12/3/2018 11:07 AM
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Sun Metro to Renovate Mission Valley Transit Center

EL PASO, Texas – Construction has begun on the upgrades to the Nestor A. Valencia Mission Valley Transit Center, at 9056 Alameda.
 
“This transit center is a major transportation hub for the Mission Valley area,” Director Jay Banasiak said. “This renovation will provide to our thousands of commuters using this transit center everyday a safer, more efficient, and enjoyable experience as they come to expect.”   
 
The $1 million rehabilitation project of the transit center includes upgrades allowing for:
  • Wi-Fi, advance security, and electronic arrival/departure announcements
  • Dedicated Alameda Brio bus stations
  • Landscaping, pedestrian lighting complementing existing historic structure
  • Exterior seating areas with shade canopies and ticket vending machines
  • Repairs and refinish of existing busway
Construction began on Sunday, December 2, 2018. Safety is a major factor in the redesign of the transit center located at 9056 Alameda. Harris Street between Zaragoza and Alameda will be recreated to a bus-only entrance and closed to all other traffic. Motorists will be able to utilize Mission Valley Transit Center Park + Ride service through the Zaragoza entrance to accommodate the new improvements.
 
Due to the construction work starting on Sunday, December 16, passengers will need to board routes 3,7,60,61,63,69 and 84 on Harris Street using the pedestrian pathway from the Mission Valley Transit Center parking lot.
 
The Mission Valley Transit Center will continue to house a visitors center in the landmark Loewenstein building, which dates to 1873. The house is named after its original owners, Moritz and Juana Loewenstein, who are believed to have been one of the earliest prominent families in the area.
 
The project is funded through the City’s 2011 Transportation Plan Certificates of Obligation. Construction is expected to be completed in early 2019. The renovation will complement the new Alameda Brio, currently nearing the end of construction. The Alameda Brio will run along the 14.5-mile Alameda corridor connecting the Mission Valley Transit Center to the Downtown Transit Center.
 

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