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14 Sun Metro bus stops to be 'deactivated' due to TXDOT construction in South Central El Paso

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 1:33pm

Several thousand bus riders in South Central El Paso will soon have to find a new place to catch their bus. Sun Metro officials say they are being forced to detour six bus routes along alameda because of TXDOT construction. They also say they will temporarily deactive 14 bus stops along Alameda Avenue from Concepcion to Buena Vista.

The bus company says they recently got word of the TXDOT construction. The road work for a new roundabout in this area will add to the existing work. Sun Metro tells us that several thousand people depend on the bus system in South Central El Paso to do their shopping and other errands.

"There are a lot of people who can't walk. They would get on the bus in front, there, but they took away the bus,” Lupe Lucero explained in Spanish. Lucero says she doesn’t have a car and takes the bus.

"There are some alternative bus stops around that area but for safety and the safety of the public we can't stop and drop off or pick up people in the near area,” Laura Cruz-Acosta, the Spokeswoman for Sun Metro says.

Sun Metro says the temporary detours can change and if you have any questions you can call them at 533-3333. TXDOT’s roundabout construction begins next week and the first phase may take up to two months.


  • Routes 23 and 24 - will not need to detour; however, because of public safety concerns the buses will not be able to stop at designated bus stops within the construction zone. See ABOUT THE BUS STOPS section.
     
  • Route 25 Detour - Buses traveling outbound, east on Alameda will turn left onto El Paso Drive, left onto Paisano returning to the regular stop. Buses traveling inbound, south on Paisano will turn right onto El Paso Drive, right onto Alameda returning to the regular route. See ABOUT THE BUS STOPS section.
     
  • Routes 61 and 66 Detour - Buses traveling outbound, east on Alameda will turn right onto Val Verde, left onto Paisano, right onto the Paisano access road and onto Alameda returning to the regular route. See ABOUT THE BUS STOPS section.

Buses traveling inbound on Alameda will turn right onto Paisano and at the Paisano/El Paso Drive intersection veer right into the truck access road to turn under the Paisano bridge, turn left onto Chelsea, right onto El Paso Drive, right onto Alameda returning to the regular route. See ABOUT THE BUS STOPS section.

  • Route 65 Detour - Buses traveling outbound, east on Paisano will turn right onto the Paisano access road and onto Alameda returning to the regular route. See ABOUT THE BUS STOPS section.

Buses traveling inbound, west on Alameda will turn right onto Paisano and at the Paisano/El Paso Drive intersection veer right into the truck access road to turn under the Paisano bridge, turn left onto Chelsea, right onto El Paso Drive, right onto Alameda, left onto Val Verde, right onto Paisano returning to the regular route. See ABOUT THE BUS STOPS section.


 

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