Construction of the Sun Metro Brio Rapid Transit System continues to move forward along with the Alameda and Dyer corridors.
Construction update and impact on Sun Metro routes:
ALAMEDA BRIO CONSTRUCTION
- Concrete traffic barriers will be placed on both sides of the Toltec Station on Magoffin Avenue and San Antonio Avenue affecting boarding location.
- The next bus station scheduled for construction will be on Texas Avenue between Laurel and Eucalyptus.
ALAMEDA BRIO SERVICE IMPACT
- Routes 4, 21, 22, 55 and 62 will be boarding at existing bus stop at Magoffin Avenue near Ochoa Street.
- Routes 61 and 66 will have a temporary bus stop placed at Magoffin Avenue near Virginia Street.
DYER BRIO CONSTRUCTION
- The cross streets Tularosa and Piedras (Entrance to the Five Points Transfer Center).
DYER BRIO SERVICE IMPACT
- Routes 25, 35, 50 and 55 may experience schedule delay due to construction. Sun Metro staff will monitor the affected area to assist passengers.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
The Brio service will offer El Pasoans a high-quality RTS. The service will improve speed and reliability that much larger cities provide through light rail transit systems. Brio has the added advantage of lower implementation cost. Station amenities will feature:
• Bus shelters (providing wind and sun protection)
• Installation of a raised platform (providing near-level boarding)
• Pre-paid automatic ticket vending
• Benches, leaning rails, bike racks and trash cans
• Sidewalk improvements to ADA compliance
• Landscaping and pedestrian lighting
The new service will have various amenities to include: uniquely branded 60-foot articulated buses; a frequency of 10 minutes (peak service) to 15 minutes (off-peak service); have less frequent stops; branded and landscaped stations with improved pedestrian amenities and signal prioritization (lengthen green traffic signals).
Sun Metro’s Alameda Brio service will connect Mission Valley to Central and Downtown El Paso. This $35.5 million dollar project will be approximately 14.5 miles in length. Sun Metro’s Brio Dyer will connect the future Northgate Transfer Center to the Downtown Transfer Center. This $35.9 million dollar project will be approximately 11.4 miles in length.
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