Friday, May 29, 2020

Pellicano Drive Major Reconstruction - Water Line Installation

The contractor for the Pellicano Widening project will begin major utility work this week by installing a water main along the newly proposed lane capacity. The coordination with El Paso Water has ensured that the County minimizes cuts to our roadways in the future and allowed EP Water to install necessary infrastructure and upgrades at a lower cost due to economy of scale savings. The first phases of the Pellicano project will have minimal impact on existing traffic patterns as much of the construction will occur on the northern side of the right-of-way which is currently dirt (there will be no lane closures). Traffic may slow as the speed limit will be dropped to 30MPH which is a typical safety strategy implemented in work zones where traffic immediately abuts ongoing construction. Planning & Development staff will coordinate with the Sheriff’s Office to provide the necessary support and enforcement of the work zone speed limit to ensure motorists are abiding by the safety measure.

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