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City to Begin Improvements to Ysleta Port of Entry Monday

Beginning the week of March 13, 2017, rehabilitation work will commence to the Ysleta Port of Entry commonly referred to as the “Zaragoza” international bridge located at 791 S. Zaragoza Road.

As part of the project, there will be temporary overnight lane closures Monday – Friday throughout the duration of the project.

Traffic will be allowed to move in both directions at all times. The lane closures will allow the contractor to conduct their work as efficiently and safely as possible, and have been scheduled during night time hours in order to reduce the inconvenience to the traveling public and commercial traffic.

The improvements will help extend the life of the bridge, and work to the bridge is expected to be complete this fall. The work schedule and lane closures may be modified to accommodate any unforeseen events or weather conditions.

The project scope consists of concrete repairs to the bridges’ substructure and superstructure, as well as deck expansion joint repairs. All improvements to the bridges will be carried out along the United States side and continue up to the International Boundary line.

Through the project there will be bridge lane closures, which will be limited to nighttime and weekend work.  The project schedule can be modified in order to accommodate unforeseen conditions or events.

This project with an estimated total budget of approximately $226,700 will be carried out by International Eagle Enterprises, Inc. This project is funded by the Bridges Maintenance fund, and is part of the City of El Paso’s commitment to enhance El Paso’s infrastructure network.