5/8/2017 4:44 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.
 
The Sun Metro staff will monitor the affected areas to assist passengers. Construction update and impact on Sun Metro routes: 
 
ALAMEDA BRIO CONSTRUCTION IMPACTS
  • Construction continues on these locations as steel reinforcements, sidewalks, and electrical units are being placed: 
    • Alameda Avenue and George Orr (outbound)
    • Alameda Avenue near Raynor (outbound)
    • Alameda Avenue near Pendell (inbound)
    • Alameda Avenue near East San Antonio Avenue (outbound)
    • Texas Avenue near Ange Street (outbound)
    • Texas Avenue near Eucalyptus (inbound)
    • Magoffin Avenue near East San Antonio Avenue (outbound)
  • The next bus station scheduled for construction will be on:
    • Alameda Avenue near Copia (inbound) beginning today, May 5, 2017
    • Alameda Avenue near Vocational Drive (outbound) beginning on Friday, May 12, 2017
    • Alameda Avenue near South Yarbrough Drive (inbound) by the San Vicente Clinic beginning on Friday, May 19, 2017
ALAMEDA BRIO SERVICE IMPACTS
  • The existing boarding location on Alameda Avenue and George Orr (outbound) continues to be temporary out of service. The existing bus stop by Ascarate Elementary School and Alameda Avenue near C.R. Croom continues to be utilized.
  • The existing boarding location on Alameda Avenue near Copia will be temporarily out of service. A temporary bus stop will be placed near the area.
  • Due to construction at the San Antonio Toltec Station:
    • Routes 4, 21, 22, 55 and 62 continues to board at existing bus stop on Magoffin Avenue near Ochoa Street
    • Routes 61 and 66 continues to have a temporary bus stop placed on Magoffin Avenue near Virginia Street. 
DYER BRIO CONSTRUCTION IMPACTS
  • Construction continues on these locations as steel reinforcements, sidewalks, and electrical units are being placed:
    • Campbell between Myrtle and Texas (outbound)
    • Tularosa Avenue near Piedras Street (entrance to the Five Points Transfer Center close to the Chase Bank and Subway restaurant)
DYER BRIO SERVICE IMPACTS
  • Routes 4, 21, 22 and 61 continue to experience minor schedule delay due to construction.
  • Routes 24, 30, 323, 33, 34, 35, 41, 50 and 55 continue to 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.

For more information about Sun Metro, call 915.212.3333. Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/sunmetro or follow us on Twitter @SunMetro.

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Media Contact: Tammy Fonce
Lead Public Affairs Coordinator
(915) 212-1201

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