Traffic Lanes Near UTEP to Close Temporarily to Change Pipes

Last Updated on May 25, 2016 at 11:36 am

Originally published May 24, 2016

A sewer line replacement project blocks part of Hawthorne Street at Rim Road. Photo by Daniel Perez / UTEP Communications

A sewer line replacement project blocks part of Hawthorne Street at Rim Road. Photo by Daniel Perez / UTEP Communications

Motorists who use Hawthorne Street near The University of Texas at El Paso could experience delays as a result of an El Paso Water Utilities project that could last until the end of June 2016.

Workers blocked off most of the street early Tuesday, May 24, 2016, from Rim Road to Schuster Avenue in preparation to replace 625 feet of sewer line. The project eventually will impact traffic up to Crosby Avenue. This is part of a utility improvement project that began with water line replacement in March 2016.

These restrictions will be in place from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays. All lanes will be open in each direction after 6 p.m. weekdays and on weekends.

There will be one lane open in each direction to allow access to UTEP’s Mike Loya Academic Services Building. Flaggers will be stationed at the job site to help maintain a safe working environment. Motorists are asked to slow down and exercise caution in the area, or avoid it altogether.

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