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Go10/TxDoT Closures, Detours for Week of October 14

Here’s a look at the  project closures for the week ahead. Highlights are below and the complete lists can be viewed via hyperlinks at the start of the chart.

With more rain expected today and this weekend, remember to take extra precautions on our roads:

  • If water is covering a road, don’t try to cross. As little as six inches of water can float some vehicles.
  • It is illegal to remove barricades blocking lower water crossings. Penalties can range from $200 to $1,000 and/or two years in jail.
  • Never try to walk, swim or drive through swift water.
  • If your vehicle stalls in deep water, leave it and move to higher ground if you can do so safely.
  • Turn around; don’t drown.

A couple of lane pattern changes to be aware of:

  • Between October 14 and 18, lane patterns will change on South Desert Boulevard after the North Mesa exit ramp (Exit 11) from I-10 Eastbound.
  • Between October 21 and November 5, lane patterns will change on North Mesa Street (SH 20) between Remcon and Osborne. Changes are dependent on weather conditions.

Mesa Park Interchange Project 

Sunday, Oct. 21 through Thursday Oct. 25
9 p.m. to 6 a.m. (nightly)

  • Complete closure on I-10 eastbound between Sunland Park and Downtown.
  • Crews will be placing barrier and striping lanes between Executive to the Asarco Metal Bridge.

DETOUR: Traffic will need to exit at Sunland Park; traffic will continue on Sunland Park then turn on M. Mesa and enter I-10 at the Downtown entrance ramp

Border West Expressway Project

Loop 375

Friday, Oct. 19 to Monday, Oct. 22
9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (continuous full closure)

  • Westbound and eastbound from Paisano connector to Oregon Street
  • Closure is needed for sound wall work

GO10 Project

  • 27-hour closure of North Mesa is postponed for November 4.

I-10 Both Directions

Overnight

Sunday, October 14 through Thursday, October 18

8 p.m. each night to 6 a.m. each morning

  • I-10 eastbound will close at Sunland Park (Exit 13). Detour: Motorists will exit at Sunland Park, follow the detour signs to Doniphan Drive and Paisano Drive (US 85), then onto Executive Center Boulevard. The Executive Center Boulevard entrance ramp to I-10 eastbound will be open.
  • I-10 westbound will close at Executive Center (Exit 16). Detour: Motorists will exit at Executive Center, then follow the detour signs to North Mesa Street (SH 20). The North Mesa entrance ramp to I-10 westbound will be open.
  • Sunland Park Drive will close in both directions at the I-10 overpass. Detour: Motorists should use an alternate route.
  • Paisano Drive (US 85) westbound will close at McNutt Road (NM 273). Detour: Motorists on westbound Paisano Drive (US 85) will exit at McNutt Road (NM 273).
  • Both Sunland Park entrance ramps to I-10 eastbound will close.
  • Crockett Street access to Paisano Drive (US 85) will close.
  • The Resler flyover entrance ramp to I-10 eastbound will close.
  • The Sunland Park entrance ramp to I-10 westbound will close.
  • The Schuster/UTEP entrance ramp to I-10 westbound will close.
  • Crews will be paving in the median of I-10, painting nearby structures, and hauling dirt.

 

North Mesa

Overnight

Sunday, October 14 through Thursday, October 18

8 p.m. each night to 6 a.m. each morning

  • The North Mesa exit ramp (Exit 11) from I-10 eastbound will close.
  • Detour: Motorists on I-10 eastbound should use an alternate exit ramp.
  • South Desert Boulevard will close between McClintock Drive and North Mesa Street (SH 20).
  • North Mesa Street (SH 20) westbound lanes (in the direction headed toward Doniphan Drive) will close at North Desert Boulevard.
  • Detour: Motorists on westbound North Mesa Street (SH 20) should take an alternate route.
  • Crews will be realigning the Mesa exit ramp and conducting pavement work.

West Area Projects   |   GO10   |   Border West Expressway   |   East Area Projects

LOCATION DURATION DESCRIPTION
I-10 Both Directions Overnight

October 14-18

8 pm each night to 6 am each morning

 

·      I-10 Eastbound will close at Sunland Park (Exit 13). Detour: Motorists will exit at Sunland Park, follow the detour signs to Doniphan Drive and Paisano Drive (US 85), then onto Executive Center Boulevard. The Executive Center Boulevard entrance ramp to I-10 Eastbound will be open.

·      I-10 Westbound will close at Executive Center (Exit 16). Detour: Motorists will exit at Executive Center, then follow the detour signs to North Mesa Street (SH 20). The North Mesa entrance ramp to I-10 Westbound will be open.

·      Sunland Park Drive will close in both directions at the I-10 overpass. Detour: Motorists should use an alternate route.

·      Paisano Drive (US 85) westbound will close at McNutt Road (NM 273). Detour: Motorists on westbound Paisano Drive (US 85) will exit at McNutt Road (NM 273).

·      Both Sunland Park entrance ramps to I-10 Eastbound will close.

·      Crockett Street access to Paisano Drive (US 85) will close.

·      The Resler flyover entrance ramp to I-10 Eastbound will close.

·      The Sunland Park entrance ramp to I-10 Westbound will close.

·      The Schuster/UTEP entrance ramp to I-10 Westbound will close.

 

Crews will be paving in the median of I-10, painting nearby structures, and hauling dirt.

 

North Mesa

 

Overnight

October 14-18

8 pm each night to 6 am each morning

 

·      The North Mesa exit ramp (Exit 11) from I-10 Eastbound will close. Detour: Motorists on I-10 Eastbound should use an alternate exit ramp.

·      South Desert Boulevard will close between McClintock Drive and North Mesa Street (SH 20).

·      North Mesa Street (SH 20) westbound lanes (in the direction headed toward Doniphan Drive) will close at North Desert Boulevard. Detour: Motorists on westbound North Mesa Street (SH 20) should take an alternate route.

 

Crews will be realigning the Mesa exit ramp and conducting pavement work.

 

CAUTION: Between Oct. 14-18, lane patterns will change on South Desert Boulevard after the North Mesa exit ramp (Exit 11) from I-10 Eastbound.

 

North Mesa

 

 

 

27 HOURS

Sunday, October 21 at 3 am to Monday, October 22 at 6 am

·      North Mesa Street (SH 20) will close completely in both directions between Remcon Circle and Osborne Drive. Detour:  Motorists should use an alternate route such as Sunland Park Drive or Redd Road.

·      All North Mesa entrance ramps and exit ramps (Exit 11) at I-10 will close. Detour:  Motorists should use alternate ramps at Redd Road or Sunland Park Drive.

·      McClintock Drive access to South Desert Boulevard will close.

·      South Desert Boulevard will close between McClintock Drive and North Mesa Street (SH 20).

 

Crews will be moving barrier walls and re-striping lanes.

 

IMPORTANT:  After the closure lifts, motorists on North Mesa Street (SH 20) between Remcon and Osborne will experience a change in traffic lane patterns.  Motorists should plan for extra travel time and approach the area cautiously.

 

WEATHER NOTE:  If rain prevents this work from happening on October 21, then crews will aim to complete the work on the nights of October 22-25. If rain prevents work on the nights of October 22-25, then crews will implement a 27-hour closure on Sunday, November 4.

Go10/TxDoT Closures for Week of October 7

This week’s closures are identical to last week’s; however, one thing to note:  the closure of I-10 Westbound at Executive on Sunday, October 7 may be eclipsed by the Mesa Park Project.

The Mesa Park folks plan to close I-10 Westbound at Schuster on that same night.   Mesa Park Project closures are listed at the TxDOT website.  Additionally  GO 10’s 27-hour closure of North Mesa is has been bumped again and is now set for October 21-22.

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Mesa Park Interchange Project 

Sunday, Oct. 7
8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (one night only)

  • Complete closure on I-10 westbound at Schuster
  • Detour: Westbound traffic will need to exit at the Schuster exit ramp and turn on Mesa, then proceed to Sunland Park and re-enter I-10 at the Sunland Park entrance ramp
  • Crews will be placing concrete paving for the proposed collector-distributor lane

Sunday, Oct. 21 through Thursday, Oct. 25
9 p.m. to 6 a.m. (nightly)

  • Complete closure on I-10 eastbound between Sunland Park to Downtown
  • Detour: Traffic will need to exit at Sunland Park; traffic will continue on Sunland Park, then turn on N. Mesa and enter I-10 at the Downtown entrance ramp
  • Crews will be placing barrier and striping lanes between Executive to the Asarco Metal Bridge

Sunday, Oct. 28 through Tuesday, Oct. 30
9 p.m. to 6 a.m. (nightly)

  • Complete closure on I-10 westbound between Schuster to Sunland Park
  • Detour: Traffic will need to exit at the Schuster exit ramp and continue on Sunland Park to N. Mesa
  • Crews will be striping and placing barriers between the Asarco Metal Bridge and Executive

Thursday, Nov. 1
9 p.m. to 6 a.m. (nightly)

  • Complete closure on I-10 westbound between Schuster to Sunland Park
  • Detour: Traffic will need to exit at the Schuster exit ramp and continue on Sunland Park to N. Mesa
  • Crews will be striping and placing barriers between the Asarco Metal Bridge and Executive

 

US 54 Widening and Illumination Project

Saturday, Oct. 6 into Monday, Oct. 8
3 a.m. to 5 a.m. (continuous nightly closure)

  • Full closure of US 54 Northbound.
  • Traffic will exit US 54 at Hondo Pass and re-enter at Transmountain
  • Crews will be pouring concrete on Diana bridge extension and then will allow it to cure

 

Bridge Preventive Maintenance Repair Project

Sunday, Oct. 7 into Monday, Oct. 8
8 p.m. to 5 a.m. (one night only)

  • Two left lane closures on I-10 eastbound at Franklin
  • Crews will be repairing armor joints in the area

 

US 62

Friday, October 5 to Monday, October 8

9 p.m. to 5 a.m.  (Continuous closure)

  • Eastbound from Saint Vrain St. to Coles St.
  • Closure is needed for roadway work.

Saturday, October 6 to Monday, October 8

5 p.m. to 5 a.m.  (Continuous closure)

  • Westbound from Coles St to St Vrain St.
  • Closure is needed for roadway work.

 

US 85

Wednesday, October 10

9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (Nightly full closure)

  • Westbound and eastbound from Spur 1966 to San Francisco St.
  • Closure is needed for cap work and to move equipment.

 

Loop 375

Thursday, October 11

9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (Westbound closure)

  • Westbound from US 54 to Oregon St.
  • Closure is needed to roadway work and painting.

West Area Projects   |   Go10   |   Border West Expressway   |   East Area Projects

LOCATION DURATION DESCRIPTION
I-10 Both Directions Overnight

October 7-11

8 pm each night to 6 am each morning

 

·      I-10 Eastbound will close at Sunland Park (Exit 13). Detour: Motorists will exit at Sunland Park, follow the detour signs to Doniphan Drive and Paisano Drive (US 85), then onto Executive Center Boulevard. The Executive Center Boulevard entrance ramp to I-10 Eastbound will be open.

·      I-10 Westbound will close at Executive Center (Exit 16). Detour: Motorists will exit at Executive Center, then follow the detour signs to North Mesa Street (SH 20). The North Mesa entrance ramp to I-10 Westbound will be open.

·      Sunland Park Drive will close in both directions at the I-10 overpass. Detour: Motorists should use an alternate route.

·      The direct connector ramps between I-10 and Paisano Drive (US 85) will close. Detour: Motorists on westbound Paisano Drive (US 85) will exit at McNutt Road (NM 273).

·      Both Sunland Park entrance ramps to I-10 Eastbound will close.

·      Crockett Street access to Paisano Drive (US 85) will close.

·      The Resler flyover entrance ramp to I-10 Eastbound will close.

·      The Sunland Park entrance ramp to I-10 Westbound will close.

·      The Schuster/UTEP entrance ramp to I-10 Westbound will close.

North Mesa

 

Overnight

Sunday, Oct. 7

9 pm to midnight (three hours)

 

·      The right lane on North Mesa Street (westbound, in the direction headed toward Doniphan Drive) will close between Bartlett Drive and North Desert Boulevard.

 

Crews will be moving barrier, and temporarily changing the way drivers access nearby businesses. The change will allow crews to finish pavement work.

 

North Mesa Overnight

October 8-11

8 pm each night to 6 am each morning

 

·      The North Mesa exit ramp (Exit 11) from I-10 Eastbound will close. Detour: Motorists on I-10 Eastbound should use an alternate exit ramp.

·      South Desert Boulevard will close between McClintock Drive and North Mesa Street (SH 20).

·      North Mesa Street (SH 20) westbound lanes (in the direction headed toward Doniphan Drive) will close at North Desert Boulevard. Detour: Motorists on westbound North Mesa Street (SH 20) should take an alternate route.

 

North Mesa 27 HOURS

Sunday, October 21 at 3 am until Monday, October 22 at 6 am

 

·      North Mesa Street (SH 20) will close completely in both directions between Remcon Circle and Osborne Drive. Detour:  Motorists should use an alternate route such as Sunland Park Drive or Redd Road.

·      All North Mesa entrance ramps and exit ramps (Exit 11) at I-10 will close. Detour:  Motorists should use alternate ramps at Redd Road or Sunland Park Drive.

·      McClintock Drive access to South Desert Boulevard will close.

·      South Desert Boulevard will close between McClintock Drive and North Mesa Street (SH 20).

 

Crews will be moving barrier walls and re-striping lanes.

 

IMPORTANT:  After the closure lifts, motorists on North Mesa Street (SH 20) at the I-10 overpass will experience a change in traffic lane patterns.  Motorists should plan for extra travel time and approach the area cautiously.

TxDoT/GO10 Construction, Detours for Week of September 30

Here’s a look at project closures for the week ahead, highlights, detours and complete lists via hyperlinks below.

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The latest on I-10/Sunland Park

Earlier this month, we told you crews were aiming to complete the Sunland Park Drive main overpass by the end of September.  Due to inclement weather and due to delays at a different location, crews are now aiming for mid-November to open the main overpass at Sunland Park Drive.

The latest on I-10/Resler

Once the Sunland Park overpass is open, the plan is to close the westbound Resler exit ramp for approximately six to eight weeks. Crews will be reconfiguring the Resler exit ramp and replacing the ramp’s pavement.  While the Resler exit ramp is closed, drivers may use the Sunland Park westbound exit instead. Click here to watch a video that shows the final design of the Resler exit ramp.

The latest on I-10/North Mesa

Two more lane pattern changes are coming to North Mesa Street (under the I-10 overpass) this year. The first lane pattern change could be in place by October 15. This change will require a 27-hour closure on October 14, as detailed below. The second change should occur before December. Delays have occurred at this location; but, plans are in place to recoup.

Almost there 

GO 10 is a four-year project that started in April 2015 and ends April 2019 (7 months away). When finished, crews will have:

  • Installed an equivalent of 72 acres of concrete pavement.
  • Erected an equivalent of 98 houses worth of retaining walls.
  • Moved enough dirt to fill 306 Olympic-sized swimming pools.
  • Built, rebuilt or widened 29 bridges – a length of approximately 11 football fields.

Links to full list of closures:  West Area Projects  |  Go10  |  Border West Expressway  |  East Area Projects

LOCATION DURATION DESCRIPTION
I-10 Both Directions Overnight

Oct. 1 – 4

8 pm each night to 6 am each morning

 

·         I-10 Eastbound will close completely at Sunland Park (Exit 13). Detour: Motorists will exit at Sunland Park, follow the detour signs to Doniphan Drive and Paisano Drive (US 85), then onto Executive Center Boulevard. The Executive Center Boulevard entrance ramp to I-10 Eastbound will be open.

·      I-10 Westbound will close completely at Executive Center Boulevard (Exit 16). Detour: Motorists will exit at Executive Center, then follow the detour signs to North Mesa Street (SH 20). The North Mesa entrance ramp to I-10 Westbound will be open.

·      Sunland Park Drive will close completely in both directions at the I-10 overpass. Detour: Motorists should use an alternate route.

·      Both Sunland Park entrance ramps to I-10 Eastbound will close.

·      Crockett Street access to Paisano Drive (US 85) will close.

·      The Resler flyover entrance ramp to I-10 Eastbound will close.

·      The Sunland Park entrance ramp to I-10 Westbound will close.

·      The Schuster/UTEP entrance ramp to I-10 Westbound will close.

 

Crews will be paving at Sunland Park Drive and painting structures.

North Mesa

 

Overnight

Oct. 1

8 pm to 6 am

 

·      The North Mesa exit ramp (Exit 11) from I-10 Eastbound will close. Detour: Motorists on I-10 Eastbound should use an alternate exit ramp.

·      South Desert Boulevard will close between McClintock Drive and North Mesa Street (SH 20).

·      North Mesa Street (SH 20) westbound lanes (in the direction headed toward Doniphan Drive) will close at North Desert Boulevard. Detour: Motorists on westbound North Mesa Street (SH 20) should take an alternate route.

·      The North Mesa Street dedicated right turn lane onto North Desert Boulevard will remain open.

 

Crews will be conducting pavement work on North Mesa Street near South Desert Boulevard.

 

North Mesa 27 HOURS

Sunday, October 14 at 3 am to Monday, October 15 at 6 am

·      North Mesa Street (SH 20) will close completely in both directions between Remcon Circle and Osborne Drive. Detour:  Motorists should use an alternate route such as Sunland Park Drive, Thorn Avenue or Redd Road.

·      All North Mesa entrance ramps and exit ramps (Exit 11) to and from I-10 will close. Detour:  Motorists should use alternate ramps at Redd Road or Sunland Park Drive.

·      McClintock Drive access to South Desert Boulevard will close.

·      South Desert Boulevard will close between McClintock Drive and North Mesa Street (SH 20).

 

Crews will be moving barrier walls and re-striping lanes.

 

IMPORTANT:  After the closure lifts, motorists on North Mesa Street (SH 20) at the I-10 overpass will experience a change in traffic lane patterns.  Motorists should plan for extra travel time and approach the area cautiously and patiently.

 

TxDoT, GO10 Closures, Detours for Week of September 23

All the closures and detours for the upcoming week, including all areas of El Paso roadways are listed below.

Last week, GO 10 announced a 27-hour closure of North Mesa Street would occur September 30-October 1.  That closure is now postponed to October 7-8.  The one proviso: inclement weather could cause the closure to be postponed again to the following weekend, October 14-15.

Links to FULL LISTS of closures:  

West Area Projects   |  GO 10    |   Border West Expressway   |  East Area Projects

Mesa Park Interchange project 

Saturday, Sept. 29
3 a.m. to 3 p.m. (one night only)

  •  I-10 eastbound Executive entrance and exit ramps will be closed
  • Note: I-10 Executive overpass will remain open
  • Crews will be placing cement for proposed roadway

 

US 54 Widening and Illumination project
3 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 through 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 24

  • US 54 southbound will close completely at Transmountain
  • Crews will be pouring bridge deck over Diana Drive
  • Detour: Traffic will exit at Transmountain and re-enter after Hondo Pass

9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 through 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 24

  • US 54 northbound will close completely at Hondo Pass
  • Crews will be pouring bridge deck over Diana Drive
  • Detour: Traffic will exit at Hondo Pass and re-enter at Transmountain

 

Guardrail Repair project

Tuesday, Sept. 25
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (throughout the day)

  • Right lane closure on I-10 westbound between the Copia entrance ramp to the Piedras entrance ram
  •  I-10 westbound Copia entrance ramp will be closed

Wednesday, Sept. 26
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (throughout the day)

  • Left lane closure on I-10 westbound between the Artcraft overpass to the Transmountain overpass

Thursday, Sept. 27
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (throughout the day)

  • Left lane closure on Gateway West between the Piedras Street to the Cotton entrance ramp
  • I-10 westbound Copia entrance ramp will be closed
  • I-10 westbound Cotton exit ramp will be closed

Thursday, Sept. 27
9 p.m. to 3 a.m. (one night only)

  • Right lane closure on I-10 westbound between the Dallas entrance ramp to the Mesa exit ramp
  • I-10 westbound Mesa exit ramp will be closed

 

Border West Expressway project

I-10

Thursday, Sept. 27
9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

  • Eastbound left lane from Schuster Avenue to Executive Center Boulevard
  • Closure is needed for roadway repair

 

Loop 375

Friday, Sept. 28 to Monday, Oct. 1
9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (continuous full closure)

  • Westbound and eastbound from US 54 to Oregon Street
  • Closure is needed for sound wall work

 

McNutt

Friday, Sept. 28 to Monday, Oct. 1
9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (continuous full closure)

  • Westbound and eastbound from Doniphan to Brickland Street
  • Closure is needed for permanent striping

 

Executive Center Boulevard

Friday, Oct. 5 – Monday, Oct. 8
9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (continuous full closure)

  • Westbound and eastbound from I-10 to Paisano
  • Closure is needed for traffic switch

 

Border West Expressway Project (new)

US 62

Tuesday, September 25

9 p.m. to 5 a.m.  (Nightly full closure)

  • Eastbound from Coles St. to Saint Vrain St.
  • Closure is needed for roadway work.

 

From Saturday, October 6 to Monday, October 8

6 a.m. to 5 a.m.  (Nightly full closure)

  • Eastbound from Coles St. to Saint Vrain St.
  • Closure is needed for roadway work.
LOCATION DURATION DESCRIPTION
I-10 Both Directions Overnight

Sept. 24 and 25

8 pm each night to 6 am each morning

 

·      I-10 Eastbound will close completely at Sunland Park (Exit 13). Detour: Follow the detour signs along the frontage ramps to re-enter I-10 Eastbound.

·      I-10 Westbound will close completely at Executive Center Boulevard (Exit 16). Detour: Follow the detour signs to North Mesa Street (SH 20). The North Mesa entrance ramp to I-10 Westbound will be open.

·      Sunland Park Drive will close completely in both directions at the I-10 overpass. Detour: Motorists should use an alternate route.

·      The Sunland Park flyover entrance ramp to I-10 Eastbound will close.

·      The Resler flyover entrance ramp to I-10 Eastbound will close.

·      The Sunland Park entrance ramp to I-10 Westbound will close.

·      The Schuster/UTEP entrance ramp to I-10 Westbound will close.

 

Crews will be working on the Sunland Park Drive overpass and the westbound Sunland Park exit ramp.

 

I-10 East at Mesa

 

Overnight

Sept. 25

8 pm to 6 am

 

·      The North Mesa exit ramp (Exit 11) from I-10 Eastbound will close.

·      South Desert Boulevard will close between McClintock Drive and North Mesa Street (SH 20).

 

Detour: Motorists should use an alternate exit ramp and take an alternate route.

 

Crews will be paving on North Mesa Street near the South Desert Boulevard intersection.

I-10 Both Directions Overnight

Sept. 26 and 27

8 pm each night to 6 am each morning

 

·      I-10 in both directions will close completely at Sunland Park (Exit 13).

Detours:

–    Motorists on I-10 Eastbound will exit at Sunland Park (Exit 13) and follow the detour signs to Doniphan Drive and Paisano Drive (US 85). The Executive Center entrance ramp to I-10 Eastbound will be open.

–    Motorists on I-10 Westbound will exit at Sunland Park (Exit 13) and follow the detour signs to North Mesa Street (SH 20). The North Mesa entrance ramp to I-10 Westbound will be open.

·      Sunland Park Drive will close completely in both directions at the I-10 overpass. Detour: Motorists should use an alternate route.

·      The Sunland Park flyover entrance ramp to I-10 Eastbound will close.

·      The Resler flyover entrance ramp to I-10 Eastbound will close.

·      Crockett Street access to Paisano Drive (US 85) will close.

·      The Paisano Drive (US 85) entrance ramp to I-10 Eastbound will close.

·      The Sunland Park entrance ramp to I-10 Westbound will close.

 

Crews will be working on the Sunland Park Drive overpass and will be drilling near Crockett Street.

 

North Mesa

 

27 HOURS

Sunday, October 7 at 3 am to Monday, October 8 at 6 am

·      North Mesa Street (SH 20) will close completely in both directions between Remcon Circle and Osborne Drive. Detour:  Motorists should use an alternate route such as Sunland Park Drive, Thorn Avenue or Redd Road.

·      All North Mesa entrance ramps and exit ramps (Exit 11) at I-10 will close. Detour:  Motorists should use alternate ramps at Redd Road or Sunland Park Drive.

·      McClintock Drive access to South Desert Boulevard will close.

·      South Desert Boulevard will close between McClintock Drive and North Mesa Street (SH 20).

 

Crews will be moving barrier walls and re-striping lanes.

 

IMPORTANT:  After the closure lifts, motorists on North Mesa Street (SH 20) at the I-10 overpass will experience a change in traffic lane patterns.  Motorists should plan for extra travel time and approach the area cautiously and patiently.

  

TxDoT, Go10 Closure for Week of September 16

As the work week gets underway, construction around the Borderland will continues as well.  The links below take you to the individual area project, while the area’s on-going work is listed below

West Area Projects   |   GO10   |   Border West Expressway   |  East Area Projects

Maintenance (Various)  

Monday, Sept. 17 through Friday, Sept. 21
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (throughout the day)

  • US 54 northbound Sun Valley exit ramp will be closed
  • Right lane closure on Loop 375 eastbound between US 54 exit ramp to the Gateway North overpass
  • Left lane closure on Transmountain eastbound at the Gateway South intersection
  • Right lane closure on I-10 westbound between Airway to Geronimo
  • I-10 westbound Geronimo exit ramp will be closed
  • I-10 westbound Airway entrance ramp will be closed
  • Right lane closure on Spur 601 east and westbound between Fred Wilson to Loop 375

 

Westway Project Phase III

Monday, Sept. 17 through Friday, Sept. 21
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  (throughout the day)

Lane closures in effect: (until further notice)

  • Vinton entrance ramp to I-10 is now open
  • Anthony Exit 0 closed; use alternate exit before Anthony (temporary exit for traffic)
  • Westway frontage road is closed (only local traffic will have access)
  • Crews will be working on new frontage roads rehabilitation in the area.
  • Note: Local businesses in the area follow detour in place
  • Advisory: Lane restrictions are 12 feet width.

 

US 85

Friday, Sept. 14 to Sunday, Sept. 16
9 p.m. to 6 p.m. (continuous full closure)

  • Westbound and eastbound from Spur 1966 to San Francisco Street
  • Closure is needed for cap work

Friday, Sept. 14 to Monday, Sept. 17
9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (continuous full closure)

  • Eastbound left lane from Executive Center Boulevard to Doniphan
  • Closure is needed for painters

 

McNutt

Friday, Sept. 14 to Monday, Sept. 17
9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (continuous full closure)

  • Westbound and eastbound from Doniphan to Brickland Street
  • Closure is needed for roadway work

 

US 62

Friday, Sept. 14 to Monday, Sept. 17
9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (continuous full closure)

  • Eastbound and westbound from Cole Street to Saint Vrain Street
  • Closure is needed for roadway work

 

I-10

Thursday, Sept. 27
9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

  • Eastbound left lane from Schuster Avenue to Executive Center Boulevard
  • Closure is needed for roadway repair

 

Mall Braided Ramps Project

Sunday, Sept. 16
9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (overnight)

  • I-10 westbound two right lane closures between Viscount Boulevard and Hawkins Boulevard
  • Crews will be pouring concrete traffic barrier
LOCATION DURATION DESCRIPTION
North Mesa

 

Overnight

Sept. 17 and 18

8 pm each night to 6 am each morning

 

·      North Mesa Street (SH 20) will close in both directions between North Desert Boulevard and Osborne Drive.

·      The North Mesa exit ramp from I-10 Eastbound will close.

·      South Desert Boulevard will close between McClintock Drive and North Mesa Street.

 

I-10 Both Directions Overnight

Sept. 17

8 pm to 6 am

 

·      I-10 in both directions will close completely at Sunland Park (Exit 13).

Detours:

–    Motorists on I-10 Eastbound will exit at Sunland Park (Exit 13) and immediately re-enter I-10 at the next ramp.

–    Motorists on I-10 Westbound will exit at Sunland Park (Exit 13), follow it to North Mesa Street (SH 20), then re-enter I-10 Westbound using the North Mesa entrance ramp.

·      Sunland Park Drive will close completely in both directions at the I-10 overpass. Motorists should use an alternate route.

·      The Sunland Park flyover entrance ramp to I-10 Eastbound will close.

·      The Resler flyover entrance ramp to I-10 Eastbound will close.

·      Crockett Street access to Paisano Drive (US 85) will close.

 

I-10 In Both Directions Overnight

Sept. 18

8 pm to 6 am

 

·      I-10 Eastbound will close completely at Redd Road (Exit 9). Detour: Motorists will exit at Redd Road (Exit 9), go to Doniphan Drive, then follow Doniphan Drive to Sunland Park Drive. The Sunland Park Drive entrance ramp to I-10 Eastbound will be open.

·      I-10 Westbound will close completely at Sunland Park (Exit 13). Motorists on I-10 Westbound will exit at Sunland Park (Exit 13), follow it to North Mesa Street (SH 20), then re-enter I-10 Westbound using the North Mesa entrance ramp.

·      The Redd Road entrance ramp to I-10 Eastbound will close.

·      North Mesa Street entrance ramp to I-10 Eastbound will close.

·      Sunland Park Drive will close completely in both directions at the I-10 overpass. Motorists should use an alternate route.

·      The Sunland Park flyover entrance ramp to I-10 Eastbound will close.

·      The Resler flyover entrance ramp to I-10 Eastbound will close.

·      South Desert Boulevard will close between Thorn Avenue and North Mesa Street.

 

I-10 Eastbound

 

Overnight

Sept. 19

8 pm to 6 am

 

·      I-10 Eastbound will close completely at Redd Road (Exit 9). Detour: Motorists will exit at Redd Road (Exit 9), go to Doniphan Drive, then follow Doniphan Drive to North Mesa Street. The North Mesa entrance ramp to I-10 Eastbound will be open.

·      The Redd Road entrance ramp to I-10 Eastbound will close.

·      The Resler entrance ramp to I-10 Eastbound will close.

·      The Sunland Park exit ramp from I-10 Westbound will close.

Sunland Park

 

Overnight

Sept. 20

9 pm to 6 am

 

·      The Sunland Park exit ramp from I-10 Westbound will close.

 

North Mesa

 

27 HOURS

Sunday, Sept. 30 at 3 am

to

Monday, Oct. 1 at 6 am

 

·      North Mesa Street (SH 20) will close completely in both directions between Remcon Circle and Osborne Drive. Detour:  Motorists should use an alternate route such as Sunland Park Drive, Thorn Avenue or Redd Road.

·      All North Mesa entrance ramps and exit ramps (Exit 11) to and from I-10 will close. Detour:  Motorists should use alternate ramps at Redd Road or Sunland Park Drive.

·      McClintock Drive access to South Desert Boulevard will close.

·      South Desert Boulevard will close between McClintock Drive and North Mesa Street (SH 20).

 

Crews will be moving barrier walls and re-striping lanes.

 

IMPORTANT:  After the closure lifts, motorists on North Mesa Street (SH 20) at the I-10 overpass will experience a change in traffic lane patterns.  Motorists should plan for extra travel time and approach the area cautiously and patiently.

  

Video+Story: TxDoT, EPPD Remind Motorists of Free Stranded Motorist Towing Program

The Texas Department of Transportation, in partnership with the El Paso Police Department, have launched bilingual public service announcements on social media reminding drivers of TxDOT’s free towing program.

“Towing stalled vehicles and vehicles involved in non-serious crashes has improved clearing times on I-10,” said TxDOT El Paso District Engineer Bob Bielek. “We have made a difference in shortening the length of traffic tie-ups.”

The program, in place since October of 2017, provides a free tow to motorists stranded on I-10 from Viscount to Thorn.

Due to construction, the majority of this portion of roadway has no shoulders and few exits, so vehicles blocking a lane pose a safety hazard and create greater congestion. Vehicles are towed to designated drop off points where people can address issues or await help.

The stretch encompasses the GO10 project, the Mesa Park Interchange project, a portion of the Border West Expressway project and the Braided Ramps project during peak rush hours: 6 – 9 a.m., and 4 – 7 p.m. Mesa Street from the downtown exit (east and west) to Doniphan and Mesa are also included in the program towing limits.

The towing initiative, implemented with safety in mind, has proved successful as nearly 2,000 vehicles have been towed, about 60 vehicles per week, since the program started. Motorists are reminded to check their tires and gas level in their car as flat tires and empty gas tanks are the top two reasons vehicles get towed.

Tow operators are activated by TxDOT staff inside the El Paso District’s Traffic Management System known as TransVista. The central network system is home to five full time employees that manage 78 Dynamic Message Boards (DMS) and 169 cameras on El Paso state roadways.

TransVista staff is also responsible for sending out email alerts on closures that are a result of roadwork, crashes, or incidents affecting traffic flow. The center recently expanded its hours of operation to better assist during current and projected high impact closures.

“TransVista is now staffed from 4 a.m.-10 p.m. to cover busy closure times for construction projects in progress,” said Bielek.
While we have some projects being completed at the end of the year, scheduled construction work will continue with new construction projects starting with the New Year.”

The towing program is programmed to run until first quarter 2019. TxDOT’s Highway Emergency Response Operator (HERO) program, a longer term, citywide initiative that will assist stranded motorists on major state roads with emergency situations such as flat tires and dead batteries, etc. is in the works. It is expected to be in place by mid-to-late 2019.

To view the PSA, click here; to sign up for the email traffic alert system, visit www.drivetexas.org and select traffic alerts.

TxDoT/Go10 Closures, Detours for Week of September 9

This Sunday’s 27-hour closure of I-10 East at Redd Road will result in a change to traffic lane patterns on I-10 East at North Mesa Street.

Link to full lists of closures: West Area Projects  |  GO10  |  Border West Expressway  |  East Area Projects

US 54 Widening and Illumination Project

Sunday, September 9

11:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

  • US-54 southbound will close completely from Hercules to Dyer
  • Crews will be power washing the pedestrian bridge to prepare it for painting.

 

Monday, September 10

9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.

  • US-54 southbound will close completely from Hercules to Dyer
  • Crews will be painting the repaired pedestrian bridge.

 

Tuesday, Sept. 18

9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (one night only)

  • Complete closure on US 54 southbound between the Transmountain/Woodrow Bean exit ramp to the Hondo Pass overpass
  • DETOUR: US 54 southbound traffic will need to exit at the Transmountain/Woodrow Bean exit ramp and re-enter at the Hondo Pass entrance ramp
  • Crews will be working on opening the “New” ramp and closing the existing exit ramp between Transmountain and Diana.

 

Wednesday, Sept. 19

9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (one night only)

  • Complete closure on US 54 northbound between the Hondo Pass exit ramp to the Transmountain exit ramp
  • DETOUR: US 54 northbound traffic will need to exit at Hondo Pass and re-enter at the Transmountain/Woodrow Bean entrance ramp
  • Crews will be working on opening the “New” exit ramp between Diana and Transmountain.

 

UPCOMING 50-hour closures

3:00 a.m. Saturday, September 22 through 5:00 a.m. Monday, September 24

  • US-54 northbound will close completely at Hondo Pass
  • Crews will be pouring bridge deck over Diana Drive
  • Detour: Traffic will exit at Hondo Pass and reenter after Transmountain

 

3:00 a.m. Saturday, September 29 through 5:00 a.m. Monday, October 1

  • US-54 southbound will close completely at Transmountain
  • Crews will be pouring bridge deck over Diana Drive
  • Detour: Traffic will exit at Transmountain and reenter after Hondo Pass

Maintenance

Monday, Sept. 10 through Friday, Sept. 14
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (throughout the day)

  • US 54 northbound Sun Valley exit ramp will be closed
  • Right lane closure on Transmountain/Woodrow Bean (Loop 375) eastbound between McCombs to Bomarc
  • Right lane closure on I-10 westbound between Airway to Geronimo
  • I-10 westbound Geronimo exit ramp will be closed
  • I-10 westbound Airway entrance ramp will be closed
  • Left lane closure on Loop 375 between the museum to Tom Mays for shoulder work (mile markers 14-21)
  • Right lane closure on Spur 601 east and westbound between Fred Wilson to Loop 375

Westway Project Phase III

Monday, Sept. 10 through Wednesday, Sept. 12

  • Westway on-ramp to I-10 westbound will be closed.

Loop 375 Border Highway

Friday, Sept. 7 to Monday, Sept. 10
9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (continuous full closure)

  • Eastbound and westbound from US 54 to Oregon Street
  • Closure is needed for roadway work

US 85

Friday, Sept. 7 to Monday, Sept. 10
9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (continuous full closure)

  • Westbound and eastbound from Spur 1966 to San Francisco Street
  • Closure is needed for cap work

Friday, Sept. 14 to Sunday, Sept. 16
9 p.m. to 6 p.m. (continuous full closure)

  • Westbound and eastbound from Spur 1966 to San Francisco Street
  • Closure is needed for cap work

McNutt

Friday, Sept. 14 to Monday, Sept. 17
9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (continuous full closure)

  • Westbound and eastbound from Doniphan to Brickland Street
  • Closure is needed for roadway work

Doniphan Drive

Friday, Sept. 7 to Monday, Sept. 10
9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (continuous full closure)

  • Eastbound and westbound from Racetrack to Paisano
  • Closure is needed for roadway work

US 62

Friday, Sept. 14 to Monday, Sept. 17
9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (continuous full closure)

  • Eastbound and westbound from Cole Street to Saint Vrain Street
  • Closure is needed for roadway work

Mall Braided Ramps Project

Sunday, Sept. 9 (complete closure)
9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (overnight)

  • Gateway Boulevard eastbound complete frontage road closure between Airway Boulevard and Hawkins Boulevard
  • Crews will be removing portable concrete traffic barrier

Monday, Sept. 10 (complete closure)
9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (overnight)

  • I-10 eastbound complete closure between Airway Boulevard and Hawkins Boulevard
  • Crews will be removing portable concrete traffic barrier
LOCATION DURATION DESCRIPTION
I-10 East at Redd

 

27 HOURS

Sunday, September 9 at 3 am until Monday, September 10 at 6 am

 

 

·      I-10 Eastbound will close completely at Redd Road (Exit 9).

·      The Redd Road entrance ramp to I-10 Eastbound will close.

·      The Artcraft Road entrance ramp to I-10 Eastbound will close.

·      The North Mesa Street entrance ramp to I-10 Eastbound will close.

·      The Resler flyover entrance ramp to I-10 Eastbound will close.

 

Detour:  Motorists on I-10 Eastbound will exit at Redd Road (Exit 9), then take Doniphan Drive to Sunland Park Drive. The Sunland Park entrance ramp to I-10 will be open.

 

Business Access:  Access to area businesses will be open via South Desert Boulevard. Through traffic will not be allowed to use South Desert Boulevard as an alternate route.

 

Crews will be moving barrier walls and re-striping lanes on I-10 Eastbound.

 

IMPORTANT:  After the closure lifts, motorists on I-10 Eastbound at North Mesa Street (SH 20) will experience a change in traffic lane patterns.

 

I-10 Both Directions

 

Overnight

Sunday, September 9

8 pm to 6 am

 

·      I-10 Eastbound will be close completely at Redd Road (Exit 9). Detour:  Motorists on I-10 Eastbound will exit at Redd Road (Exit 9), then take Doniphan Drive to Sunland Park Drive. The Sunland Park entrance ramp to I-10 Eastbound will be open.

·      Sunland Park Drive will close completely in both directions at the I-10 overpass.

·      The Artcraft Road entrance ramp to I-10 Eastbound will close.

·      The Redd Road entrance ramp to I-10 Eastbound will close.

·      The North Mesa entrance ramp to I-10 Eastbound will close.

·      The Resler flyover entrance ramp to I-10 Eastbound will close.

·      The Sunland Park flyover entrance ramp to I-10 Eastbound will close.

·      I-10 Westbound will close completely at Sunland Park (Exit 13). Detour: Motorists on I-10 Westbound will exit at Sunland Park (Exit 13) and follow it to North Mesa Street (SH 20). Motorists may re-enter I-10 Westbound at the North Mesa entrance ramp.

·      The Sunland Park entrance ramp to I-10 Westbound will close.

 

Business Access:  Access to area businesses will be open via South Desert Boulevard. Through traffic will not be allowed to use South Desert Boulevard as an alternate route.

 

Crews will be moving barrier walls and re-striping lanes on I-10 Eastbound. Crews will also be pouring concrete onto the I-10 overpass at Sunland Park Drive.

 

IMPORTANT:  After the closure lifts, motorists on I-10 Eastbound at North Mesa Street (SH 20) will experience a change in traffic lane patterns.

 

North Mesa

 

Overnight

September 10-13

9 pm each night to 6 am each morning

 

·      On North Mesa Street (SH 20), the lanes for traffic headed toward Doniphan Drive will close between North Desert Boulevard and Osborne Drive. Detour: Motorists should follow North Desert Boulevard to use the Thorn Avenue overpass.

·      The North Mesa exit ramp from I-10 Eastbound will close. Detour: Motorists should use the Redd Road exit ramp.

·      South Desert Boulevard will be closed between McClintock Drive and North Mesa Street. 

 

Crews will be paving a section of North Mesa Street (SH 20).  For some time, it may appear as though no work is taking place; but, in fact, the new pavement requires undisturbed curing time.

 

I-10 Both Directions

 

Overnight

September 10-13

8 pm each night to 6 am each morning

 

·      I-10 in both directions will close completely at Sunland Park (Exit 13).  Detours:  Motorists on I-10 Eastbound will exit at Sunland Park (Exit 13), follow Sunland Park Drive to Doniphan Drive, then follow Doniphan Drive to Executive Center Boulevard. The Executive Center entrance ramp to I-10 Eastbound will be open. Motorists on I-10 Westbound will exit at Sunland Park (Exit 13), follow it to North Mesa Street (SH 20), then re-enter I-10 Westbound using the North Mesa entrance ramp.

·      Sunland Park Drive will close completely in both directions at the I-10 overpass.  Detour: Motorists should use an alternate route or follow the detour signs in place.

·      The Sunland Park flyover entrance ramp to I-10 Eastbound will close.

·      The Resler flyover entrance ramp to I-10 Eastbound will close.

·      Crockett Street access to Paisano Drive (US 85) will close.

 

Crews will be pouring bridge deck onto the center Sunland Park Drive overpass.

North Mesa 27 HOURS

Sunday, September 30 at 3 am to Monday, October 1 at 6 am

 

·      North Mesa Street (SH 20) will close completely in both directions at the I-10 overpass. Detour:  Motorists should use an alternate route such as Thorn Avenue or Redd Road.

·      All North Mesa entrance ramps and exit ramps (Exit 11) to and from I-10 will close. Detour:  Motorists should use alternate ramps at Redd Road or Sunland Park Drive.

·      McClintock Street access to South Desert Boulevard will close.

·      Graphite Drive access to South Desert Boulevard will close.

·      South Desert Boulevard will close between Thorn Avenue and North Mesa Street (SH 20)

 

Crews will be moving barrier walls and re-striping lanes.

 

IMPORTANT:  After the closure lifts, motorists on North Mesa Street (SH 20) at the I-10 overpass will experience a change in traffic lane patterns.  Motorists should plan for extra travel time and approach the area cautiously and patiently.

 

‘Don’t Mess with Texas’ Launches Contest for New Song

AUSTIN – For more than 30 years, the Texas Department of Transportation’s “Don’t mess with Texas” campaign has forged partnerships with the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughan, George Strait, Willie Nelson, LeAnn Rimes and Grupo Fantasma to share its important message.

Now the search is on for a new amateur musical talent to represent the iconic litter-prevention campaign. The “Don’t mess with Texas” Song Search Contest invites undiscovered Texans to compose an original 30-second song, incorporating the campaign’s anti-litter message.

The entries, submitted via video, will be collected online where the public will have the opportunity to vote on their favorites.

“Music has been a part of the ‘Don’t mess with Texas’ campaign from the beginning,” said Jeff Austin III, Texas Transportation Commissioner. “We’re excited to expand on this legacy by giving Texans of every walk of life a chance to add their voice to the campaign and share in a fun way how we all have a part to play in keeping our state clean and beautiful.”

The ‘Don’t mess with Texas’ Song Search Contest is presented in partnership with iHeart and Gibson Brands. Country superstars, the Randy Rogers Band, and Latin pop and norteño stars, Las Fenix, who are both featured in this year’s “Don’t mess with Texas” campaign, are also lending their time and talent to help discover the campaign’s newest performer.

ess with Texas” Song Search Contest is open to all Texas residents, ages 18 and above, and runs through October 2018. Contest rules can be found at Dontmesswithtexas.org.

At the end of the public voting period, two winners will be selected, one English and one Spanish, and awarded a prize package donated by Gibson Brands and iHeart that includes a 2018 Gibson Guitar, the opportunity to appear in a future “Don’t mess with Texas” TV spot with the Randy Rogers Band and Las Fenix, and a performance at an iHeart Live Music Lounge.

The Song Search Contest winners will join the ranks of other notable performers featured in the “Don’t mess with Texas” campaign throughout the years.

“Don’t mess with Texas” has been educating Texans about litter prevention since 1986. The campaign is the signature initiative for TxDOT’s litter-prevention initiatives which include Adopt-a-Highway, a grassroots partnership with Keep Texas Beautiful, and the community outreach and cleanup event — the “Don’t Mess with Texas” Trash-Off. For additional information on “Don’t mess with Texas,” visit Dontmesswithtexas.org

TxDot/Go10 Closures, Detours for Week of September 2

Here’s a look at our project closures for the week ahead.

Starting Tuesday after Labor Day, you can expect GO 10 to close I-10 in both directions between Executive Center Boulevard and Sunland Park Drive on the nights of Sept 4-6.

Then, in two weeks, expect a 27-hour closure on I-10 East at Redd Road (Exit 9).

I-10 Bridge Rail Replacement Project

Tuesday, Sept. 4 (complete closure until further notice)

  • I-10 eastbound right lane closure at Raynolds exit ramp to Raynolds overpass
  • Crews will be placing portable concrete traffic barrier and repairing shoulder work at bridge rails

Doniphan Drive

Friday, Sept. 7 to Monday, Sept. 10
9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (continuous full closure)

  • Eastbound and westbound from Racetrack to Paisano
  • Closure is needed for roadway work

US 85

Friday, Sept. 7 to Monday, Sept. 10
9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (continuous full closure)

  • Westbound and eastbound from Spur 1966 to San Francisco Street
  • Closure is needed for cap work

Loop 375 Border Highway

Friday, Sept. 7 to Sunday, Sept. 9
9 p.m. to 9 p.m. (continuous full closure)

  • Eastbound and westbound from US 54 to Oregon Street
  • Closure is needed for roadway work

US 54 Widening and Illumination Project, Pedestrian Bridge

Sunday, Sept. 9 and Monday, Sept. 10
9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (nightly)      

  • Complete closure of US 54 southbound between Dyer exit ramp to the Ellerthorpe pedestrian bridge
  • Crews will be painting and installing clearance height signs on the pedestrian bridge

Tuesday, Sept. 11
9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (one night only)

  • Complete closure on US 54 southbound between the Transmountain/Woodrow Bean exit ramp to the Hondo Pass overpass
  • Detour: US 54 southbound traffic will need to exit at the Transmountain/Woodrow Bean exit ramp and re-enter at the Hondo Pass entrance ramp
  • Crews will be working on opening the “new” ramp and closing the existing exit ramp between Transmountain and Diana

Wednesday, Sept. 12
9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (one night only)

  • Complete closure on US 54 northbound between the Hondo Pass exit ramp to the Transmountain exit ramp
  • Detour: US 54 northbound traffic will need to exit at Hondo Pass and re-enter at the Transmountain/Woodrow Bean entrance ramp
  • Crews will be working on opening the “new” exit ramp between Diana and Transmountain

Link to full lists of closures:

West Area Project Closures   |  GO10 Closures   |   Border West Expressway Closures   |  East Area Project Closures

LOCATION DURATION DESCRIPTION
I-10 West at Executive

 

Overnight

September 4-6

9 pm to 6 am nightly

 

·      I-10 Westbound will close completely at Executive Center Boulevard (Exit 16).  Detour: Motorists on I-10 Westbound will exit at Executive Center Boulevard (Exit 16), then follow the detour signs to North Mesa Street (SH 20). Motorists may re-enter I-10 Westbound from the North Mesa Street entrance ramp.

·      Sunland Park Drive will close completely in both directions at the I-10 overpass.  Detour: Motorists should use an alternate route or follow the detour signs in place.

·      The Sunland Park entrance ramp to I-10 Westbound will close.

·      The Schuster/UTEP entrance ramp to I-10 Westbound will close.

 

I-10 Both Directions Overnight

September 4-6

8 pm to 6 am nightly

 

·      I-10 Eastbound will close completely at Sunland Park (Exit 13).  Detour:  Motorists on I-10 Eastbound will exit at Sunland Park (Exit 13), follow it to Doniphan Drive, then follow Doniphan Drive to Executive Center Boulevard. Motorists may re-enter I-10 Eastbound from the Executive Center entrance ramp.

·      I-10 Westbound will close completely at Sunland Park (Exit 13) only if the aforementioned closure of I-10 Westbound at Executive Center Boulevard is canceled. (Updated information will be posted to Twitter @go10ep and to the GO 10 website.)  Detour:  Motorists on I-10 Westbound will exit at Sunland Park (Exit 13), then follow Sunland Park Drive to North Mesa Street (SH 20).  Motorists may re-enter I-10 Westbound from the North Mesa Street entrance ramp.

·      Sunland Park Drive will close completely in both directions at the I-10 overpass.  Detour: Motorists should use an alternate route or follow the detour signs in place.

·      Both Sunland Park entrance ramps to I-10 Eastbound will close.

·      The Resler flyover entrance ramp to I-10 Eastbound will close.

 

I-10 East at Redd

 

27 HOURS

Sunday, September 9 at 3 am until Monday, September 10 at 6 am

 

·      I-10 Eastbound will close completely at Redd Road (Exit 9).

·      The Redd Road entrance ramp to I-10 Eastbound will close.

·      The Artcraft Road entrance ramp to I-10 Eastbound will close.

 

Detour:  Motorists on I-10 Eastbound will exit at Redd Road (Exit 9), then take Doniphan Drive to North Mesa Street (SH 20). The North Mesa Street entrance ramp to I-10 will be open.

 

Crews will be moving barrier walls and re-striping lanes on I-10 Eastbound.

 

IMPORTANT:  After the closure lifts, motorists on I-10 Eastbound at North Mesa Street (SH 20) will experience a change in traffic lane patterns. The change to traffic patterns is necessary while GO 10 continues to re-pave I-10 and make improvements to North Mesa Street.

 

TxDoT: Travel Information Centers help with Labor Day Weekend Trips

As thousands of drivers head out this Labor Day Holiday to get in that last summer trip, Texas Department of Transportation (TxDoT) officials remind them of the resources that the Texas Travel Information Centers (TIC) provide.

Texas Travel Information Centers are staffed by professional travel counselors who welcome visitors to Texas, help with routings and provide information on points of interest, events and road conditions.

Visitors will also find rest areas with restrooms, picnic tables and “Welcome to Texas” photo opportunities.

“We get travelers from around the world, people new to the area and local residents that stop by and are surprised by how much our state has to offer,” said Sandra Torres, Anthony TIC Manager. “We encourage everyone to stop by and visit us.”

Texas has 12 locations across the state, including the location in the TxDOT El Paso District in Anthony, Texas. The center is open 8a.m. – 6 p.m., 7 days a week during the busy summer travel season.

Details on the Anthony location and each Travel Information Center are available online.

TxDoT/Go10 Closures, Detours for Week of August 26

Here’s a look at the project closures for the week ahead.

Links to Full List of Closures:

West Area Project Closures  |  GO 10 Project Closures

Border West Expressway Closures  |  East Area Project Closures

LOCATION DURATION DESCRIPTION
I-10 West at Sunland

 

15 HOURS

Sunday, August 26

3 am to 6 pm

 

·      I-10 Westbound will close completely at Sunland Park (Exit 13).

·      The Sunland Park entrance ramp to I-10 Westbound will close.

·      Left turns onto Sunland Park Drive from the Sunland Park westbound exit ramp will not be permitted.

 

Detour:  Motorists on I-10 Westbound will exit at Sunland Park (Exit 13), then follow the detour signs to North Mesa Street (SH 20). Motorists may re-enter I-10 Westbound from the North Mesa Street entrance ramp.

 

Crews will be moving barrier walls and re-striping lanes on I-10 Westbound.

 

IMPORTANT:  After the closure lifts, motorists on I-10 Westbound should approach the North Mesa area with caution because traffic lane patterns will be changed.  

 

I-10 West at Executive Overnight

August 27-30

9 pm to 6 am nightly

 

·      I-10 Westbound will close completely at Executive Center Boulevard (Exit 16).

·      Sunland Park Drive will close in both directions at the I-10 overpass.

·      The Sunland Park flyover entrance ramp to I-10 Eastbound will close.

·      The Sunland Park entrance ramp to I-10 Westbound will close.

·      The Schuster/UTEP entrance ramp to I-10 Westbound will close.

 

Detour: Motorists on I-10 Westbound will exit at Executive Center (Exit 16), then follow the detour signs to North Mesa Street (SH 20). Motorists may re-enter I-10 Westbound from the North Mesa Street entrance ramp.

 

I-10 East at Redd 27 HOURS

Sunday, September 9 at 3 a.m. until Monday, September 10 at 6 a.m.

 

·      I-10 Eastbound will close at Redd Road (Exit 9).

·      The Redd Road entrance ramp to I-10 Eastbound will close.

 

Detour:  Motorists on I-10 Eastbound will exit at Redd Road (Exit 9), follow it to South Desert Boulevard, then follow South Desert Boulevard to North Mesa Street (SH 20). Motorists may re-enter I-10 Eastbound using the North Mesa Street entrance ramp.

 

Crews will be moving barrier walls and re-striping lanes on I-10 Eastbound.

 

IMPORTANT:  After the closure lifts, motorists on I-10 Eastbound at North Mesa Street (SH 20) will experience a change in traffic lane patterns. Please proceed cautiously.

 

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Rip-rap Repair Project

Sunday, Aug. 26 through Thursday, Aug. 30
9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (nightly)

  • I-10 westbound at Paisano – 2 right lanes closed
  • I-10 westbound Paisano exit ramp closed
  • I-10 westbound Trowbridge entrance ramp closed
  • Crews will be repairing spalled concrete pavement

 

Westway Project Phase III

Monday, Aug. 27 into Tuesday, Aug. 28
9 p.m. to 5 a.m.  (one night only)

  • Complete closure of I-10 east and westbound at the Vinton overpass
  • Crews will be placing concrete on the new turnaround bridge

 

US 54 Widening and Illumination Project

Starting Sunday, Sept. 9 and Monday, Sept. 10
9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (nightly)

  • Complete closure of US 54 southbound between Dyer exit ramp to the Ellerthorpe pedestrian bridge
  • Crews will be painting and installing clearance height signs on the pedestrian bridge

 

Tuesday, Sept. 11
9 p.m. to 5 p.m. (one night only)

  • Complete closure on US 54 southbound between the Transmountain/Woodrow Bean exit ramp to the Hondo Pass overpass
  • Detour: US 54 southbound traffic will need to exit at the Transmountain/Woodrow Bean exit ramp and re-enter at the Hondo Pass entrance ramp
  • Crews will be working on opening the new ramp and closing the existing exit ramp between Transmountain and Diana

 

Wednesday, Sept. 12
9 p.m. to 5 p.m. (one night only)

  • Complete closure on US 54 northbound between the Hondo Pass exit ramp to the Transmountain exit ramp
  • Detour: US 54 northbound traffic will need to exit at Hondo Pass and re-enter at the Transmountain/Woodrow Bean entrance ramp
  • Crews will be working on opening the new exit ramp between Diana and Transmountain

 

Mesa Park Project

Tuesday, Sept. 4
9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (one night only)

  • Complete closure on I-10 eastbound between Sunland Park to Executive
  • Detour: Eastbound traffic will need to exit at the Sunland Park exit ramp and use Mesa to enter at Executive
  • Crews will be removing traffic barriers in the area

 

Loop 375 Border Highway

Friday, Aug. 24 to Saturday Aug. 25
9 p.m. to 5 p.m. (continuous full closure)

  • Eastbound and westbound from US 54 to Oregon Street
  • Closure is needed for roadway work

 

Thursday, Sept. 6
9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (nightly full closure)

  • Eastbound and westbound from US 54 to Oregon Street
  • Closure is needed for roadway work

 

Friday, Sept. 7 to Sunday, Sept. 9
9 p.m. to 4 p.m. (nightly closure)

  • Eastbound and westbound from US 54 to Oregon Street
  • Closure is needed for roadway work

 

US 85

Friday, Aug. 24 to Saturday, Aug. 25
9 p.m. to 1 p.m. (continuous full closure)

  • Westbound and eastbound from Executive Center Boulevard to San Francisco Street
  • Closure is needed for utility work

 

Saturday, Aug. 25 to Monday, Aug. 27
1 p.m. to 5 a.m. (continuous full closure)

  • Westbound and eastbound from Spur 1966 to San Francisco Street
  • Closure is needed for cap work

 

Friday, Sept. 7 to Monday, Sept. 10
9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (continuous full closure)

  • Westbound and eastbound from Spur 1966 to San Francisco Street
  • Closure is needed for cap work

 

McNutt

Friday, Aug. 24 to Monday, Aug. 27
9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (continuous full closure)

  • Westbound and eastbound from Doniphan to Brickland Street
  • Closure is needed for roadway work

 

Border West Expressway Project

Wednesday, Aug. 29
9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

  • I-10 eastbound left lane from Schuster Avenue to Executive Center Boulevard
  • Closure is needed for roadway repair

 

Doniphan Drive

Friday, Sept. 7 to Monday, Sept. 10
9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (continuous full closure)

  • Eastbound and westbound from Racetrack to Paisano
  • Closure is needed for roadway work

 

Monday, Sept. 10
9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (nightly full closure)

  • Eastbound and westbound from Racetrack to Paisano
  • Closure is needed for roadway work

 

Oregon Street

Friday, Aug. 24 to Friday, Sept. 14
5 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Southbound from Cesar Chavez to 7th Street
  • Closure is needed for roadway work

Go10/TxDoT Closure for Week of August 20

Both TxDoT and EPE Crews will be busy this week, from sites stretching from Downtown El Paso to poins east and west.

First off, in order to allow El Paso Electric (EPE) crews to safely place electrical cables through the newly repaired utility bridge, consecutive overnight closures will be required.

Commuters can expect the following I-10 eastbound and westbound closures in downtown El Paso on the following dates and times:

  • Monday, August 20, 2018 – 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Tuesday, August 21, 2018 – 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Wednesday, August 22, 2018 – 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Thursday, August 24, 2018 – 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Intermittent lane closures on Wyoming Ave, N. Stanton and E. Yandell will continue through the end of August. Final repairs of the manholes located on Wyoming and E. Yandell (next to the Howdy’s Food Mart) will continue through September.

Look for additional closures overnight next week required for utility work once the bridge is repaired.  Also motorist need to prepare for the 27-hour closure on I-10 coming up for a traffic pattern change.

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US 85

Monday, Aug. 20 to Wednesday, Aug. 22
9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (nightly full closure)

  • Westbound and eastbound from Spur 1966 to San Francisco Street
  • Closure is needed for cap work

 

Friday, Aug. 24 to Monday, Aug. 27
9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (continuous full closure)

  • Westbound and eastbound from Spur 1966 to San Francisco Street
  • Closure is needed for cap work

 

McNutt

Friday, Aug. 17 to Sunday, Aug. 19
9 p.m. to 9 p.m. (continuous full closure)

  • Westbound and eastbound from Doniphan to Brickland Street
  • Closure is needed for traffic switch

 

I-10

Thursday, Aug. 30
9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

  • Eastbound left lane from Schuster Avenue to Executive Center Boulevard
  • Closure is needed for roadway repair

 

Spalling Repair Project

Monday, Aug. 20 through Thursday, Aug. 23
9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (one night only)

  • I-10 westbound at Paisano – 2 right lanes closed
  • I-10 westbound Paisano exit ramp closed
  • I-10 westbound Trowbridge entrance ramp closed
  • Crews will be repairing spalled concrete pavement

 

Concrete Repair Project

Sunday, Aug. 19
9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (one night only)

  • I-10 eastbound at Paisano – 3 left lanes closed
  • I-10 eastbound at Raynolds entrance ramp will be closed
  • I-10 westbound at Paisano – 2 left lanes closed
  • Crews will be repairing concrete barriers in the area

 

Cesar Chavez Maintenance Overlay Project

Monday, Aug. 13 through Friday, Aug. 31
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Cesar Chavez Border Highway (Loop 375) alternating eastbound and westbound closures between Fonseca entrance ramp and US 54 – Paisano exit ramp
  • Crews will be pouring hot mix and overlay

 

Sidewalk Damage Repair

Monday, Aug. 20 to Friday, Aug. 24
9 p.m. to 4 a.m.

  • Horizon Boulevard (FM 1281) southbound right lane closure between Gateway East Boulevard and Thunder Road
  • Crews will be repairing damaged sidewalks
  • Please follow the detour signs in place on all projects. All work is dependent upon weather conditions.

West Area Project Closures  |  Border West Expressway Closures  |  East Area Project Closures  |  GO 10 Project Closures

LOCATION DURATION DESCRIPTION
North Mesa Street

 

Overnight

August 19 and 20

 

8 pm to 6 am nightly

 

·      The North Mesa exit ramp (Exit 11) from I-10 Westbound will close.

·      North Mesa Street (SH 20) – in the direction traveling toward Doniphan Drive – will close.

 

North Mesa Street

 

 

Continuous

Monday, August 20 at 9 am until Friday, August 24 at 3 pm

 

·      The right lane on North Mesa Street (SH 20) – in the direction traveling toward Doniphan Drive – will close between Remcon Circle and Osborne Drive.

 

Bus Service:  The Sun Metro bus stop on North Mesa Street (SH 20) at Osborne Drive will be closed during this work activity. An alternate bus stop is available on North Mesa Street (SH 20) at Crossroads Drive.

 

I-10 West at Sunland

 

Overnight

August 20-23

9 pm to 6 am nightly

 

·      I-10 Westbound will close at Executive Center Boulevard (Exit 16).

·      Sunland Park Drive will close in both directions at the I-10 overpass.

·      The Sunland Park entrance ramp to I-10 Westbound will close.

 

Detour: Motorists on I-10 Westbound will exit at Executive Center (Exit 13), then follow it to North Mesa Street (SH 20). Follow the detour signs along North Mesa Street (SH 20) to re-enter I-10 Westbound.

IMPORTANT: By the morning of Friday, August 24 motorists on I-10 Westbound should slow down as they approach the North Mesa area because lane patterns will be shifted.

 

I-10 East at Sunland

 

Overnight

August 21-23

9 pm to 6 am nightly

 

·      I-10 Eastbound will close at Sunland Park Drive (Exit 13).

·      The Sunland Park entrance ramp to I-10 Eastbound will close.

 

Detour:  Motorists on I-10 Eastbound will exit at Sunland Park (Exit 13). Follow the detour signs.

 

I-10 East at Redd

 

27 HOURS

Sunday, August 26 at 3 am until Monday, August 27 at 6 am

 

·      I-10 Eastbound will close at Redd Road (Exit 9).

·      The Redd Road entrance ramp to I-10 Eastbound will close.

 

Detour:  Motorists on I-10 Eastbound will exit at Redd Road (Exit 9), follow it to South Desert Boulevard, then follow South Desert Boulevard to North Mesa Street (SH 20). Motorists may re-enter I-10 Eastbound using the North Mesa Street entrance ramp.

IMPORTANT:  By the morning of August 27, traffic on I-10 Eastbound at North Mesa Street (SH 20) will experience a change in lane patterns. Please proceed cautiously.

 

TxDoT Set to Hold Meeting on Loop375 Lane Expansion

The TxDoT El Paso District will hold a public hearing for a project to improve Loop 375 (Purple Heart Memorial Highway) from Spur 601 (Liberty Expressway) to US 62/180 (Montana Avenue).

According to TxDoT officials, the proposed project is intended to improve mobility and reduce congestion by widening Loop 375 from the existing four-lane facility to a six-lane facility (three lanes in each direction), with three-lane frontage roads on either side of Loop 375 and a hike and bike trail along the southbound Loop 375 Frontage Road.

Plans also include improvements to the Loop 375 and Spur 601 intersections with the construction of three direct connectors. The work will stretch approximately 5.3 miles along Loop 375 and 0.1 mile along Spur 601.

“These changes will not only improve mobility for a growing part of East El Paso, but will also help support any development on Fort Bliss and include Post specific needs, such as a tank crossing,” said TxDOT El Paso District Engineer Bob Bielek. “The current infrastructure on Loop 375 lacks sufficient capacity to accommodate projected growth and traffic flow.”

The public hearing will be on Tuesday, August 28, at the R.E.L. Washington Elementary School Gymnasium at 3505 Lee Trevino Drive. Displays will be available for viewing at 6 p.m., during the open house portion of the meeting, followed by the formal presentation at 7 p.m. and a public comment period.

Unlike a public meeting, a public hearing is held after project location and design studies are developed and are held to gather community comments from all interested parties for the official public record prior to a final decision.

“We encourage people to come out and find out more about the project and get details on different phases of the planned improvements ahead of construction starting,” Bielek added.

The hearing will be conducted in English, and a Spanish interpreter will be present. Persons interested in attending the hearing who have special communication or accommodation needs are encouraged to contact TxDOT El Paso District Public Affairs Officer Jennifer Wright at (915) 790-4200.

Requests should be made at least five (5) working days prior to the hearing. Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate these needs.

Repairs to Damaged Downtown Utility Overpass Begin Sunday Night

Almost a month after a tractor-trailer driver ran his semi-truck into the overpass, crews with El Paso Electric and the Texas Department of Transportation are set to start repairs to the damaged utility bridge.

The repairs begin Sunday night August 12, when EPE Crews will require a full eastbound and westbound closure on I-10 in the downtown area, beginning at 9 p.m.  Crews will remove the existing wires from the damaged utility bridge before the repairs to the bridge begin next week.

Additionally, Wyoming Avenue will be completely closed from North Santa Fe Street to North Stanton Street.

The work is scheduled to be completed before 6 a.m. on Monday, August 13, then rebuilding of the damaged utility bridge in Downtown El Paso is scheduled to begin next weekend.

The continuous, weekend-long closure of I-10 at Downtown will start Friday, August 17th at 8 p.m. and run through Monday, August 19th at 5 a.m.

In preparation, I-10 East will also be closed Wednesday, August 15 and Thursday, August 16th from 8 p.m.-5a.m., nightly.  Traffic will exit and enter I-10 at Downtown.

“Drivers should utilize alternate routes or plan for extra travel time if they plan to be Downtown during this time. Additional congestion can be expected on the detour route as Yandell and Wyoming will be down to one lane during the closure to allow for utility work,” said TxDOT El Paso District Engineer Bob Bielek.

The repair plan includes demolishing then replacing two damaged beams, removing then replacing guardrail, and reconfiguring travel lanes to their original configuration.

“While work will happen on the westbound side of I-10 next weekend, the closure of the eastbound lanes is need for positioning of equipment,” said Bielek. “We expect both sides of the interstate to open simultaneously in time for Monday morning’s rush hour traffic.”

Additional closures related to preparatory work may be required as utility coordination continues. Drivers are encouraged to follow developments on Twitter and look for messages on dynamic message boards along I-10 and related routes.

Coordination with other TxDOT construction projects in progress will ensure drivers have alternate routes on Paisano, US 54, Loop 375/Border Highway and Transmountain free of closures during the designated weekend.

Video+Story: EPISD, TxDOT Caution Drivers: School Zones Active Beginning Monday

EPISD Police Services and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) teamed up Friday at Cooley Elementary School to remind drivers about school zone traffic laws and how they apply beginning on Monday, the first day of school.

“We are proud of our effective partnership with EPISD and their effective traffic safety efforts,” said Jennifer Wright, TxDOT public affairs officer. “Pay attention, stay off cellphones and watch out for buses and kids. We also want parents to have a conversation with their children about traffic safety: cross only in at intersections and designated crosswalks, make eye contact with drivers before crossing and look before getting out of the vehicle.”

EPISD Police are certified Texas peace officers and patrol campuses throughout the District to enforce traffic laws.

“We all have to work collectively to make sure everyone is safe going to and coming from school,” said EPISD officer Raul Ramos. “We will be enforcing all traffic laws, so we want to inform the public on how to avoid causing any accidents.”

The three most common violations officers encounter in school zones are speeding, passing and distracted drivers. The officers coordinated a demonstration to dispel any confusion about what is considered passing.

“A lot of people think it’s okay to pass in a school zone as long as you stay under 15 miles, but that is incorrect. If your front bumper breaks the plane of the vehicle next to you, that is considered passing,” Ramos said. “If you are passing another vehicle, you cannot see if there is a child in the crosswalk.”

For more safety tips and information, visit TxDoT’s or EPISD websites.

Story by Alicia Chumley | Photos by Leonel Monroe Jr. | Video by EPISD
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