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Go 10 Project Updates

 

Stay up to date on GO 10 updates, announcements, milestones, and other project information.

GO 10 is an infrastructure reconstruction of Interstate 10 on El Paso’s Westside, between the Executive Center Boulevard and North Mesa Street exits. At $158 million, GO 10 is the largest traditionally delivered (design-bid-build) project that TxDOT’s El Paso District has done to date. Construction started in April 2015, and is expected to be complete in 2019.

 

The overall purpose of GO 10 is to improve traffic flow, vehicle capacity, and safety along the I-10 corridor between North Mesa Street and Executive Center Boulevard.

www.go10elpaso.com

El Paso Streetcar Updates

4.8 mi track to be serviced by restored President's Conference Committee (PCC) streetcar vehicles-the same vehicles that ran on EP Streets until 1974.

For the latest updates on the Streetcar Project, please visit our Streetcar Facebook page. The City of El Paso, in collaboration with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) - El Paso District, is proposing the El Paso Streetcar Project, a project that would:
 

  • enhance mobility;

  • encourage economic development;

  • create new urbanism and smart growth; and

  • pay tribute to the historical nature of the downtown district by using a streetcar modeled after the El Paso streetcar from the early 1900s.


About the route
The proposed El Paso Streetcar Project consists of a two-mile, double-tracked corridor, beginning in the area near the Downtown Shopping District and International Bridges, traveling north through downtown to the University of Texas at El Paso area, the Cincinnati Entertainment District and back.

About the connections
WORK: Downtown Shopping District, International Bridges, UTEP
PLAY: Downtown Shopping District, Cincinnati Entertainment District
LIVE: Kern Place, Sunset Heights, UTEP housing

About the infrastructure
The guideway (i.e., tracks) would be positioned within existing traffic lanes; along the right lane, adjacent to the curb or parking lane. The streetcar stops would be located two to three blocks apart along the right edge of traffic. A maintenance facility would be constructed within the Downtown Transfer Center, located at 601 Santa Fe.

About the vehicle
The proposed vehicle is the Presidents’ Conference Committee (PCC) streetcars that once traveled throughout El Paso’s roads. The rehabilitated vehicles will be approximately 45 feet long, 8.5 feet wide, with two entrances.

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KPA Meeting with Representative Svarzbein - Minutes