• February 27, 2021
 New direct connector from US 54 to Bridge of the Americas set to open

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New direct connector from US 54 to Bridge of the Americas set to open

A new direct connector ramp linking southbound US 54 to Juárez at the Spaghetti Bowl is scheduled to open on the morning of February 2, 2021. 

When it does, all traffic bound from southbound US 54 to Juárez should follow newly installed signs to access the ramp which carries traffic above Interstate 10 and directly to the Bridge of the Americas.

Exit 20B (I-110/Juárez, México) which departs US 54 near Zavala Elementary School bound for the bridge will close permanently at this time.

This is the third new direct connector ramp to open as part of the I-10 Connect Project. The $96 million project is under construction at the intersection of I-10, US 54 and Loop 375 in Central El Paso.

“Its chief goal is to make it easier for traffic to switch between I-10 and Loop 375. This will allow traffic to better utilize Loop 375 as an alternate to I-10 and vice versa,” project officials share.

Overnight closures are also scheduled for as crews relocated concrete safety barriers to accommodate the new traffic pattern.

Monday, February 1, from 9pm to 5am

  • Ramp F-B, which connects westbound I-10 to Juárez, will be closed to all traffic.
  • DETOUR: Travel north on US 54, take the Pershing Drive turnaround to southbound US 54.

Crews will be relocating concrete safety barriers.

Tuesday, February 2, from 9pm to 5am

  • Southbound US 54 will be closed to all traffic between I-10 and US 62 (Paisano Drive).
  • US 54 DETOUR: Take Exit 21A (I-10 East/San Antonio), continue on eastbound I-10, take Exit 23B (US 62/180/Paisano Drive/Chelsea Street) and follow Paisano to US 54.
  • REMINDER: Juárez traffic will take the newly opened direct connector ramp from southbound US 54 to Juárez.
  • Ramp E which connects Gateway Boulevard South to US 54 at Yandell Drive will be closed to all traffic.
  • DETOUR: Enter southbound US 54 at Pershing Drive.

Crews will be relocating concrete safety barriers.

Wednesday, February 3, from 9pm to 5am

  • The two left lanes of eastbound I-10 will be closed to traffic between Piedras Street and US 62/180 (Paisano Drive)

Crews will be relocating concrete safety barriers.

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