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Kansas Street to be closed Monday night for streetcar testing

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Due to the streetcar testing that will be happening, Kansas Street will be closed Monday night, starting at approximately 11 p.m., according to the Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority.

Kansas Street will be closed to all traffic between Paisano Drive and Father Rahm Avenue. It is scheduled to re-open at 6 a.m. Tuesday morning. However, additional testing may be required between 11 p.m. Tuesday and 6 a.m. Wednesday.

The overnight closures are required to accommodate testing on the El Paso Streetcar Project. Drivers and pedestrians are asked to avoid the area if possible during the testing hours.

The project is being built by the Camino Real Mobility Authority. It is funded by the Texas Department of Transportation, and was designed by The City of El Paso.

When the project is complete, the streetcars will be operated and maintained by Sun Metro. There will be 27 stops along a 4.8-mile track. The route will run two loops through downtown El Paso. Students will be able to ride the streetcars to class, as the route will make stops at UTEP and EL Paso Community College.

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