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Workforce Solutions Borderplex: Businesses for El Paso Summer Youth Jobs Program Needed

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) is looking for local businesses to join in the 2018 season of the El Paso Summer Youth Employment, also known as Hire El Paso’s Youth, which strives to put regional youth to work.

Via a news release, WSB officials say, “This impactful program provides first-time, real job experience that sets youth on a path to be successful and workforce-ready.”

To that end, Workforce Solutions has launched two youth employment initiatives for summer 2018: Hire El Paso Youth Work Program and the Earn & Learn Program.

The Hire El Paso Work Program will subsidize 100 percent of a paid work experience for 100 youth between the ages of 16-24 for 20-40 hours a week and for up to 12 weeks.

Earn & Learn Program, will subsidize 100 percent of the paid work experience for 85 youth with disabilities between the ages of 14-22 for 30 hours a week and for up to 7 weeks.

For either program, participating youth must meet specific requirements.

Employers participating in the Earn & Learn Program will receive insights and recommendations as to how to best serve customers with disabilities and learn how to easily adapt workplaces to employ persons with disabilities.

WSB officials add, “Overall, employers will benefit from having a motivated, young adult in their workplace, while giving them a crucial career-building opportunity.  Hire El Paso’s Youth has a far-reaching impact on our region, that builds a pipeline for the local workforce, with many youth returning to the same employer for multiple years.”

The summer job opportunities also provide valuable life lessons for the youth such as learning the importance of attendance and punctuality; articulating themselves professionally in a workplace setting; and learning how to accept direction and constructive criticism.

Employer mentors who have taken part in the program in previous years indicate that the mentorship time they spend with their young employees is critical to the future success of our community and increases their own engagement in their work.

For more information on how businesses can take part in the El Paso Summer Youth Employment programs,  contact the Business Services Unit at 915-887-2332 or at Business@borderplexjobs.com.

TxDoT/Go10 Project Closures, Detours for Week of March 5th

GO 10 is targeting the week of March 19 to close the Sunland Park Drive flyover entrance ramp to I-10 Eastbound. Once closed, the flyover ramp will stay closed for several months, possibly into early summer.

Pinpointing an exact closing date and opening date can be difficult in the field of highway construction because the work can be affected by many unpredictable factors, such as weather.

Closure of the Sunland flyover ramp is necessary so crews can demolish and re-build the pavement that physically connects the ramp to Sunland Park Drive. Once complete, the plan is to open the all-new Sunland flyover to traffic.

The I-10/Sunland Park interchange is the most complex section of GO 10’s six-mile work zone because it involves the demolition and re-construction of two bridges over I-10, as well as the construction of two brand new overpasses.

Keep in mind, GO 10’s broader goal is to be substantially complete with structures at I-10 and Sunland Park by December this year. To achieve that December goal, drivers can expect 2018 to bring:

  • more disruptive closures to the I-10/Sunland Park interchange
  • more significant detour routes
  • traffic slowdowns that can affect adjacent roads, such as South Mesa Hills Drive and Doniphan Drive.
I-10 East @ North Mesa

 

Overnight

March 5-8

9 pm each night to 6 am each following morning

·      I-10 Eastbound will close completely between North Mesa Street (Exit 11) and Sunland Park Drive.

·      The North Mesa Street entrance ramp to I-10 Eastbound will close.

·      The Resler Drive flyover entrance ramp to I-10 Eastbound will close.

·      The Sunland Park flyover entrance ramp to I-10 Eastbound will close.

 

Detour:  Eastbound traffic will exit at North Mesa Street (Exit 11) and take Doniphan Drive to Sunland Park Drive. Traffic may re-enter I-10 Eastbound from the Sunland Park Drive entrance ramp.

 

Sunland Park Drive

 

 

 

24/7

Possibly March 19 through early summer

 

March 19 is a target date. A definite start date will be announced soon.

 

·      The Sunland Park Drive flyover entrance ramp to I-10 Eastbound will be inaccessible.

 

Closure of the Sunland flyover ramp is anticipated to be a high impact condition. During this closure, drivers are encouraged to consider taking alternate routes when they can or avoid the I-10/Sunland Park interchange during peak rush hours.

 

For drivers who must travel through the interchange, they may like to consider carpooling to help reduce the number of vehicles on the road; plus, they may like to give themselves more time to arrive at their destinations on time.

 

Employers may like to offer employees the ability to work remotely or encourage meetings be conducted via teleconference rather than in-person when possible.

 

MAPS: GO10 Project Closures, Detours for Week of March 19th Announced

Texas Department of Transportation officials announced the new set of detours and road closures starting Monday, March 20th.

I-10 & Mesa

Continuous – through Friday, March 24

  • The right turn-only lane on eastbound North Mesa St (SH 20) is closed between Osborne Dr and South Desert Blvd.
  • The right through lane on eastbound North Mesa St (SH 20) will close between Osborne Dr and South Desert Blvd, but only when necessary and only during the day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Note: Access to businesses will remain open at all times.  [No Map]

Daytime – Monday, March 20 through Friday, March 24

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day

  • The right lane on eastbound North Mesa St (SH 20) will close between Osborne Dr and Remcon Cir.

This closure is required to accommodate follow-up work related to the March 12th demolition of the I-10 East Overpass. Crews will be hauling away rubble and removing final column footings. [Map 1]

 

Overnight – Monday, March 20 and Tuesday, March 21

9 p.m. each night to 6 a.m. each morning

  • I-10 Eastbound will reduce to one lane between Thorn Ave and North Mesa St (SH 20).

Crews will be adjusting barrier walls and re-striping lanes. Please slowdown in this area. [No Map]

 

I-10 & Sunland

Overnight – The following closures will go into effect at 9 p.m. each night, re-opening at 6 a.m. each morning:

  • Sunday, March 19 through Thursday, March 23The Sunland Park Flyover Entrance Ramp to I-10 Eastbound will close.
  • Sunday, March 19 and Monday, March 20The Sunland Entrance Ramp to I-10 Westbound will close.
  • Thursday, March 23The southbound lanes on Sunland Park Drive (southbound means traveling toward Doniphan Dr) will reduce to one lane where Sunland Park Drive passes over I-10.

Crews are conducting prep work for the eventual removal of the Sunland Flyover Ramp. [Map 2]

 

Daytime – Monday, March 20 through Friday, March 24

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day

  • The two-lane Sunland Exit Ramp (Exit 13, Westbound) will reduce to one lane. [No Map]

 

Daytime – Monday, March 20 and Tuesday, March 21

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day

  • I-10 in both directions will reduce to two lanes between Buena Vista and the Sunland Park Overpass. [Map 2]

 

Overnight – Tuesday, March 21 through Thursday, March 23

9 p.m. each night to 6 a.m. each morning

  • I-10 Eastbound will reduce to one lane between the Sunland Park Overpass and Buena Vista.

Crews will be re-striping lanes. [Map 3]

 

Overnight – Wednesday, March 22 and Thursday, March 23

9 p.m. each night to 6 a.m. each morning

  • I-10 Westbound will reduce to one lane between the Sunland Park Overpass and about 100 feet past the Resler Flyover Bridge.
  • The Sunland Park Entrance Ramp to I-10 Westbound will close.
  • The Resler Exit Ramp (Exit 12) from I-10 West will close.

Crews will be erecting a high mast luminaire in the area. [Map 3]

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Streetcar Work Heads Downtown Starting Wednesday

Work related to the El Paso Streetcar project in some key Downtown intersections will require changes in traffic patterns beginning this week, according to the Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority.

Crews from Paso del Norte Trackworks will replace traffic signals at the Mesa Street/Franklin Avenue intersection beginning on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. While the traffic signals are being replaced, a temporary all-way stop will be in place.

Off-duty police officers will assist with traffic control during this work which is scheduled to last approximately three days. Lane reductions and left turn restrictions at this intersection will remain in place.

The work was scheduled to take advantage of decreased traffic in Downtown during the week of Spring Break.

Crews from Paso del Norte Trackworks will continue work on concrete crosswalks on Santa Fe Street at Main Drive adjacent to the Judson F. Williams Convention Center.

Beginning on Thursday, March 16, 2017, to accommodate this work, northbound traffic on Santa Fe Street will be detoured right onto Main Drive, left onto El Paso Street, right onto Franklin Avenue and allowed to proceed north on Oregon Street.

Southbound traffic will be allowed to continue flowing on Santa Fe Street through lane restrictions between Franklin Avenue and San Antonio Avenue.

This detour will remain in place for approximately three weeks. PDNT has scheduled all high-impact closures on Santa Fe Street between Franklin and San Antonio to be completed before El Paso Chihuahuas Opening Day on April 6.

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Kansas, Santa Fe Streets will Re-Open at Paisano Drive Overnight

Following two weeks of round-the-clock work, crews from Paso del Norte Track works will re-open Kansas Street and Santa Fe Street at Paisano Drive overnight tonight, according to the Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority.

Both intersections have been closed for fourteen days as crews worked 24-hour shifts to remove existing concrete, realign underground utilities, lay rail, pour concrete and re-stripe the streets through both intersections for the El Paso Streetcar Project.

The work was originally scheduled over several months, but crews compressed the timeline and accelerated work to minimize the impact on Downtown businesses and commuters.

As was previously announced, work will continue on Santa Fe Street between Paisano Drive and Father Rahm Avenue. That stretch of Santa Fe Street will remain closed to traffic. Additionally, motorists will still encounter lane restrictions on Santa Fe Street between Franklin Avenue and Paisano Drive and on Kansas Street between Franklin Avenue and Father Rahm Avenue.

Overnight left lane closures on Interstate 10 through Downtown El  Paso which began on Sunday night will continue. The lane closures will begin at 9 p.m. on Sundays through Thursdays for approximately six weeks. The lanes will re-open by 5 a.m. each day.

While work will be confined to the columns which support the Oregon Street and Stanton Street overpasses, lane restrictions will begin well in advance of the work zone to provide a safe work environment for crews. Eastbound lane restrictions on I-10 will begin near Schuster Avenue; Westbound lane restrictions on I-10 will begin near Cotton Street.

Crews will also place poles for the Overhead Catenary System (OCS) which will power the streetcars within the median of I-10 at Oregon and Stanton.

Beginning this week, Stanton Street is now reduced to a single northbound lane from Yandell Drive to Baltimore Drive as crews expand their work installing rail there.

Baltimore Drive, Robinson Avenue, University Avenue, Blanchard Avenue, Blacker Avenue, Hague Road, Crosby Avenue, Cliff Drive, and Rio Grande Avenue are closed to thru traffic immediately west of Stanton Street.

North of Crosby, work will continue through mid-April; South of Crosby work will continue thru late May or early June.

Go10 Announces Road Construction Closures for this Week

As work continues on I-10 on the city’s westside, several detours and closures will be in place this coming week.  As always, all closures are subject to change, The latest information is posted on the traffic alerts page and on Twitter.

I-10 East Daytime

Monday, Jan. 9 through Friday, Jan. 12 | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day

  • I-10 Eastbound will be reduced to one lane for approximately a half mile between the North Mesa Overpass and the Resler Overpass.

Crews will be conducting structural bridge work. [Map 2]

I-10 at Mesa Overnight

Sunday, Jan. 8 through Thursday, Jan. 12 | 9 p.m. each night to 6 a.m. each morning

  • I-10 Westbound will be completely closed between the North Mesa Exit Ramp (Exit 11) and the North Mesa Entrance Ramp. Detour: Traffic will exit at North Mesa Street (Exit 11) and re-enter I-10 Westbound immediately at the next entrance ramp.
  • I-10 Eastbound will have the left lane closed between the North Mesa Exit Ramp (Exit 11) and the North Mesa Entrance Ramp.

Crews will be continuing structural work on the I-10 Overpass at North Mesa Street (SH 20). [Map 1]

Overnight

Sunday, Jan. 8 | 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

  • North Mesa Street (SH 20) will be reduced to two lanes in each direction between North Desert and South Desert Boulevard. [Map 1]

Crews will be working on the new Mesa Bridge overhangs.

FUTURE CLOSURES

I-10 Both Directions Overnight

Sunday, Jan. 15 through Tuesday, Jan. 17 | 9 p.m. each night to 6 a.m. each morning

  • I-10 Westbound will be completely closed at the Sunland Park Exit Ramp (Exit 13)

Detour: Motorists on I-10 West will exit at Sunland Park Drive (Exit 13) and re-enter I-10 just prior to Sunland Park Drive.  [Map 2]

Crews will be conducting structural work on the westbound Paisano Drive (US 85) Bridge.

Overnight Monday, Jan. 16 through Thursday, Jan. 19 | 9 p.m. each night to 6 a.m.

  • I-10 Westbound will be reduced to one lane between the Sunland Park Overpass and the North Mesa Underpass.
  • I-10 Eastbound will be completely closed at the North Mesa Exit Ramp (Exit 11).

Detour:  Motorists on I-10 East will be detoured onto Doniphan Drive (SH 20) and will be able to re-enter I-10 at Sunland Park Drive.

Crews will be setting steel beams into place at the Resler Flyover Ramp. [Map 3]

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Maps: Upcoming Closures for January along I-10

A new year means continuing construction along I-10; what follows are the closures due to on-going bridge work in the area.

I-10 East – Daytime

Tuesday, Jan. 3 through Friday, Jan. 6

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day

  • I-10 Eastbound will be reduced to one lane for approximately a half mile between the North Mesa Overpass and the Resler Overpass.

Crews will be conducting structural bridge work. [Map 1] 

Overnight

Tuesday, Jan. 3 through Thursday, Jan. 5 and Sunday, Jan. 8

9 p.m. each night to 5 a.m. each morning

  • I-10 Eastbound will be reduced to one lane between the Mesa Exit Ramp (Exit 11) and the Sunland Park Exit Ramp (Exit 13).
  • The Resler Entrance Ramp and both Sunland Park Entrance Ramps to I-10 Eastbound will be closed.
  • I-10 Eastbound will be completely closed at the Sunland Park Exit Ramp (Exit 13).

Detour:  Motorists will exit at Sunland Park (Exit 13) and be detoured onto North Mesa Street (SH 20), and will be able to re-enter I-10 from Executive Center Boulevard. [Map 3]

Crews will be conducting structural work on the westbound Paisano Drive (US 85) Bridge over I-10.

I-10 at Mesa – Overnight

Tuesday, Jan. 3

9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

  • North Mesa Street (SH 20) will be completely closed in both directions between North and South Desert Boulevard frontage roads.

Detour:  See the detour illustration on Map 4.

Crews will be installing bridge deck panels on the I-10 Overpass at North Mesa Street (SH 20). This marks the first of three phases that will transform the I-10 Overpass at North Mesa Street (SH 20).

Overnight

Tuesday, Jan. 3 through Thursday, Jan. 5 and Sunday, Jan. 8 through Thursday, Jan. 12

9 p.m. each night to 5 a.m. each morning

  • I-10 Westbound will be completely closed between the North Mesa Exit Ramp (Exit 11) and the North Mesa Entrance Ramp. [Map 4]
  • I-10 Eastbound will be reduced to one lane between the North Mesa Exit Ramp (Exit 11) and the North Mesa Entrance Ramp. [Map 4]

Crews will be continuing structural work on the I-10 Overpass at North Mesa Street (SH 20).

FUTURE CLOSURES

I-10 Both Directions

Overnight

Monday, Jan. 16 through Thursday, Jan. 19

9 p.m. each night to 5 a.m.

  • I-10 Westbound will be reduced to one lane between the Sunland Park Overpass and the North Mesa Underpass.[Map 2]
  • I-10 Eastbound will be completely closed at the North Mesa Exit Ramp (Exit 11).

Detour:  Motorists on I-10 East will be detoured onto Doniphan Drive (SH 20) and will be able to re-enter I-10 at Sunland Park Drive. [Map 2]

Crews will be setting steel beams into place at the Resler Flyover Ramp.

 

Overnight

Sunday, Jan. 15 through Tuesday, Jan. 17

9 p.m. each night to 5 a.m. each morning

  • I-10 Westbound will be completely closed at the Sunland Park Exit Ramp (Exit 13)

Detour: Motorists on I-10 West will exit at Sunland Park Drive (Exit 13) and re-enter I-10 just prior to Sunland Park Drive.  [Map 1]

Crews will be conducting structural work on the westbound Paisano Drive (US 85) Bridge.

All closures are subject to change. The latest information is posted on the traffic alerts page at www.go10elpaso.com and on Twitter at twitter.com/GO10EP.

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