For Immediate Release
July 11, 2013
Modifcations at eleven railrad crossings mean fewer train horns in Medica Center of the Americas, neigborhoods
EL PASO - Trains will soon be able move more quietly tough several El Paso neighborhoods and the Medical Center of the Americas. As part of ajoint project wit Union Pacific Railroads, the Ciy of El Paso will modify eleven railroad crossings, allowing trains to pass while sounding their horns less frequently.
The project requires the permanent closures of the following Union Pacific railroad crossings: Estrella Street, Cebada Street, Boone Street and Cadwallader Drive.
The following Union Pacific railroad crossings will reman open an undergo upgrades to include median and new crossing arms; San Marcial Street, Grama Street, Copia Street, Chelsea Street, Glenwood Drive, Concepcion Street, and Clak Drive.
Construction which is scheduled to begn in December 2013 will be overseen by the city's Engineering and Construction Managemet Department. The department has scheduled community meetings to present preliminary designs to the community.
Information on the all project components will be available at each of the following meetings. The meetings will highlight anticipated impacts near the meeting site:
- Monday, July 15, 2013, at 5:30p.m. San Juan Senior Center, 5701 Tamburo Ct.
- Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at 5:30pm. Bowie High School, 801 S. San Marcial St.
- Saturday, July 20, 213, at noon. Carolina Recreation Center, 563 N. Carolina Dr.
- Monday, July 22, 2013, at 6pm. Riversise Hig School. 301 Midway Dr.
The closing of the Cadwallader Drive railroad crossing requires special attetion because of its proximity to the Carolina Drive bridge over the railroad tracks. The railroad crossing on Cadwallader Drive will be temporarily re-opened to provide an alternte route for traffic during re-construction of the Carolina Bridge which is scheduled in 2014.
The community meeting scheduled fo Riverside High School will provide expanded informaton for members of the community to discuss coordination and impacts of the Carolina and Cadwallader work.
Public Affairs Coordnator