Construction expected on 11 railroad crossings

Construction expected on 11 railroad crossings
Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 10:26am

The City of El Paso is helping modify the amount of train noise in several El Paso neighborhoods.

As part of a joint project with Union Pacific Railroad, eleven railroad crossings will allow trains to pass while sounding their horns less frequently.

This new project would require the permanent closures of the following crossings: Estrella Street, Cebada Street, Boone Street, and Cadwallader Drive.

The following railroad crossings will remain open and undergo upgrades to include median and new crossing arms: San Marcial Street, Grama Street, Copia Street, Chelsea Street, Glenwood Drive, Concepcion Street, and Clark Drive.

The Engineering and Construction Management Department has scheduled several community meetings regarding the construction of this new project:

Monday, July 15, 2013, at 5:30pm. 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, 2013, at noon. Carolina Recreation Center, 563 N. Carolina Dr.

Monday, July 22, 2013, at 6pm. Riverside High School. 301 Midway Dr.

Construction is expected to begin in December 2013.

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