West El Paso Bike Lane Construction Begins This Weekend
Beginning Sunday, April 24, the City of El Paso Capital will begin the bike lane installation along Resler Drive in West El Paso.
The new bike lane will be installed along Resler Drive to Helen of Troy Drive to Belvidere Street, which allows pedestrians and bicycles to ride safely in city streets.
As part of the installation of the bike lanes, nightly lane closures are scheduled to begin this Sunday, April 24th, 2016 from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. The closures are necessary to allow work crews to install the bike lanes safely. The work schedule and lane closures may be modified to accommodate any unforeseen conditions or events.
The project consists of the development of a buffered bike lane in both directions of travel along Resler Drive from Helen of Troy Drive to Belvidere Street, including bicycle facilities such as:
- A 6-foot or greater bike lane with a 3-foot buffer
- Re-striping of existing travel lanes to accommodate a safe bicycle lane
- Intersection striping
- Bike boxes and green paint for conflict areas
Bike Boxes will also be implemented as part of the project at the intersection of Resler Drive and Redd Road. A bike box is a designated area at the head of a traffic lane at a signalized intersection that provides bicyclists with a safe and visible way to get ahead of queuing traffic during the red signal phase.