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Mesa lanes reduced as Franklin Avenue work shifts east

Credit: MGN Online

Construction for the El Paso Streetcar Project is advancing on Franklin Avenue. Businesses around "Pride Square" in downtown will be affected by the three month road project.

On Tuesday, Franklin Avenue will be reduced to a single eastbound lane between Oregon Street and Kansas Street. Mesa Street will be reduced to one lane in each direction at Franklin Avenue. Left turns from Mesa Street to Franklin Avenue will not be permitted. Closures are necessary as crews lay rail along this section of Franklin, according to Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority.

Stanton Street will be closed to thru traffic between Main Drive and Franklin Avenue. In the coming weeks, the Stanton Street closure will switch to between Franklin Avenue and Missouri Avenue.

Work in this area is scheduled to take about 12 weeks to complete.

Businesses along E. Franklin Avenue are warning its customers.

Cross-Street Closures Required along North Stanton Street

As crews continue laying rail and pouring concrete along North Stanton Street, closures of the following cross-streets will be required on the following dates at the following times:

  • Kerbey Avenue closed at Stanton Street from February 22 to Feb. 28. During this period, University Avenue will temporarily reopen as an alternate east-west route.
  • Cincinnati Avenue closed at Stanton Street from 1 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Feb. 23.
  • Rim Road closed at Stanton Street from 1 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Feb. 28. Motorists who use Scenic Drive and Rim

The dates could change pending weather, said CRRMA officials.

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