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    Downtown Construction Update: Current Projects Underway

    As part of the ongoing efforts in the City initiative addressing the major reconstruction of streets in the downtown area, construction began on the second segment of Franklin from Mesa to Campbell on Monday, January 15, 2006.

    The project forms part of the Central Business District III (CBD III) City initiative, and the scope of work will include the removal and replacement of existing asphalt pavement, sidewalks, driveways and existing traffic signals and street lighting. The improvement project will also upgrade all existing water and sanitary sewer lines. The public is advised of the site as construction is expected to last approximately four months with completion in May.

    • Pedestrian access will be available in that area
    • All intersections, with traffic flow north and south are expected to remain open
    • Construction on Franklin from Santa Fe to Oregon successfully completed on May 3, 2006
    • Effective December 15, 2006 construction on Oregon from Wyoming to Main was completed and opened to benefit public traffic.
    • The overall initiative remains an estimated 10-12 months ahead of schedule with expected completion in the Summer of 2007
    Current Construction Underway

    Santa Fe Street
    • Please note that while some construction on the west portion of Santa Fe from Paisano to the extension onto the Border Highway is expected to complete this month, the reconstruction of Santa Fe will be ongoing throughout the next several months as the adjacent side of the street is still forthcoming.
    • Current lane access to traffic will temporarily close for one week starting January 29th in order to raise the existing railroad tracks.
    Stanton Street
    • Construction on Stanton from San Antonio to Franklin began on January 2, 2007.
    • The site is expected to be in construction for approximately 4 months.
    • All intersections with traffic flow east and west will remain open to traffic.
    Resources for Business Owners

    The City continues to remind business owners of the services available from El Paso Business First, a division of the City Economic Development Department providing a centralized resource center extending for existing business owners in the community. The program is ready to assist businesses with finance, training and development tools by working through a network of partners. Business owners are encouraged to call 541-4670 for more information on how El Paso Business First can provide critical assistance to their specific needs.

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