• September 29, 2020
 Connect 10, TxDoT Project closures, detours for Week of August 16

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Connect 10, TxDoT Project closures, detours for Week of August 16

As work beings tying in new ramps to existing ones as part of the I-10 Connect Project, Gateway Boulevard East will close for approximately six months to allow crews better access to the under-side of the Spaghetti Bowl.

Please see full closure lists via hyperlinks below, some high impact closures and dates are detailed below as well.

Closure Links: West Area Project Closures   |   I-10 Connect Project Closures   |   East Area Project Closures

Long-Term Closure

Beginning Monday, August 17, lasting approximately six months

  • Gateway Boulevard East adjacent to Lincoln Park will be closed to all traffic.
  • DETOUR: Enter eastbound I-10 at Loop 478 (Copia Street), then take Exit 23A (Raynolds Street).

Crews will be working to tie in existing ramps to newly constructed direct connector ramps.

Detour Modifications

Beginning Monday, August 17, continuing until further notice

  • Northbound I-110 remains closed to all traffic at US 62 (Paisano Drive).
  • All traffic leaving the Bridge of the Americas must continue to turn right on Paisano.
  • Motorists should drive with caution in the area as modifications to the temporary detour route will be implemented.

Realigning the detour route’s intersection with Paisano Drive at the temporary Customs and Border Protection Access Point is intended to discourage illegal u-turns and reduce the number of dangerous weaving motions made by motorists leaving the Bridge of the Americas.

TxDOT Maintenance Project Resurfaces Frontage Roads near I-10 Connect Project

While it’s not part of the I-10 Connect Project, motorists traveling near the project should be aware of a maintenance project which is resurfacing some nearby roadways in Central El Paso:

Monday, August 17, through Friday, August 21

Daily 7am to 6pm

  • Alternate lane closures on Gateway Boulevard North between Yandell Drive and Pershing Drive.
  • Alternate lane closures on Gateway Boulevard South between Pershing Drive and Yandell Drive.

Crews will be milling and placing asphalt.

Mesa Park Interchange Project

Sunday, August 16
6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • I-10 eastbound between Sunland Park and Schuster complete closure.
  • Crews will be performing a traffic switch and striping freeway.

Monday, August 17 through Saturday, August 21
Nightly, 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

  • I-10 westbound between Executive off-ramp and Executive on-ramp complete closure.
  • Crews will be removing overhang from underpass bridge and painting.

Mesa Safety Improvement Project

Monday, August 17 through Friday, August 21
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Mesa and Mesa Hills intersection between Festival and Crown Point alternate lane closures.
  • Mesa and Baltimore intersection between Cincinnati and Gregory alternate lane closures.
  • Mesa and Argonaut intersection between Castellano and Montecillo alternate lane closures.
  • Montana and Krag intersection alternate lane closures.
  • North Loop and Hawkins intersection alternate lane closures.
  • Zaragoza and Vista Del Sol intersection alternate lane closures.
  • Crews will be working on traffic signal improvements.

Guardrail Repair

Monday, August 17
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Loop 375 westbound between Fonseca and one mile west of Fonseca right lane closed.
  • Crews will be working on guardrails.

Tuesday, August 18
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • US-54 southbound between Sean Haggerty and Martin Luther King Jr right lane closed with complete Martin Luther King Jr exit-ramp closure.
  • Crews will be working on guardrails

Wednesday, August 19
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • I-10 westbound complete Copia exit-ramp closure with complete US-54 northbound to I-10 westbound on-ramp closure.
  • I-10 westbound between Copia and Piedras right lane closed.
  • Crews will be working on guardrails.

Thursday, August 20
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • I-10 eastbound between Executive and Schuster right lane closed.
  • Crews will be working on guardrails.

Pothole Repair

Monday, August 17 through Friday, August 21
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • SH-20 (Mesa) westbound between Camille and Alto Mesa right lane closed.
  • Crews will be working on pothole repairs.

Spall Repair

Sunday, August 16 through Thursday, August 20
Nightly, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

  • I-10 eastbound between Dallas and Robert E Lee alternating lane closures.
  • Crews will be working on concrete spall repair.

Miscellaneous Concrete

Tuesday, August 18 and Wednesday, August 19
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • FM-1905 westbound between I-10 and Sandia right lane closed.
  • Crews will be working on sidewalk repairs.

Maintenance

Daily until further notice

Starting Monday, August 10 (including Saturdays and Sundays)
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • I-10 east and westbound between Mesa and Vinton and North and South Desert alternating left and right-hand lane and/or shoulder closures.
  • Crews will be boring

Friday, August 14 through Friday, August 21
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • SH-20 (Doniphan) east and westbound between Spur 6 and Spur 37 (Vinton Rd) right lane closed.
  • Crews will be working on shoulder work.
  • Desert North between Medano and Helen of Troy right lane closed.
  • Crews will be working on riprap.

Sunday, August 23
6 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • SH-20 (Mesa) and Mesa Hills intersection alternate lane closures.
  • Mesa Hills eastbound at the intersection of Mesa complete closure.
  • Crews will be removing and restriping the intersection.

Loop 375 Frontage Road Project

Monday, Aug 17 through Saturday, Aug 22 (complete closure)
Daily, from 6 a.m. until 4 p.m.

  • South Americas Avenue (frontage road) northbound to southbound turnaround complete closure at North Loop Drive
  • South Americas Avenue southbound traffic detour at North Loop Drive
  • Crews will be hauling material for retaining walls

Monday, Aug 17 through Friday, Aug 21
Nightly, from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. (overnight)

  • South Americas Avenue (frontage road) southbound left lane closure from Socorro Road to Pan American
  • Crews will be pouring stamped concrete riprap

Zaragoza/Montwood Improvement Project

Monday, Aug 17
Daily, from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. and continuous until further notice

  • Joe Battle Boulevard southbound left lane closure from Lyman Dutton Circle to Zaragoza Road intersection
  • Joe Battle Boulevard northbound left lane closure from Montwood Drive to Zaragoza Road intersection
  • Crews will be constructing new retaining wall

Continuous until further notice

  • Montwood Drive eastbound complete lane closure between Joe Battle Boulevard and Firehouse Drive
  • Traveling public will be shifted to westbound lanes of roadway
  • New section of Zaragoza will be open at Joe Battle Boulevard southbound to Montwood Drive to relieve traffic congestion
  • Crews will be reconstructing placement of concrete panels

I-10 Connect

Long-Term Closure

Beginning Monday, Aug. 17, lasting approximately six months

  • Gateway Boulevard East adjacent to Lincoln Park will be closed to all traffic.
  • DETOUR: Enter eastbound I-10 at Loop 478 (Copia Street), then take Exit 23A (Raynolds Street).
  • Crews will be working to tie in existing ramps to newly constructed direct connector ramps.

Detour Modifications

Beginning Monday, Aug. 17, continuing until further notice

  • Northbound I-110 remains closed to all traffic at US 62 (Paisano Drive).
  • All traffic leaving the Bridge of the Americas must continue to turn right on Paisano.
  • Motorists should drive with caution in the area as modifications to the temporary detour route will be implemented.

Realigning the detour route’s intersection with Paisano Drive at the temporary Customs and Border Protection Access Point is intended to discourage illegal U-turns and reduce the number of dangerous weaving motions made by motorists leaving the Bridge of the Americas.

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