• September 22, 2020
 ‘Juarez Ramp’ at Spaghetti Bowl set to close for nine months beginning September 8

‘Juarez Ramp’ at Spaghetti Bowl set to close for nine months beginning September 8

Beginning at 9pm on Sunday, September 8, Ramp F which connects westbound I-10 to Juárez will close to all traffic to accommodate the work for the I10 Connect Project

Officials share that this closure will be in place 24 hours a day, seven days a week and will last for approximately nine months. In the coming weeks, Ramp G which connects eastbound I-10 to Juárez will close, too.

When the I-10 Connect Project is complete, traffic going from Interstate 10 to Juárez will have separate ramps from traffic which is going from I-10 to Loop 375 via the Spaghetti Bowl.

To build those new ramps to Juárez parts of the existing ramps from I-10 to Juárez must be removed and replaced.

For the first two days of the closure, traffic seeking to access Juárez from westbound I-10 will take Exit 23B (US 62/180/Paisano Drive/Chelsea Street) and turn left on Paisano to access the Bride of the Americas.

This detour will allow crews to remove and replace temporary safety barriers on the long-term detour route.

Then, beginning on Tuesday, September 10, traffic seeking to access Juárez from westbound I-10 at the Spaghetti Bowl will use the following detour: Take Exit 22B (US 54/Alamogordo/Juárez/Fort Bliss); instead of going south to Juárez, follow northbound US 54.

Motorists will need to take Exit 23 (Cassidy Road), then take Exit 22B (Pershing Drive). Use the newly widened turnaround at Pershing to enter southbound US 54. Continue on southbound US 54 and follow the signs to Juárez.

This detour will be in place for the duration of the closure.

The official detour has been designed to minimize traffic signals and includes newly widened portions to better accommodate truck traffic. However, motorists consider using other international bridges to cross into Ciudad Juárez.

TxDoT officials add that commercial truck driver should be mindful that they are prohibited from using many city streets adjacent to the Bridge of the Americas.

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