4/20/2017 1:10 PM
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Sun Metro Alameda, Dyer Brio Construction Update

El Paso, Texas – 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 IMPACTS
  • Construction continues on Magoffin Avenue near East San Antonio Avenue (outbound) and at Alameda Avenue near Raynor Street (outbound) as landscaping and sidewalks are being placed.
     
  • The next bus station scheduled for construction will be on Alameda Avenue near Pendell Road (inbound) affecting current bus stop on Alameda Avenue near Clark Drive starting April 18.
ALAMEDA BRIO SERVICE IMPACTS
  • Routes 4, 21, 22, 55 and 62 continue boarding at existing bus stops at Magoffin Avenue near Ochoa Street.

  • Routes 61 and 66 continue boarding at temporary bus stop placed at Magoffin Avenue near Virginia Street.

  • Routes 24, 61, 65, and 66 will have a temporary bus stop placed at Alameda Avenue near Clark Drive (map included). Routes may experience minor schedule delay due to construction. Sun Metro staff will monitor the affected area to assist passengers.
DYER BRIO CONSTRUCTION IMPACTS
  • The stations to start construction next week will be on Kansas Street at San Antonio Avenue (inbound) and Campbell Street at San Antonio Avenue (outbound).

  • Construction will continue at the Five Points Transfer Center in front of the Chase Bank and the Subway restaurant for the next few weeks.
DYER BRIO SERVICE IMPACTS
  • Routes 4, 21, 22, and 61 may experience minor schedule delay due to construction. Sun Metro staff will monitor the affected area to assist passengers.

  • Routes 25, 30, 32, 33, 34, 35, 41, 50 and 55 may experience minor schedule delay due to construction by the Five Points Transfer Center.
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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Media Contact: Tammy Fonce
Lead Public Affairs Coordinator
(915) 212-1201

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