Major Downtown street closures begin after Memorial Day
Intersection of Stanton Street, University Avenue also set to close
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.
Stanton Street between Kerbey Avenue and Blanchard Avenue and
Stanton Street between Blacker Avenue and Rim Road
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.
Lane Restrictions on Santa Fe 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.
Complete Closures on Kansas Street, Father Rahm Avenue
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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About the Project
The CRRMA is tasked with constructing the project, using Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) funding and a design provided by The City of El Paso (City). Once operational, the City’s Mass Transit Department (Sun Metro) will operate and maintain the Streetcars and associated facilities. The CRRMA will place track over a 4.8-mile route, adding 27 stops and a maintenance and storage facility. The route will be serviced by Presidents’ Conference Committee (PCC) streetcar vehicles – the same vehicles that ran on El Paso streets until 1974. The route runs in two loops, connecting the international bridges, retail areas, government buildings, convention center and downtown ballpark with the medical center, University of Texas at El Paso and several historic neighborhoods.