Expect Traffic Delays Around UTEP Area
EL PASO - If you drive by UTEP or the Cincinnati Entertainment District during peak traffic hours, plan ahead.
Construction is causing more delays in that area.
Oregon Street, between University Avenue and Hague is closed, while construction crews continue the $5.5 million project to restore Oregon Street. Traffic is being detoured in both directions.
Some who work in the area said the changes are making it difficult to get to work on time.
"This construction...it's a little crazy, makes it hard to get to work on time. You get scared for the people walking across the street because there are no definite markers for road crossings for pedestrians," said Theresa Cano, who works nearby.
The road closures are expected to last 16 weeks.