To ensure the safety of workers constructing the I-10 Connect project, the overnight closure of southbound US 54 which was in place on Tuesday night will be in place again Wednesday night.
The ramp and u-turn closures which were set for Wednesday night have been rescheduled.
The closures are necessary as crews continue placing temporary concrete barrier to outline the work zone for the I-10 Connect project in South Central El Paso. The 30-foot, 42-inch barriers will create an added layer of separation — and safety — between motorists, construction crews and heavy machinery.
The following updated overnight closures and detours will be in place to accommodate this work:
EXTENDED: Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 9pm to 5am
- Southbound US 54 will be closed to all traffic at US 62 (Paisano Drive)
- Traffic bound from southbound US 54 to eastbound Loop 375 will detour by taking Exit 20A (US 62/Paisano Drive), traveling on Gateway Boulevard South, and continuing to eastbound Loop 375.
- Traffic bound from southbound US 54 to westbound Loop 375 will detour by taking Exit 20A (US 62/Paisano Drive) and turning right on Paisano, continuing west for approximately 1.6 miles before turning left on Coles Street and accessing Loop 375.
Crews will be placing concrete barriers.
Lane closures along US 62 (Paisano Drive) at US 54 which were originally set for Thursday, March 14, will be rescheduled.
Drivers are encouraged to register for text alerts and electronic newsletter distribution by visiting i10connectelpaso.com. This is only the first step in I-10 Connect project; additional closures will be announced in the coming weeks.
The I-10 Connect project is at the intersection of Interstate 10 and US 54 in El Paso County. The project extends from I-10 to Loop 375 (Cesar Chávez Border Highway) and provides access to the Bridge of the Americas (BOTA) via I-110.
The $96 million project includes the construction of four new direct connectors, a full reconstruction of the I-110/US 62 (Paisano Drive) interchange, and removes exit ramps from US 62 to I-110.
I-10 Connect will improve connectivity between I-10 and Loop 375, also providing an alternate route to I-10. It started February 19, 2019, and is expected to be complete in less than three years. For more information, visit I10ConnectElPaso.com; you can also follow @I10ConnectEP on Facebook and Twitter.