avenue to Nevada Avenue
  • Santa Fe Street from Paisano Drive to Loop 375
  • Campbell Street at First Avenue
  • Stanton Street from Schuster Avenue to Cliff Drive
  • Glory Road from Mesa Street to Oregon Street
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Streetcar Work Requires Closures at Stanton & Hague, Temporary Lane Reductions on Wyoming

Streetcar utility relocation work will move into two new intersections later this week requiring motorists to consider alternate routes. Elsewhere, work continues at several locations along the 4.8 mile long route including utility relocation work and track work.

Beginning on Thursday, May 19, 2016, Stanton Street will be closed to thru traffic from Blacker Avenue to Cliff Drive. Hague Road will be closed to thru traffic from Kansas Street to Mesa Street. Crosby Avenue will remain closed to thru traffic between Kansas Street and Mesa Street for the rest of the week.

Lane reductions will remain in place on Schuster Avenue at Stanton Street until next week. Rim Road will remain open to east-west traffic at Stanton Street.

As work is completed, closures will move north into other intersections along Stanton Street including University, Boston and Baltimore.

Also on Thursday, May 19, 2016, Wyoming Avenue will be reduced to two lanes at Oregon Street. This one-day closure will be take place between 9am and 3pm. Motorists who use Exit 19/Downtown from I-10 eastbound should consider alternate routes during this time including used Exit 18B/Porfirio Diaz Street.

Santa Fe Street remains reduced to one lane in each direction between Franklin Avenue and San Antonio Avenue. Main Drive remains closed to thru traffic at Santa Fe. Additionally, intermittent lane closures continue on Santa Fe Street between Loop 375 and Paisano Drive.

Lane restrictions continue through the intersection of Mesa Street and Franklin Avenue. In the coming weeks, work will require a complete closure of Franklin Avenue at Stanton Street and a complete closure of Stanton Street between Franklin Avenue and Wyoming Avenue.

An exact date for that work has not yet been announced.

Oregon Street remains reduced to one lane in each direction between Glory Road and University Avenue. University Avenue remains reduced to one lane in each direction at Oregon Street.  Cincinnati Avenue and Robinson Avenue remain closed to thru traffic at Oregon. These closures will last through mid-August.

Track work will be primarily focused in zones which are several blocks long. Work in each zone will take several months to complete and typically progresses in the following fashion:

  • Remove all existing pavement where necessary
  • Precisely level the exposed ground by removing existing dirt and rock and replacing it with new material and in some locations installing new curb and sidewalks. (This phase will require three to six weeks to complete)
  • Lay and weld rail segments which average 540 feet in length
  • Pour 12-inch thick concrete slab around rail, requiring two to three weeks to fully set
  • Finalize roadway repairs including final striping

Lane Restrictions, Complete Closures Continue at Other Locations

  • Kansas Street: Complete closure from Paisano Drive to Father Rahm Avenue.
  • Father Rahm Avenue: Complete closure from Santa Fe Street to Kansas Street.
  • Oregon Street: Intermittent lane closures from University Avenue to Yandell Drive.
  • Stanton Street: Intermittent lane closures from Baltimore Drive to Yandell Drive.

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