Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Country Club Road Construction to Last 560 Days, Include Roundabout

Detours May Divert Traffic Miles to the North and South

The project to revitalize Country Club Road in El Paso’s Upper Valley will last 560 days and use eight phases to complete, according to a presentation given at a recent community meeting. The two mile project will reconstruct Country Club Road from Doniphan Drive to River Run Street. 
Eight-foot sidewalks will be constructed for pedestrian access.

Construction crews will create a three lane road, one lane in each direction and a center lane for left turns. A five foot “landscaped parkway” will line each side of the roadway and an eight foot sidewalk will be provided for pedestrians. A new lighting scheme will also be added for both vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

A roundabout is planned for Country Club Road’s intersection with Memory Lane. The 94-foot roundabout will include landscaping and medians to protect pedestrians crossing through the area. The medians will serve as “islands” that protect pedestrians from moving vehicles.
The planned roundabout at Country Club Road and Memory Lane will be 94 feet in diameter. Medians will protect pedestrians from traffic. (

The City is also considering adding another roundabout at the thoroughfare’s intersection with Montoya Road, but funding has not been found for this additional project.

Crews will work on the project in eight different phases during which detours will be in place. The City initially planned to block all except local traffic from using Country Club Road, but public comment that proposed one-way traffic was considered and approved. 
A median will serve as an "island" to shield pedestrians while crossing the street.

Westbound traffic will be allowed during 11 months of construction. This will switch to eastbound traffic during seven months of construction. The City’s detour plans still recommend only local traffic for the road during construction. Otherwise, traffic will be detoured north to Artcraft Road or south to Sunland Park Drive.

Construction should begin in August of this year with a completion target date of February 2015. The project manager for the $15.6 million job is Moreno Cardenas, Inc., of El Paso.