We've been through one traffic nightmare after another around El Paso lately, now here comes another streetcar related one.

I wish they'd hurry up and get this damn thing finished already. Whether you're pro-Streetcar or not, everyone can agree that the traffic tie-ups it's causing suck.  As of Wednesday, crews began stringing wire for the Streetcar Project which will cause lane closures here and there all along its route. According to the El Paso Herald Post:

On Wednesday, June 6, 2018, crews from Paso del Norte Trackworks will be stringing wire along Glory Road and Baltimore Drive across Mesa Street. This work will only require intermittent lane closures throughout the day and will include a police escort.

Other work will take place along the 4.8 mile route which includes Franklin Avenue, Kansas Street, Father Rahm Avenue and Santa Fe Street in the coming weeks.

Love 'em or hate 'em, at least once they're running the random road closures and detours will stop.