Another set of traffic lanes will close beginning on Monday, March 7, 2016 to change out pipes near the UTEP area.

Beginning on Monday, March 7th traffic along Schuster Avenue near Hawthorne Street will be disrupted for about a week as crews begin work on a utilities improvement project along Hawthorne near The University of Texas at El Paso.

The two eastbound lanes on Schuster will be blocked at Hawthorne as El Paso Water Utilities workers dig up a portion of the intersection to replace an 8-inch water line. Schuster’s two westbound lanes will be divided to allow traffic in both directions at the intersection. Motorists who use Schuster and Hawthorne are asked to proceed with caution.

Crews plan to work in the construction zone from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Friday, March 11, 2016. The work coincides with UTEP’s spring break. Crews will work in phases to replace the water line along Hawthorne to Rim Road. The complete project is expected to take about six weeks.