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TxDoT/GO10 Closures for Week of July 17th

I-10 & Sunland Park Drive will undergo various closures for five nights as crews continue to build new bridge structures.

There are a couple of daytime closures and several other overnight operations.

Go10 Officials remind motorists: Remember, stick to the speed limit and don’t follow others too closely if you must take I-10.

LOCATION DURATION DESCRIPTION
I-10 & Sunland

 

 

Night 1

July 16

9 pm to 6 am

 

 

I-10 Westbound will close completely at the Sunland Park Exit (Exit 13).

 

Detour:  Traffic on I-10 West will exit at Sunland Park and re-enter I-10 at the next entrance ramp.

I-10 & Sunland

 

Night 2

July 17

9 pm to 6 am

 

·     The Sunland Park Flyover Entrance Ramp to I-10 East will close.

·     I-10 Eastbound will be reduced to one lane between the Sunland Exit Ramp and the Sunland Entrance Ramp.

·     I-10 Westbound will close completely at the Sunland Park Exit (Exit 13).

Detour:  Traffic on I-10 West will exit at Sunland Park and re-enter I-10 at the next entrance ramp.

I-10 & Sunland

 

Night 3

July 18

9 pm to 6 am

 

·     I-10 in both directions will close completely at the Sunland Park Exits (Exit 13).

·     The southbound lanes of Sunland Park Drive will close between Mesa Hills Drive and Machuca Road.

 

I-10 Detour:  Traffic on I-10 will exit at Sunland Park and re-enter I-10 at the next entrance ramp.

Sunland Detour:  Drivers who wish to take Sunland Park Drive southbound toward I-10 will be detoured at Mesa Hills Drive and re-directed to North Mesa Street (SH 20). Drivers will then take North Mesa Street to Doniphan Drive and take Doniphan Drive to Sunland Park Drive.

 

I-10 & Sunland

 

Night 4

July 19

9 pm to 6 am

 

·     I-10 Eastbound will close completely at the Sunland Park Exit (Exit 13).

·     The southbound lanes of Sunland Park Drive will close between Mesa Hills Drive and Machuca Road.

  

I-10 Detour:  Traffic on I-10 East will exit at Sunland Park and re-enter I-10 at the next entrance ramp.

 

Sunland Detour:  Drivers who wish to take Sunland Park Drive southbound toward I-10 will be detoured at Mesa Hills Drive and re-directed to North Mesa Street (SH 20). Drivers will then take North Mesa Street to Doniphan Drive and take Doniphan Drive to Sunland Park Drive.

 

I-10 & Sunland

 

Night 5

July 20

9 pm to 6 am

 

·     I-10 Eastbound will close completely at the Sunland Park Exit (Exit 13).

·     The Sunland Park Drive bridge over I-10 will close completely.

 

I-10 Detour:  Traffic on I-10 East will exit at Sunland Park and re-enter I-10 at the next entrance ramp.

 

Sunland Detours:  Northbound vehicles on Sunland Park Drive (coming from Doniphan Dr) will turn right on Paisano Drive and enter I-10 East. Vehicles will exit at Executive Center (Exit 16), then take Executive Center Boulevard to North Mesa Street (SH 20). Finally, vehicles will take North Mesa Street (SH 20) to Sunland Park Drive.

Southbound vehicles on Sunland Park Drive (coming from Mesa Hills Drive) will be diverted onto I-10 West, then exit at Resler (Exit 12). Vehicles will be able to make a U-turn while on Relser Drive at Desert Pass Street, then take the Resler Entrance Ramp onto I-10 East. From I-10 East, people may exit at Sunland Park (Exit 13). No left turns onto Sunland Park Drive will be allowed.

 

I-10 & Mesa

 

Five Days

July 17-21

9 am to 4 pm daily

 

The right lane on North Mesa Street (SH 20, eastbound) – in the direction headed toward the mountain – will be closed between South Desert Boulevard and North Desert Boulevard.
I-10 & Mesa

 

One Night

July 18

9 pm to 6 am

·     South Desert Boulevard will be closed from Thorn to North Mesa Street (SH 20).

·     The North Mesa Street (SH 20) Exit Ramp from I-10 eastbound will be closed.

·     North Mesa Street southbound right lane (heading towards Doniphan Drive) will be closed between North Desert Boulevard and South Desert Boulevard.

 

I-10 & Mesa

 

One Night

July 20

9 pm to 6 am

 

·     The North Mesa Entrance Ramp to I-10 Westbound will close.

·     I-10 Westbound will be reduced to one lane from the North Mesa Entrance Ramp to Thorn Avenue.

 

Executive One Day

July 17

9 am to 4 pm

 

·     The right turn lane from the westbound Executive Center Exit Ramp onto Executive Center Boulevard will close. Traffic on the exit ramp may turn right or left at the traffic light.

·     The right lane on Executive Center Boulevard will close between the eastbound Executive Center Entrance Ramp and the westbound Executive Center Exit Ramp.

 

MAPS+Info: TxDot/Go10 Closures for the Week of July 9

As previously reported, I-10 East and northbound Sunland Park Drive will be closed the night of Sunday, July 9.

In addition to the work mentioned above I-10 in both directions will close on the night of July 11th; then I-10 West will close for two more nights on the 12th and 13th. The July 13th closure will be the most disruptive because southbound Sunland Park Drive will also close, requiring a full detour onto North Mesa Street (see Map 4 attachment).

Go10 Officials say, “The upside – all these closures are happening at night and police will be present to help drivers navigate the detour.”

officials say, “Thank you for your patience while crews continue to transform the I-10/Sunland interchange.”

LOCATION DURATION DESCRIPTION
I-10 & Sunland

 

Full Closures

One Night

Sunday, July 9

9 pm to 6 am

 

This closure was initially announcedlast week with maps.

·      I-10 Eastbound will completely close at the Sunland Exit Ramp (Exit 13).

·      The Sunland Flyover Entrance Ramp to I-10 East will close.

·      Sunland Park Drive (northbound lanes) will completely close between the Sunland/Paisano intersection and Sunland Park Mall.

 

I-10 Detour:  Traffic on I-10 East will exit at Sunland Park (Exit 13) and re-enter I-10 East at the next entrance ramp.

 

Sunland Detour:  Traffic on Sunland Park Drive (coming from Doniphan Dr) will have to turn right on Paisano Drive and enter I-10 East. Vehicles will exit I-10 East at Executive Center (Exit 16), then take Executive Center Boulevard to North Mesa Street (SH 20). Finally, vehicles will take North Mesa Street (SH 20) to Sunland Park Drive.

 

This closure was initially announced last week with maps.

Executive @ I-10

 

One Day

July 10

9 am to 4 pm

 

The right lane on Executive Center Boulevard between I-10 and Rio Bravo Street (in the direction headed toward North Mesa Street) will be closed.
Mesa @ I-10 Five Days

July 10-14

9 am to 4 pm daily

The right lane on North Mesa Street (SH 20, eastbound) – in the direction headed toward the mountain – will be closed between South Desert Boulevard and North Desert Boulevard.
I-10 & Sunland

 

Full I-10 closureboth directions

One Night

July 11

9 pm to 6 am

I-10 in both directions will completely close at the Sunland Park Exits (Exit 13).

 

Detour: Traffic in both directions will be able to exit and re-enter I-10 at the next entrance ramp.

 

I-10 & Sunland

 

Full Closure on I-10 West

Two Nights

July 12 and 13

9 pm each night to 6 am each following morning

 

I-10 Westbound will completely close at the Sunland Park Exit (Exit 13).

 

Detour for July 12:  Traffic will exit at Sunland Park (Exit 13) and re-enter at the Sunland Park Entrance Ramp.

 

Detour for July 13:  Because the westbound Sunland Park Entrance Ramp will be closed on July 13, traffic will exit at Sunland Park (Exit 13), take Sunland Park Drive to North Mesa Street (SH 20), then take North Mesa Street to the I-10 interchange where vehicles may re-enter I-10 West.

 

I-10 & Sunland

 

Southbound Closure on Sunland

One Night

July 13

9 pm to 6 am the following morning

 

·      Sunland Park Drive (southbound lanes) will completely close between Mesa Hills Drive and Machuca Road.

·      I-10 Westbound Entrance Ramp will be closed at Sunland Park.

 

Detour:  Drivers who wish to take Sunland Park Drive southbound toward I-10 will be detoured at Mesa Hills Drive and re-directed to North Mesa Street (SH 20). Drivers will then take North Mesa Street to Doniphan Drive and take Doniphan Drive to Sunland Park Drive.

 

TxDot/Go10 Closures for Week of July 3rd

While there will be no closures for the next 5 nights and 4 days due to the Fourth of July break, after that, crews will be very busy.

Motorists can expect I-10 to close over three nights, including the night of Sunday, July 9, when I-10 East AND Sunland Park Drive’s northbound lanes will close completely.

Crews will be busy next week erecting beams for the new Sunland Flyover Ramp.

LOCATION DURATION DESCRIPTION
Mesa @ I-10

 

Daytime

July 5-7

9 am to 4 pm each day

 

The right lane on North Mesa Street (SH 20) – in the direction headed toward Remcon – will close underneath the I-10 Overpass between South Desert and North Desert boulevards.
I-10 & Executive One Night

July 6

9 pm to 6 am the following morning

I-10 Westbound will be reduced to two lanes between the Schuster Entrance Ramp and one mile after the Executive Center Overpass.
I-10 & Sunland

 

 

One Night

July 5

9 pm to 6 am the following morning

I-10 Westbound will completely close at the Sunland Exit Ramp (Exit 13).

 

Detour:  Traffic will exit at Sunland Park (Exit 13) and re-enter at the Sunland Park Entrance Ramp.

 

I-10 & Sunland

 

Two Nights

July 6 and July 9

9 pm each night to 6 ameach following morning

 

·      I-10 Eastbound will completely close at the Sunland Exit Ramp (Exit 13).

·      The Sunland Flyover Entrance Ramp to I-10 East will close.

 

Detour:  Traffic will exit at Sunland Park (Exit 13) and re-enter I-10 East at the next entrance ramp.

 

I-10 & Sunland

 

 

One Night

Sunday, July 9

9 pm to 6 am the following morning

 

Sunland Park Drive (northbound lanes) will completely close between the Sunland/Paisano intersection and Sunland Park Mall.

 

Detour:  Since the Sunland Park Overpass will be impassable, vehicles on Sunland Park Drive (coming from Doniphan Dr) will have to turn right on Paisano Drive and enter I-10 East. Vehicles will exit I-10 East at Executive Center (Exit 16), then take Executive Center Boulevard to North Mesa Street (SH 20). Finally, vehicles will take North Mesa Street (SH 20) to Sunland Park Drive.

Daytime, Overnight Work Continues on Go10 Project

As Go10 construction crews continue their work in improving I-10, there will be several new closures and detours.

Crews will continue work at North Mesa and Sunland Park this week.

Then, two weeks from Monday, I-10 will close for two nights as crews continue work on the new Resler Flyover Ramp.

LOCATION DURATION DESCRIPTION
Mesa & I-10

 

Daytime

June 19-23

9 am to 4 pm each day

 

The right lane on North Mesa Street (SH 20) – in the direction headed toward Doniphan Drive – will close underneath the I-10 Overpass between North Desert and South Desert boulevards.

 

 

I-10 & Sunland Overnight

June 21 and 22

9 pm each night to 6 ameach morning

 

I-10 in both directions will be reduced to one lane between the Sunland Park Exits (Exit 13) and the Sunland Park Entrance Ramps.

 

 

I-10 East @ Mesa

 

Complete closure

Overnight

June 28

9 pm to 6 am the next morning

 

I-10 Eastbound will completely close between the North Mesa Exit (Exit 11) and the eastbound Sunland Park Entrance Ramp.

 

Detour:  Traffic on I-10 East will exit at North Mesa Street (Exit 11) and take Doniphan Drive to Sunland Park Drive. Drivers may re-enter I-10 East from Sunland Park Drive.

 

I-10 West @ Resler

 

Complete closure

Overnight

June 29

9 pm to 6 am the next morning

 

·     I-10 Westbound will completely close at the Resler Exit Ramp (Exit 12). All lanes will open again at the westbound North Mesa Entrance Ramp.

·     The Sunland Entrance Ramp (westbound) will close.

 

Detour:  Traffic on I-10 West will exit at Resler Drive (Exit 12) and take North Mesa Street (SH 20) to the I-10 interchange where drivers may re-enter I-10 West.

 

TxDoT Transportation Planning and Programming Division Holding Stakeholder Meeting Tuesday

TxDOT’s Transportation Planning and Programming Division is conducting a series of regional workshops across the state to get feedback from public and private sector stakeholders.

The goal is to gain input from freight and logistics stakeholders on freight transportation needs, trends, challenges and opportunities.

State officials are looking for representation from air cargo, shippers, receivers, rail, ports, trucking, energy manufacturing, retail agriculture, pipelines, freight forwarders, transporters, anyone or organizations involved in freight movement and the general public throughout the state.

The update is intended to help ensure the transportation system moves goods safely and efficiently throughout the state and continues to support Texas’ economic growth and competitiveness.

El Paso’s meeting is set for Tuesday, June 6th.

8:30AM – 11:00 AM

TecH20  |  10751 Montana Ave.  79935

People interested in attending are asked to register by calling 512-486-5059 or go to www.movetexasfreight.com

Go10 Project: Three Nights of I-10 Closures Scheduled for This Week

Crews with the Go10 Project continue working night and day to get the roadways built, and this shortened week is no different. Below are the closures and maps for work this week.

I-10 & Sunland

Daytime

Tuesday, May 30 through Friday, June 2 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day

 The left lane on I-10 in both directions will close between Buena Vista and Sunland Park.

Crews are constructing new bridge columns in the area. [Map 1]

Overnight

Tuesday, May 30 and Wednesday, May 31 – 9 p.m. each night to 6 a.m. each morning

 I-10 in both directions will close completely at the Sunland Park Exit (Exit 13).

Detour: Traffic will be detoured onto the ramps alongside I-10. Follow detour signs in place.

Crews will be setting beams for the new turnaround lanes at the Sunland Park Overpass. [Map 2]

Overnight

Thursday, June 1 – 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. the next morning

 I-10 Westbound will close completely at the Sunland Park Exit (Exit 13).

 The Sunland Park Entrance Ramp to I-10 Westbound will close.

Detour: I-10 Westbound traffic will exit at Sunland Park (Exit 13), take North Mesa Street (SH 20) to the North Mesa/I-10 interchange where traffic may enter I-10 Westbound.

Crews will be setting beams for the new turnaround lanes at the Sunland Park Overpass. [Map 3]

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Map+Info: I-10 East, North Mesa will close Completely for Three Nights starting Monday

Crews will once again be in action this week, turning their attention to the Sunland Park Flyover Ramp.

I-10 & Sunland – Overnight

Monday, April 17 through Wednesday, April 19

9 p.m. each night to 6 a.m. each morning

  • The Sunland Park Flyover Entrance Ramp to I-10 Eastbound will close.

Crews are conducting prep work for the eventual removal of the Sunland Park Flyover Ramp. [No Map]

Daytime

Tuesday, April 18 through Friday, April 21

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day

  • The two-lane Sunland Park Exit Ramp (Exit 13, Westbound) will reduce to one lane.

This closure is necessary to give crews access to the work site. [No Map]

Daytime

Tuesday, April 18 through Friday, April 21

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day

  • The left lane on I-10 in both directions will close between Sunland Park and Buena Vista.

Crews are constructing new US 85 bridge columns in the area. Thank you for your patience. [Map 2]

Overnight

Tuesday, April 18 and Wednesday, April 19

9 p.m. each night to 6 a.m. each morning

  • The right lane of Sunland Park Dr. (headed north toward the mountain) will close between Constitution Dr. and South Mesa Hills Dr.
  • I-10 Westbound will be reduced to one lane between Buena Vista and the Sunland Park Entrance Ramp to I-10 Westbound.

Crews are conducting prep work for the eventual removal of the Sunland Park Flyover Ramp. [Map 3]

I-10 & Mesa Overnight

Tuesday, April 18 through Thursday, April 20

9 p.m. each night to 6 a.m. each morning

  • North Mesa St. (SH 20) in both directions will close completely at the I-10 Overpass.
  • I-10 Eastbound entrance ramps and exit ramps for North Mesa St. (Exit 11) will close.
  • South Desert Blvd. frontage road will close between Thorn Ave. and North Mesa St.

Detour:  Vehicles will exit at Redd Rd. (Exit 9), take Redd Rd. to Doniphan Dr. (SH 20), and take Doniphan Dr. (SH 20) to Sunland Park Dr.  Drivers can re-enter I-10 East from Sunland Park Dr.

These closures are necessary while crews haul dirt. [Map 1]

I-10 West Overnight

Monday, April 17 and Wednesday, April 19

9 p.m. each night to 6 a.m. each morning

  • I-10 Westbound will be reduced to one lane between Buena Vista and Sunland Park.

Crews will re-stripe I-10 West to accommodate construction of US 85 bridge columns in the area. Drivers should stay alert through these changes to lane geometry. [No Map]

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Maps: Go10/TxDoT Closures for the Week of March 27th

Construction crews will be busy this week, with work continuing on the Go10 Project.

I-10 & Mesa Continuous – Until further notice

  • The right turn-only lane on eastbound North Mesa St (SH 20) is closed between Osborne Dr and South Desert Blvd.
  • The right through lane on eastbound North Mesa St (SH 20) will close between Osborne Dr and South Desert Blvd, but only when necessary and only during the day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Note: Access to businesses will remain open at all times.

Crews are working to install underground utilities. [No Map]

I-10 & Sunland: Overnight Sunday, March 26 through Thursday, March 30 | 9 p.m. each night to 6 a.m. each morning

  • The Sunland Park Flyover Entrance Ramp to I-10 Eastbound will close.

Crews are conducting prep work for the eventual removal of the Sunland Flyover Ramp. [Map 1]

Overnight: Sunday, March 26 through Thursday, March 30 | 9 p.m. each night to 6 a.m. each morning

  • Sunland Park Drive in both directions will reduce to one lane between Mesa Hills Dr and Constitution Dr.

The closure is necessary so crews can work on the Sunland Park Flyover Ramp. [Map 2]

 Daytime: Monday, March 27 through Friday, March 31 | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day

  • The two-lane Sunland Exit Ramp (Exit 13, Westbound) will reduce to one lane.

This closure is necessary to give crews access to the work site. [No Map]

 Daytime: Monday, March 27 and Tuesday, March 28  | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day

  • The left lane on I-10 Westbound will close between Buena Vista and Sunland Park.

Crews are constructing new concrete columns in the area. [Map 1]

 Overnight: Wednesday, March 29 | 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning

  • I-10 Westbound will reduce to one lane between Sunland Park (Exit 13) and the Resler Flyover Ramp.
  • The Resler Exit Ramp (Exit 12) from I-10 Westbound will close.
  • The Sunland Park Entrance Ramp to I-10 Westbound will close.

Crews are erecting a high mast luminaire in the area. [Map 2]

I-10 & Executive – Daytime:  Monday, March 27 | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • The Executive Center Exit Ramp (Exit 16) from I-10 Westbound will be open; however, the right-turn-only lane onto Executive Center Boulevard will close. Motorists will be able to turn right at the traffic light.

Crews are installing a service pole. [Map 1]

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MAPS: GO10 Project Closures, Detours for Week of March 19th Announced

Texas Department of Transportation officials announced the new set of detours and road closures starting Monday, March 20th.

I-10 & Mesa

Continuous – through Friday, March 24

  • The right turn-only lane on eastbound North Mesa St (SH 20) is closed between Osborne Dr and South Desert Blvd.
  • The right through lane on eastbound North Mesa St (SH 20) will close between Osborne Dr and South Desert Blvd, but only when necessary and only during the day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Note: Access to businesses will remain open at all times.  [No Map]

Daytime – Monday, March 20 through Friday, March 24

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day

  • The right lane on eastbound North Mesa St (SH 20) will close between Osborne Dr and Remcon Cir.

This closure is required to accommodate follow-up work related to the March 12th demolition of the I-10 East Overpass. Crews will be hauling away rubble and removing final column footings. [Map 1]

 

Overnight – Monday, March 20 and Tuesday, March 21

9 p.m. each night to 6 a.m. each morning

  • I-10 Eastbound will reduce to one lane between Thorn Ave and North Mesa St (SH 20).

Crews will be adjusting barrier walls and re-striping lanes. Please slowdown in this area. [No Map]

 

I-10 & Sunland

Overnight – The following closures will go into effect at 9 p.m. each night, re-opening at 6 a.m. each morning:

  • Sunday, March 19 through Thursday, March 23The Sunland Park Flyover Entrance Ramp to I-10 Eastbound will close.
  • Sunday, March 19 and Monday, March 20The Sunland Entrance Ramp to I-10 Westbound will close.
  • Thursday, March 23The southbound lanes on Sunland Park Drive (southbound means traveling toward Doniphan Dr) will reduce to one lane where Sunland Park Drive passes over I-10.

Crews are conducting prep work for the eventual removal of the Sunland Flyover Ramp. [Map 2]

 

Daytime – Monday, March 20 through Friday, March 24

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day

  • The two-lane Sunland Exit Ramp (Exit 13, Westbound) will reduce to one lane. [No Map]

 

Daytime – Monday, March 20 and Tuesday, March 21

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day

  • I-10 in both directions will reduce to two lanes between Buena Vista and the Sunland Park Overpass. [Map 2]

 

Overnight – Tuesday, March 21 through Thursday, March 23

9 p.m. each night to 6 a.m. each morning

  • I-10 Eastbound will reduce to one lane between the Sunland Park Overpass and Buena Vista.

Crews will be re-striping lanes. [Map 3]

 

Overnight – Wednesday, March 22 and Thursday, March 23

9 p.m. each night to 6 a.m. each morning

  • I-10 Westbound will reduce to one lane between the Sunland Park Overpass and about 100 feet past the Resler Flyover Bridge.
  • The Sunland Park Entrance Ramp to I-10 Westbound will close.
  • The Resler Exit Ramp (Exit 12) from I-10 West will close.

Crews will be erecting a high mast luminaire in the area. [Map 3]

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Map: GO10 / TxDoT Closures for the Week of March 5

Officials with Go10 announce the upcoming road work and related closures for the week of March 5.

I-10 & Mesa Continuous – The following closures will remain in place until further notice:

  • The right turn-only lane on eastbound North Mesa Street (SH 20) is closed between Osborne Drive and South Desert Blvd.
  • The right through lane on eastbound North Mesa Street (SH 20) will close between Osborne Drive and South Desert Blvd, but only when necessary and only during the day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Note: Access to businesses will remain open at all times.

Crews are installing underground utilities. [No Map]

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Overnight Sunday, March 5 through Thursday, March 9 9 p.m. each night to 6 a.m. each morning

  • I-10 in both directions will reduce to one lane between the Thorn Avenue Overpass and North Mesa Street (SH 20).

Crews will be installing pavement on the median of the I-10 Overpass in preparation for the 27-hour closure on March 12. [No Map]

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I-10 & Sunland – Overnight Sunday, March 5 through Thursday, March 9 9 p.m. each night to 6 a.m. each morning

  • The Sunland Park Flyover Entrance Ramp to I-10 Eastbound will close.

Crews are conducting prep work for the eventual removal of the ramps. [Map 2] 

Daytime – Monday, March 6 through Friday, March 10 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day

  • The two-lane Sunland Exit Ramp (Exit 13, Westbound) will reduce to one lane.

This closure is necessary to give crews access to the work site. [Map 2]

  • I-10 in both directions will reduce to two lanes between Sunland Park Drive and the Buena Vista area.

This closure is necessary so crews can drill column shafts into the ground between eastbound and westbound traffic lanes. The new columns will support the new Sunland Flyover Entrance Ramp to I-10 East.  [Map 2]

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Executive – Overnight Tuesday, March 7

9 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning

  • The Executive Exit Ramp (Exit 16, Westbound) will close.

Crews will be removing barrier walls and re-locating them in preparation for the 27-hour closure on March 12.  [Map 3]

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Paisano @ Sunland – Overnight Wednesday, March 8

9 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning

  • Paisano Drive frontage road (Eastbound) will close between Sunland Park Drive and Crockett Street.

Crews will be removing barrier walls and re-locating them in preparation for the 27-hour closure on March 12.  [Map 3]

MAJOR CLOSURE COMING: I-10 & Mesa – 27 Hours

During this 27-hour closure on Sunday, March 12, crews will be re-striping I-10 Eastbound lanes and demolishing the existing I-10 Eastbound structure. By the morning of Monday, March 13, I-10 Eastbound traffic will be driving on the new median of the I-10 Overpass and the I-10 eastbound bridge structure will be gone.

Project Engineer Tim Twomey said, “Twenty-seven hours is an aggressive timeframe for work that could easily take multiple days. This consolidated timeframe is an effort to mitigate impact to motorists and businesses.”

The following closures will go into effect starting at 3 a.m. Sunday, March 12 and will re-open at 6 a.m. onMonday, March 13:

  • I-10 Eastbound will be completely closed after Redd Road.

Detour: Traffic on I-10 East will detour at the Redd Road Exit (Exit 9) and onto Doniphan Drive (SH 20). Traffic will be able to re-enter I-10 East from Sunland Park Drive. Follow the detour signs in place. [Map 1]

  • North Mesa Street (SH 20) in both directions will be completely closed at the I-10 Overpass.

Detour: Follow the detour signs in place. [Map 1]

  • South Desert Boulevard frontage road will be closed to through-traffic between Redd Road and Thorn Avenue, and completely closed to all traffic after Thorn Avenue.

Detour: Traffic will detour onto Doniphan Drive (SH 20). Follow the detour signs in place. [Map 1]

Motorists should avoid the intersection on March 12 by using alternate routes such as Transmountain Road (Loop 375), Doniphan Drive (SH 20) and Paisano Drive (US 85). Motorists who cannot avoid the intersection should follow the detour signs in place. [Map 1]

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With Money Tight, Texas Budget Writers Eyeing Billions Approved by Voters for Roads

More than a year after Texas voters approved routing billions in state sales taxes to roads and bridges, some lawmakers are questioning whether the first payment of $5 billion should move forward as planned.

Texans voted in 2015 to boost funding for state’s public roadways and bridges, which have strained under the state’s growing population. Proposition 7 — loudly cheered by top Texas leaders and supported by 83 percent of voters — changed the state constitution to route some taxes collected on car sales to the State Highway Fund.

But in an unusually tightfisted legislative session, some Texas lawmakers are raising the prospect of reducing that initial cash infusion to free up money for other state programs.

No one has publicly backed such a move, but key budget writers have privately discussed the option. And at a Senate Finance Committee hearing Monday, Sens. Kirk Watson of Austin and Charles Schwertner of Georgetown asked Legislative Budget Board staffers about how it might work.

Lawmakers could reduce the $5 billion transfer by up to 50 percent through a two-thirds vote in both the House and Senate. That’s through a provision of Senate Joint Resolution 5, the legislation that sent the issue to voters in 2015.

“As we’re thinking through all these budget items, we have a number in our head,” Watson, a Democrat, said when he learned such a maneuver could ultimately free up $2.3 billion in revenue for other purposes. “We purposely put in a fail-safe.”

Schwertner, a Republican, questioned whether the Texas Department of Transportation has already allocated money expected from Proposition 7.

The Texas Transportation Commission, which oversees TxDOT, last year approved a long-range planning document that assumed it would receive Proposition 7 funds through 2026, according to its Unified Transportation Program.

And at the Texas Transportation Forum, an event hosted by TxDOT in Austin this month, Transportation Commission Chairman Tryon Lewis said the agency is already counting on the money in long-range plans. “We’ll be getting the projects out,” he said.

On Monday, Lewis told the Senate Finance Committee that parts of the agency have been reorganized “to make sure money is used immediately.”

Local governments are already submitting proposals to TxDOT for how to tap the Proposition 7 money, Marc Williams, the agency’s deputy executive director, told The Texas Tribune. The Transportation Planning Commission will discuss those and other proposals during a Feb. 22 workshop before voting on them in March.

TxDOT’s main source of revenue — the gas tax drivers pay at the pump — hasn’t seen an increase since 1991, years before the Dallas Cowboys last won a Super Bowl. Twenty-two states in recent years have increased their gas taxes to help pay for transportation projects, according to credit ratings agency Moody’s. Such a move has been largely considered a nonstarter in the tax-averse Texas Legislature.

Meanwhile, as cars become more efficient, most drivers are paying even less in per-mile gas taxes.

On top of that, inflation, increased construction costs and cars becoming more fuel efficient have prompted years of warnings from TxDOT officials that it can’t keep pace with the demand for additional highway capacity needed to keep up with the state’s booming population. In some parts of the state, particularly in North Texas, transportation officials and planners began relying more heavily on tolls to fund new highways or expansions of existing ones. Residents eventually began pushing back against their proliferation.

During the past two legislative sessions, lawmakers came up with a number of mechanisms to send more money to TxDOT that avoided raising taxes, including two constitutional amendments that voters overwhelmingly approved.

Though the Texas Senate and House kicked off this session with proposed budgets that are nearly $8 billion apart, funding for TxDOT was one area where they agreed. Both bodies initially budgeted for TxDOT to receive more than $28.1 billion over the next two years. In each proposed budget, that figure includes $5 billion from Proposition 7’s sales tax revenues.

In a report last week, Moody’s argued that the new TxDOT funding approved by voters in recent years leaves the Legislature with less money to work with than it had in the previous session.

“Simultaneously, economic and population growth is expected to increase faster than the nation,” the report said. “Balancing the government service demands of growth against a smaller general fund budget now is a greater challenge.”

But amid sluggish economic growth in a state with a litany of pricey needs — including widespread concerns about the state’s child welfare system — some lawmakers appear to be lamenting whether too much money has been guaranteed for transportation.

A move to get back some of that money could face major opposition in the Legislature.

State Rep. Joe Pickett, the House sponsor of Senate Joint Resolution 5, suggested lawmakers should only use the clawback mechanism in case of a major economic downturn or if the state found itself in some other unforeseen fiscal bind.

“I just don’t think our budget is that dire,” the El Paso Democrat told the Tribune.

Last month, Gov. Greg Abbott released his proposed budget to lawmakers that included sending the full Proposition 7 funding amount to TxDOT in the next biennium.

“A promise to invest in infrastructure was made to voters, and this budget ensures the promise is kept,” his budget says.

Author:  JIM MALEWITZ AND BRANDON FORMBY

Mariana Alfaro contributed to this report. 

Go10 Reminds Motorists of Upcoming Project Closures for Week of February 5th

As construction continues on the city’s westside, officials with the Go-10 project remind motorists about the times, dates and closures related to the construction.

I-10 @ Mesa – Continuous for 6 weeks

The following closures started on Jan.18 and will continue until 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24:

  • The right turn-only lane on eastbound North Mesa Street (SH 20) will close between Osborne Drive and South Desert Boulevard.
  • The right through lane on eastbound North Mesa Street (SH 20) will close between Osborne Drive and South Desert Blvd, but only when necessary and only during the day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Note: Two lanes will remain open on N. Mesa St. (SH 20) and business access will be open at all times.

Crews will be installing underground utilities. [Map 2]

 

Overnight – Monday, Feb. 6 through Thursday, Feb. 9 | 9 p.m. each night to 6 a.m. each morning

  • I-10 in both directions will reduce to one lane at the North Mesa intersection overpass between Thorn Avenue and approximately 100 feet east of North Mesa Street (SH 20).

Crews will be moving dirt. [No Map]

 

Overnight – Monday, Feb. 6 through Thursday, Feb. 9 |  9 p.m. each night to 6 a.m. each morning

  • I-10 Eastbound will completely close at the North Mesa Exit Ramp (Exit 11).
  • North Mesa Street (SH 20) at the I-10 Overpass will close in both directions.

Detour:  Motorists on I-10 East will exit at North Mesa Street (Exit 11), take Doniphan Drive to Sunland Park Drive, and will be able to re-enter I-10 from Sunland Park Drive.

NOTE:  Keep to the detour route. Doniphan Drive does not provide access to I-10 nor to US 85 after Sunland Park Drive.

This closure will be recurring until further notice. Crews are placing bridge deck onto I-10 directly over N. Mesa St. (SH 20). [Map 2]

I-10 @ Resler Overnight – Monday, Feb. 6 through Thursday, Feb. 9 | 9 p.m. each night to 6 a.m. each morning

  • The Resler Flyover Ramp to I-10 Eastbound will close.

               Crews will be working on the existing Resler ramp structure. [No Map]

Overnight – Wednesday, Feb. 8 and Thursday, Feb. 9 | 9 p.m. each night to 6 a.m. each morning

  • I-10 Westbound will completely close after the Resler Exit Ramp (Exit 12).

Detour:  Motorists on I-10 West will exit at Resler Drive (Exit 12) and take North Mesa Street (SH 20) westward to I-10 where they can re-enter I-10 West.

               This closure will be recurring until further notice. Crews are working on the new Resler ramp. [Map 1]

 

Sunland NEW – Overnight – Monday, Feb. 6 through Thursday, Feb. 9 | 9 p.m. each night to 6 a.m. each morning

  • The Sunland Park Exit Ramp (Exit 13, westbound) will close.

Crews will be working on the Sunland Park ramp structure. [Map 3]

 

Daytime – Monday, Feb. 6 through Friday, Feb. 10 | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day

  • One lane on the two-lane Sunland Park Exit Ramp (Exit 13, Westbound) will close.

The closure is required to give crews access to the work site. [No Map]

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Go10 Announces Road Construction Closures for this Week

As work continues on I-10 on the city’s westside, several detours and closures will be in place this coming week.  As always, all closures are subject to change, The latest information is posted on the traffic alerts page and on Twitter.

I-10 East Daytime

Monday, Jan. 9 through Friday, Jan. 12 | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day

  • I-10 Eastbound will be reduced to one lane for approximately a half mile between the North Mesa Overpass and the Resler Overpass.

Crews will be conducting structural bridge work. [Map 2]

I-10 at Mesa Overnight

Sunday, Jan. 8 through Thursday, Jan. 12 | 9 p.m. each night to 6 a.m. each morning

  • I-10 Westbound will be completely closed between the North Mesa Exit Ramp (Exit 11) and the North Mesa Entrance Ramp. Detour: Traffic will exit at North Mesa Street (Exit 11) and re-enter I-10 Westbound immediately at the next entrance ramp.
  • I-10 Eastbound will have the left lane closed between the North Mesa Exit Ramp (Exit 11) and the North Mesa Entrance Ramp.

Crews will be continuing structural work on the I-10 Overpass at North Mesa Street (SH 20). [Map 1]

Overnight

Sunday, Jan. 8 | 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

  • North Mesa Street (SH 20) will be reduced to two lanes in each direction between North Desert and South Desert Boulevard. [Map 1]

Crews will be working on the new Mesa Bridge overhangs.

FUTURE CLOSURES

I-10 Both Directions Overnight

Sunday, Jan. 15 through Tuesday, Jan. 17 | 9 p.m. each night to 6 a.m. each morning

  • I-10 Westbound will be completely closed at the Sunland Park Exit Ramp (Exit 13)

Detour: Motorists on I-10 West will exit at Sunland Park Drive (Exit 13) and re-enter I-10 just prior to Sunland Park Drive.  [Map 2]

Crews will be conducting structural work on the westbound Paisano Drive (US 85) Bridge.

Overnight Monday, Jan. 16 through Thursday, Jan. 19 | 9 p.m. each night to 6 a.m.

  • I-10 Westbound will be reduced to one lane between the Sunland Park Overpass and the North Mesa Underpass.
  • I-10 Eastbound will be completely closed at the North Mesa Exit Ramp (Exit 11).

Detour:  Motorists on I-10 East will be detoured onto Doniphan Drive (SH 20) and will be able to re-enter I-10 at Sunland Park Drive.

Crews will be setting steel beams into place at the Resler Flyover Ramp. [Map 3]

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TxDoT Begins Pretreatment of Roads ahead of Weekend Weather

Officials with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDoT) announced Thursday that work crews have started preparing local roads for the expected bad weather this weekend.

With temperatures expected to be around freezing both Friday and Saturday nights, and the forecast calling for rain, TxDoT Crews started work on both the IH 10 and 62/180 corridors.

TxDoT Public Affairs Officer Jennifer Wright states that current forecasts call for snow in Pine Springs area and around the Hueco Mountains on 62/180, leading to crews preparing the roads in that area.

Wright adds, “For El Paso and the IH 10 corridor, the current forecast is for an extended rain event with low temperatures and overnight lows approaching freezing….sections should monitor forecast and be prepared for full scale response and EOC activation over the weekend for temperatures drop.

For updates on road conditions state-wide, visit DriveTexas; to view live traffic cams from around the El Paso area, click HERE.

Maps: Go10 Projects upcoming for Week of November 27th

The Texas Department of Transportation has again announce their upcoming work schedule starting Sunday, November 27th.  The information below, as well as the maps for detours are courtesy GO10.

I-10 East & West – Overnight

Sunday, Nov. 27 through Thursday, Dec. 1

9 p.m. each night to 5 a.m. each morning

  • A left lane on I-10 in both directions will be closed for approximately a half mile between North Mesa Street (SH 20) and the Resler Overpass.
[Map 1]

I-10 West @ Resler & Sunland – Overnight

Monday, Nov. 28 through Thursday, Dec. 1

9 p.m. each night to 5 a.m. each morning

  • A right lane on I-10 Westbound will be closed from the Sunland Park Exit Ramp (Exit 13) to the Resler Flyover Ramp.
  • The westbound Resler Exit Ramp (Exit 12) will be closed.
  • The Sunland Entrance Ramp to I-10 Westbound will be closed.
[Map 2]

I-10 East – Daytime

Monday, Nov. 28 through Friday, Dec. 2

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day

  • A left lane on I-10 Eastbound will be closed for about a half mile between North Mesa Street (SH 20) and the Resler Flyover Ramp.
[Map 2]  Crews will be working to expand an I-10 arroyo bridge. Fact: There are 29 bridges in the GO 10 work zone and all of them will be expanded.

Mesa –  Daytime

Monday, Nov. 28 through Friday, Dec. 2.

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day

  • A right lane on North Mesa Street (SH 20) will be closed between Remcon Circle and Osborne Drive (in the direction traveling toward Doniphan Drive). [Map 1]

ADVANCE NOTICE

I-10 and Mesa

Eleven nights

Sunday, Dec. 4 through Thursday, Dec. 8

Sunday, Dec. 11 through Thursday, Dec. 15

Sunday, Dec. 18

9 p.m. each night to 5 a.m. each morning

  • I-10 Westbound will be completely closed between the North Mesa Exit Ramp (Exit 11) and the Thorn Avenue Overpass.
  • I-10 Eastbound will be reduced to one between the North Mesa Exit Ramp (Exit 11) and North Mesa Entrance Ramp.
  • North Mesa Street (SH 20) will be completely closed in both directions between North and South Desert Boulevard frontage roads

GO 10 recommends people avoid the intersection or follow the detour signs in the area. [Map 3]

Crews will be moving 30 bridge beams into the area and using two cranes to set those beams into place. The longest beam is 164-feet long, more than six-feet tall, weighs 57 tons, and will completely span North Mesa Street (SH 20) once in place.

DETOUR:  An illustration of the closure and detour is located on Map 3.

All closures are subject to change. The latest information is posted on www.go10elpaso.com. Click on “traffic alerts.”

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