Santa Fe Street
9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, to 5 a.m. Monday, March 20
(Continuous full closure)
- Westbound and Eastbound from Loop 375 to Calleros Court
Closure is needed for utility work.
Southbound traffic set to shift on Kansas Street;
San Antonio, Texas close for paving work
Track work also continues along Franklin Avenue requiring lane restrictions on Mesa, closure of Stanton
Downtown commuters should expect new traffic patterns on and around Kansas Street beginning on Monday, February 27, 2017, according to the Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority.
Kansas Street Work Zone
Southbound traffic will be shifted to the newly paved western lanes of Kansas Street between Franklin Avenue and Paisano Drive on Monday. This will allow crews from Paso del Norte Trackworks to repave the eastern lanes on which traffic is presently flowing.
Additionally at that time, Texas Avenue and San Antonio Avenue will close to thru traffic between Campbell Street and Kansas Street so crews can place concrete pavement in the eastern half of the intersections. Traffic on Kansas Street will continue to be allowed through the intersection; southbound traffic will also be allowed to turn right from Kansas onto both streets.
Work is expected to last for approximately four to six weeks.
Franklin Avenue Work Zone
As was previously announced, work began laying rail earlier this week on Franklin Avenue. As a result, Franklin Avenue is reduced to a single eastbound lane between Oregon Street and Kansas Street. Mesa Street is reduced to one lane in each direction at Franklin. In order to keep traffic flowing through this intersection, left turns will not be allowed from Mesa onto Franklin. Additionally, Stanton Street is now closed to thru traffic between Main Drive and Franklin Avenue.
Detour Routes into Downtown
As construction ramps up in the Downtown area, the CRRMA recommends motorists consider the following detour routes when entering Downtown from the following areas:
From Central El Paso, Eastside, Northeast El Paso and Mission Valley
- I-10 Exit 20/Cotton Street to Myrtle Avenue.
- Loop 375/César Chávez Border Highway, turn right on Campbell Street or Oregon Street.
From West El Paso
- I-10 Exit 19/Downtown to Oregon Street or Santa Fe Street, turn left on Paisano, turn left on Campbell Street.
- I-10 Exit 16/Executive Center Boulevard, turn left on Paisano.
Paisano Drive and Loop 375/César Chávez Border Highway are subject to occasional closure by other construction projects. Click here for more information.
Overnight Lane Closures on Interstate 10
Overnight lane closures along I-10 through Downtown El Paso have resumed and will take place Sundays through Thursdays from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Traffic Impacts at Other Locations Along the 4.8 Mile Route (Week of February 27, 2017)
- Santa Fe Street remains closed between Paisano Drive and Rather Rahm Avenue for track work.
- Lane restrictions on Father Rahm Avenue between Santa Fe Street and Father Rahm Avenue.
- Lane restrictions on Santa Fe Street between Franklin Avenue and Father Rahm Avenue
- Lane restrictions on Kansas Street between Paisano Drive and Father Rahm Avenue
- Lane restrictions on Campbel Street at First Avenue
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- Call the bilingual project information line: (844) 252-RAIL.
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, 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 Las Palmas/Providence medical center, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso Community College and several historic neighborhoods.