• August 1, 2021
 New direct connector from Westbound I-10 to Juárez set to open

New direct connector from Westbound I-10 to Juárez set to open

A new direct connector ramp from westbound Interstate 10 to the Bridge of the Americas is scheduled to open to traffic later this month.

As a result, traffic bound for Juárez will no longer be detoured up US 54 and through the Pershing Drive turnaround.

While this new direct connector ramp allows some traffic to avoid an out-of-the-way detour, traffic on eastbound I-10 will soon have to travel via the Trowbridge Drive turnaround to access Juárez or US 54.

These changes are scheduled to begin on the morning of Saturday, January 16, 2021:

  • A new direct connector ramp from westbound I-10 to Juárez will open at the Spaghetti Bowl. This will allow traffic from westbound I-10 to directly access the Bridge of the Americas. All traffic which takes this exit must travel to Juárez. Turnarounds near the Bridge of the Americas have been closed; access from the Juárez exit to US 62 (Paisano Drive) has been permanently removed.

These changes are scheduled to begin on the morning of Tuesday, January 19, 2021:

  • Ramp H which connects eastbound I-10 to northbound US 54 will temporarily close to all traffic until further notice. All traffic bound for northbound US 54, southbound US 54 or Juárez should remain on eastbound I-10, take Exit 24A (Trowbridge Drive), use the newly widened turnaround, enter westbound I-10, take Exit 22B (US 54/Alamogordo/Juárez/Fort Bliss) and follow the above detour. This closure will allow crews to demolish and reconfigure parts of Ramp H.

  • Gateway Boulevard East will temporarily close to thru traffic at Loop 478 (Copia Street) until futher notice. Gateway East will remain open for business access only to a point just past Stevens Street. Thru traffic should detour via Durazno Avenue. This closure is necessary because of overhead demolition work on Ramp H.

The following nightly closures are necessary to relocate concrete safety barriers around the work zone ahead of the long-term detour changes.

Wednesday, January 13, and Thursday, January 14 – Nightly from 9pm to 5am

  • Ramp H which connects eastbound I-10 to northbound US 54 will be closed to all traffic.
  • DETOUR: Continue on eastbound I-10, take Exit 24A (Trowbridge Drive), use the newly widened turnaround, enter westbound I-10, take Exit 22B (US 54/Alamogordo/Juárez/Fort Bliss).

The Following Long-term Closures Will Continue Without Interruption Next Week:

  • Ramps F and G, which connect I-10 to Juárez at the Spaghetti Bowl, remain detoured through northbound US 54 to Pershing Drive until further notice.
  • Interstate 110, the short freeway spur leading to and from the Bridge of the Americas, remains closed to northbound traffic until further notice.
  • US 62 (Paisano Drive) remains closed to traffic in both directions between San Marcial Street and Gateway Boulevard South.
  • The ramp from southbound US 54 to US 62 (Paisano Drive) remains closed until further notice.
  • Both turnarounds under US 54 at US 62 (Paisano Drive) remains closed until further notice.
  • Intermittent closures on Durazno Avenue, Rosa Avenue and Uva Street.
  • Lane closures will be in place on eastbound and westbound SH 20 (Alameda Avenue) at US 54 until further notice.
  • Lane closures will be in place on Ramp D, which connects southbound US 54 to eastbound I-10 until further notice.
  • Lane closures will be in place on Ramp H, which connects eastbound I-10 to northbound US 54, until further notice.
  • Intermittent lane closures on Gateway Boulevard East between Piedras Street and US 62/180 (Paisano Drive).
  • Intermittent lane closures on Gateway Boulevard West between Boone Street and Palm Street.

Onramp and offramp closures may begin up to one hour earlier than stated times. All information is subject to change based upon weather and field conditions.

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