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Closures begin for new phase of El Paso Streetcar project

A new phase of the El Paso Streetcar project begins Monday.

Crews will begin laying the track for the 4.8-mile stretch of the streetcar route along Oregon Street.

Oregon Street will be reduced to one lane in each direction from from Glory Road to University Avenue.

Oregon Street at Cincinnati and Robinson streets will be closed to eastbound and westbound traffic.

The streetcars will run in a southbound direction on Oregon Street, toward downtown El Paso.

The first shipment of track arrived in El Paso in April.

An estimated 900 pieces of track, each measuring 59 feet, will complete the entire route.

The track work will be done in zones and will take several months to complete.

Work includes the removal of all existing pavement, leveling the ground, laying and welding rail segments.

Crews will pour concrete around the track. It will take about two to three weeks for the concrete to set.

When the El Paso Streetcar project is complete, Sun Metro will operate and maintain the streetcars.

The Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority is the leading agency behind the project, while the Texas Department of Transportation is providing the funding.

The project is estimated to cost $97 million.

For information El Paso Streetcar project, click here.

You can also follow the project on social media: Facebook and Instagram.

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