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Be aware of street closures in Downtown El Paso starting Monday, April 4

March 31, 2016

The following street closures will begin on Monday, April 4 and are necessary for the work related to the El Paso Streetcar Project. It is encouraged that commuters allow extra travel time and consider alternate routes.

  • Yandell Drive will be reduced to one westbound lane at Stanton Street. This closure will impact westbound motorists who use Exit 19A/Mesa Street and is expected to last for approximately four weeks.

  • Stanton Street will be reduced to one northbound lane between Wyoming and Yandell. A complete closure of Stanton Street between Wyoming and Yandell will be required in the coming weeks.

Beginning on Wednesday, April 6, 2016:

  • Wyoming Avenue will be reduced to one eastbound lane at Stanton Street. This closure will impact eastbound motorists who use Wyoming Avenue to access I-10 and is expected to last approximately one week.

While marked detours will be in place, motorists seeking to reach locations in and around Downtown via I-10 are also encouraged to consider the following alternate routes:

From I-10 Westbound:

  • Exit 22A/Copia Street: South on Copia to Alameda Avenue.
  • Exit 21/Piedras Street: South on Piedras to Texas Avenue OR North on Raynor, West on Montana, North on Rosewood to Arizona.
  • Exit 20/Cotton Street: South on Cotton to Texas Avenue OR North on Cotton to Arizona Avenue.
  • Because closures remain on Kansas Street, motorists are not advised to use Exit 19B/Downtown as an alternate route into Downtown. However, Texas Avenue will once again be open to east-west traffic at Kansas Street at the time of the above closures.

From I-10 Eastbound:

  • Exit 18/Porfirio Diaz Street: Access downtown via Franklin Avenue.

KANSAS STREET

Beginning on Monday, April 4, 2016, San Antonio Avenue will be closed to east-west traffic at Kansas Street. The closure is expected to last for approximately three weeks. Kansas Street remains closed between Myrtle and San Antonio.

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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.

Map of road closures

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