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Go10, Connect10, TxDoT construction, detours, closures for week of August 3

Here’s a look at project closures for the week ahead along with some reminders.  Some significant closures and complete closure lists via hyperlinks are included below.

Spall Repair Project

Monday, Aug. 5 through Thursday, Aug. 8
9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (nightly)

  • Three right lanes I-10 westbound at Hawkins Boulevard overpass bridge closed
  • McRae overpass ramp westbound closed
  • Crews will be repairing spalled concrete in the area

 

Guardrail Repair Project

Monday, Aug. 5
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Left lane closure on Gateway West between Paisano and Chelsea
  • Paisano entrance ramp to I-10 West will be closed

Tuesday, Aug. 6
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Right lane closure on I-10 westbound between downtown Mesa exit to Santa Fe entrance ramp

Wednesday, Aug. 7
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Right lane closure on CD lanes northbound between Spaghetti Bowl and Trowbridge exit
  • Northbound Trowbridge exit will be closed

 

Maintenance  

Monday, Aug. 5 through Friday, Aug. 9
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (throughout the day)

  • Right shoulder I-10 eastbound and westbound between Texas state line and Artcraft.
  • Alternate lane closures at I-10 eastbound and westbound between Texas state line to Mesa
  • Center lane closed at Gateway West and Piedras
  • Right lane closed at Piedras northbound between Gateway East and Gateway West
  • Left lane at Gateway North between Golden Sand and Sean Haggerty
  • Right shoulder closed at US-54 South by Cassidy Gate

 

Wednesday, Aug. 7
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (throughout the day)

  • Complete freeway closure US 54 northbound
  • Exit all traffic through Kenworthy

 

Union Pacific Railroad Tie Replacement Project

3 p.m.-3 a.m.

  • Friday, August 2: FM 1110 / Clint
  • Saturday, August 3: FM-1281 / Horizon
  • Sunday, August 4: FM-0076 / Fabens

 

I-10 Connect

Next 27 Hour Closure

Sunday, Aug. 11, at 3 a.m. through Monday, Aug. 12 at 6 a.m.

  • I-10 will be closed in both directions to all traffic at US 54. (Closure limits WB: US 54 exit to US 54 on-ramp; EB Copia to Raynolds)
  • Marked detours will be in place, but cross-town traffic will be encouraged to take Loop 375 (Transmountain Road) as an alternate route.

 

Sunday, Aug. 4, through Thursday, Aug. 8
Nightly 9pm to 5am

  • Ramp F, which connects westbound I-10 to Juárez will close to all traffic.
  • Detour: Take exit 22B (US 54/Alamogordo/Juárez/Fort Bliss) to northbound US 54, take exit 23 (Cassidy Road/Fort Bliss), take exit 22B (Pershing Drive), use the turnaround to re-enter southbound US 54 and follow signs to Juárez.
  • Ramp G, which connects eastbound I-10 to Juárez will close to all traffic.
  • Detour: Take exit 22B (US 54/Alamogordo/Juárez/Fort Bliss) to northbound US 54, take exit 22B (Pershing Drive), us the turnaround to re-enter southbound US 54 and follow signs to Juárez.
  • Gateway Boulevard East will be intermittently closed to all traffic at Lincoln Center.
  • Crews will be preparing part of an existing ramp for demolition.

 

Sunday, Aug. 4, through Thursday, Aug. 8
Nightly 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

  • US 62 (Paisano Drive) will be closed to all traffic at US 54.
  • Detours: Eastbound traffic will turn right on San Marcial Street, left on Delta Drive, and left on Boone Street before returning to Paisano. Westbound traffic will turn right on Gateway Boulevard North, left on SH 20 (Alameda Avenue), and left on Loop 478 (Copia Street) before returning to Paisano.
  • Crews will be working on an overhead bridge deck.

 

Monday, Aug. 5, through Wednesday, Aug. 7
Daily 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • On ramp from Gateway Boulevard North to I-110 near the El Paso Zoo will be closed to all traffic.
  • Detour: Continue on Gateway North, turn right on SH 20 (Alameda Avenue), turn left on Raynolds Street to access I-10.
  • Crews will be working on an overhead bridge deck.

 

Monday, Aug. 5, through Saturday, Aug. 10
Daily 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Lane closures will be in place on eastbound US 62 (Paisano Drive) between I-110 and US 54.
  • Crews will be placing concrete paving.

West Area Projects  |  GO10  |  I-10 Connect   |  East Area Projects

LOCATION DURATION DESCRIPTION  
I-10 West after Executive Overnight

Aug. 5

9 pm to 6 am the next morning

 

·   I-10 West will have a right lane closed between Executive Center Boulevard (exit 16) and Buena Vista (mile marker 14).

 

 
I-10 East at Buena Vista Daytime

Aug. 8 and 9

9 am to 4 pm

 

·   The eastbound CD lanes of I-10 will have a right lane closed at Buena Vista (mile marker 14).

 

I-10 East at Mesa Daytime

Sunday, Aug. 11

3 am to noon

 

·   I-10 East will be reduced to one lane between North Mesa Street (exit 11) and Resler Drive (mile marker 12).

·   The North Mesa eastbound ramps will close.

·   The North Mesa westbound-to-eastbound turnaround lanes will close.

·   The eastbound CD lanes of I-10 will close completely at North Mesa Street (SH 20).

·   The Resler flyover ramp will close.

·   The Sunland Park flyover ramp will close.

·   The Sunland Park eastbound exit ramp from the main lanes of I-10 (near Resler) will close.

Trevino named new District Engineer for El Paso TxDoT

Officials with the Texas Department of Transportation announced the appointment of Tomas Trevino, P.E., as the new El Paso District Engineer, effective July 10, 2019.

Mr. Trevino will oversee the planning, designing, building, operation and maintenance of the state transportation system for the six-county El Paso District in his new role.

“I am excited to work with the employees of the El Paso District, to develop the needed transportation projects in the El Paso District,” said Trevino. “I also look forward to working with our local partners and contracting community to deliver these transportation needs in a timely manner.”

Trevino comes to El Paso from the Corpus Christi District, where he has served as Deputy District Engineer. His current position includes managing the district’s Alternative Delivery Program, with oversight on the new Harbor Bridge Design-Build Project.

“Tomas brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership experience to the position,” said TxDOT Director of District Operations Randy Hopmann. “He has been involved with various committees across the state and his role in the Area Engineer training class these past few years demonstrated his commitment to developing our employees and the future of the Department.”

A 27-year veteran of the Department, Tomas has worked his entire TxDOT career in the Corpus Christi District. During his tenure, he has served in many roles for the Corpus Christi District, including Geometric Design Engineer, Alice Area Engineer, and Director of Operations.

As Director of Operations he led the Hurricane Harvey response for the district and oversaw clean-up efforts bringing safety and hope to communities along the coast.

After earning his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&I University in 1991, Tomas had a short stint with the Washington Department of Transportation in Seattle, but he moved back to Texas in 1992 and began work with TxDOT’s Corpus Christi District as an Engineering Assistant for the Sinton Area office.

Public invited to comment on TxDoT’s Transportation Plan

El Pasoans and residents from around the county are invited to comment on the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) Unified Transportation Plan (UTP).

“Public comment is critical for planning across the state, but especially important in the El Paso District. We are the largest geographical TxDOT district, spanning 21,700 square miles, said TxDOT Director of Transportation Planning and Development Eddie Valtier, P.E. “The needs of our district vary – not only because of our dual urban/rural characteristics, but also because of the varying geographical characteristics across our six counties.”

A public meeting is scheduled for Thursday, July 11, starting at 3 p.m. at TxDOT El Paso District Headquarters 13301 Gateway Boulevard West.

The Unified Transportation Program (UTP) is TxDOT’s ten-year programming document to authorize and guide transportation project development and construction on Texas’ intermodal transportation network. It is updated, and adopted by the Texas Transportation Commission annually.

The UTP includes funding strategies and projects to maintain and preserve the existing transportation system and taxpayer investments. The UTP also includes funding strategies and projects to construct transportation infrastructure.

The UTP is neither a budget nor a guarantee that projects will or can be built. However, it is a critical tool in guiding transportation project development within the long-term planning context.

Members of the public interested in participating, but not able to attend the meeting in person, have the opportunity to join the meeting online, by phone or provide their comments via mail

Go10, Connect10, TxDoT closures, detours for week of June 30/July 1

Here’s a look at the region’s project closures for the week ahead. These include the last 27-hour closure for our GO10 Project THIS weekend.

I-10 will be in its final design and open to traffic by July 1st.  Probably the biggest benefit will be seen on I-10 West on approach to the Sunland Park/Resler exit ramp (exit 13). Drivers will find three exit lanes will be available to them, instead of just one.

Additionally, we have no closures scheduled for July 1-7; however by Monday, July 8, it is back to work. For a couple of months, GO 10 crews will be finishing final checklist items, like cable barrier, drainage, rock walls, clean up, etc.

Checklist items may require road closures to keep everyone safe; but, the closures should be less disruptive.

Nightly closures of Ramp F that connects westbound I-10 to Cd. Juarez will continue for several weeks. Crews on the I-10 Connect Project are making progress on two bridges over US 62 (Paisano Drive), those closures will continue as well.

New daytime closure on Durazno between Uva Place and Bowie Street begin on Monday, July 1, 2019.

Sundays through Thursdays

Nightly 9pm to 5am, continuing for several weeks

  • Ramp F which connects westbound Interstate 10 to Juárez will close all traffic.
  • DETOUR: From westbound I-10, take Exit 22B (US 54/Alamogordo/Juárez/Fort Bliss) to northbound US 54, take Exit 23 (Cassidy Road/Fort Bliss), take exit 22B (Pershing Drive), use the newly widened turn-around at Pershing Drive, re-enter southbound US 54 and follow signs to Juárez.
  • Gateway Boulevard East will be closed to all traffic near Lincoln Center.
  • DETOUR: Enter eastbound I-10 east of Loop 478 (Copia Street) and take Exit 23A (Raynolds Street).

 

The following closures are necessary to allow crews to place the first bridge girders as part of this project at that location:

 

Thursday, June 27, from 7pm to 6am

  • Gateway Boulevard North will be closed to all traffic between US 62 (Paisano Drive) and SH 20 (Alameda Avenue).
  • DETOUR: Eastbound I-110 to northbound US 54.
  • Ramp V which connects southbound US 54 to US 62 (Paisano Drive) will be closed to all traffic.
  • DETOUR: Continue south on US 54 to eastbound Loop 375, take Exit 56 (Fonseca Drive) to westbound Loop 375 to Exit 20 (US 62/Paisano Drive)

 

Crews will be placing bridge girders on a new direct connector ramp which will connect eastbound Loop 375 to eastbound I-10.

 

Sunday, June 30, through Tuesday, July 2

Nightly from 7pm to 6am

  • US 62 (Paisano Drive) will be closed to all traffic between Gateway Boulevard North and Gateway Boulevard South.
  • DETOURS: Westbound traffic will turn right Val Verde Street, left on SH 20 (Alameda Avenue) and left on Loop 478 (Copia Street), before returning to US 62 (Paisano Drive). Eastbound traffic will turn right on San Marcial Street, left on Delta Drive, and left on Boone Street before returning to US 62 (Paisano Drive).
  • Ramp R which connects eastbound Loop 375 to US 62 (Paisano Drive) will be closed to all traffic.
  • DETOUR: Northbound US 54, take Exit 23 (Cassidy Road), take Exit 22B (Pershing Drive), use the newly-widened turnaround at Pershing Drive, re-enter southbound US 54, and take Exit 20A (US 62/Paisano Drive).
  • Gateway Boulevard North will be closed to all traffic between US 62 (Paisano Drive) and SH 20 (Alameda Avenue).
  • DETOUR: Eastbound I-110 to northbound US 54.

 

Crews will be placing bridge girders on a new direct connector ramp which will connect eastbound Loop 375 to eastbound I-10.

 

Monday, July 1, through Wednesday, July 3

Daily 5am to 5pm

  • Full Closure of Durazno from Uva Place to Bowie Street
  • DETOUR: Eastbound traffic on Durazno will turn right on Uva Place, left on Rosa Avenue, left on Bowie Street, and turn right to continue back on Durazno

 

On-going closures which will continue during the week of June 30:

  • Ramp E which connects Gateway Boulevard South to southbound US 54 at Yandell Drive remains closed until further notice.
  • Ramp T which connects Gateway Boulevard North to northbound US 54 north of US 62 (Paisano Drive) remains closed until further notice.
  • Lane closures are in place on eastbound and westbound US 62 (Paisano Drive) at US 54 until further notice.
  • Lane closures are in place on Ramp D which connects southbound US 54 to eastbound I-10 until further notice.
  • Intermittent lane closures will be in place on Gateway Boulevard East from Piedras Street to US 62/180 (Paisano Drive) until further notice
  • Intermittent lane closures will be in place on Gateway Boulevard West from Boone Street to Palm Street until further notice.
  • Intermittent lane closures on Gateway Boulevard South between Findley Avenue and US 62 (Paisano Drive) until further notice
  • Both turnarounds between Gateway Boulevard North and Gateway Boulevard South under US 54 at US 62 (Paisano Drive) remain closed until further notice.
  • Turnaround from Gateway Boulevard East to Gateway Boulevard West under I-10 at Trowbridge Drive remains closed until further notice.

GO10

I-10 West at Sunland

27 Hours

June 30

3 a.m. – 6 a.m. (the next day)

  • The main lanes of I-10 West will close completely between Executive Center Blvd (exit 16) and North Mesa. Detour: Motorists on I-10 West will exit at Executive Center Blvd, follow Executive Center Blvd to North Mesa Street (SH 20), then follow North Mesa Street (SH 20) to the North Mesa entrance ramp to re-enter I-10 West.
  • The Sunland Park entrance ramp to the main lanes of I-10 West will close.
  • The Schuster/UTEP entrance ramp to I-10 West will close.
  • Eastbound Paisano Drive (US 85) – in front of the auto dealerships – will close at Sunland Park Drive.
  • The west to east turnaround bridge at the Sunland Park overpass will close.
  • The Sunland Park flyover ramp will close.
  • Crockett Street access to Paisano Drive (US 85) will close.
  • Crews will be removing temporary barrier walls, installing permanent guardrail, finishing pavement striping, cleaning up, and more.
  • NOTE: No closures are scheduled for July 1-7.

Spall Repair Project

June 30 – July 2

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

  • Two right lanes IH-10 westbound at Viscount overpass closed
  • McRae on-ramp westbound closed
  • Hawkins off-ramp westbound closed
  • Crews will be repairing spalled concrete in the area

Hawkins/Viscount Operation Improvements Project

July 2

9 p.m. to 6 a.m. (night/day)

  • Restriping IH-10
  • IH-10 Eastbound full closure from Hawkins to Viscount
  • Exiting traffic at Hawkins and re-entering at McRae Blvd

Mesa Park Interchange Project 

July 1 – July 2

9 p.m. to 6 a.m. (nightly)

  • IH-10 Westbound closure at Schuster
  • Detour from Schuster to Sunland Park
  • Crews will be reconstructing IH-10 median, placement of concrete.

Guardrail Repair Project

June 27

9 p.m. to 4 a.m. (night)

  • Right lane closure on IH-10 westbound between Cotton overpass to Mesa exit
  • Dallas entrance ramp westbound will be closed
  • Downtown westbound Mesa exit will be closed

Mall Braided Ramps Project

July 30 – Aug. 2

9 p.m. – 5 a.m.

  • I-10 westbound right lane closure between Viscount Boulevard and Hawkins Boulevard
  • Hawkins Boulevard exit ramp closed
  • Crews will be painting bridge

Border West Expressway Project

US 85

June 29

6 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Full closure)

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

Doniphan

July 8

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

  • Westbound and eastbound from US 85 to Racetrack.
  • Closure is needed for roadway work

Spur 1966

June 29

6 a.m. to 6 p.m. (complete closure)

  • Northbound and Southbound from Schuster Ave. to US 85
  • Closure is needed for traffic signal

Executive Center Blvd.

July 8

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

  • Westbound and eastbound from US 85 to I-10
  • Closure is needed for traffic signal

I-10 Connect

Sundays through Thursdays

Nightly, 9 p.m. – 5 a.m., continuing for several weeks

  • Ramp F, which connects westbound Interstate 10 to Juárez, will close all traffic.
  • DETOUR: From westbound I-10, take Exit 22B (US 54/Alamogordo/Juárez/Fort Bliss) to northbound US 54, take Exit 23 (Cassidy Road/Fort Bliss), take exit 22B (Pershing Drive), use the newly widened turn-around at Pershing Drive, re-enter southbound US 54 and follow signs to Juárez.
  • Gateway Boulevard East will be closed to all traffic near Lincoln Center.
  • DETOUR: Enter eastbound I-10 east of Loop 478 (Copia Street) and take Exit 23A (Raynolds Street).
  • Crews will be completing prep work on ramps.

June 30 – July 2

Nighty from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.

  • US 62 (Paisano Drive) will be closed to all traffic between Gateway Boulevard North and Gateway Boulevard South.
  • DETOURS: Westbound traffic will turn right Val Verde Street, left on SH 20 (Alameda Avenue) and left on Loop 478 (Copia Street), before returning to US 62 (Paisano Drive). Eastbound traffic will turn right on San Marcial Street, left on Delta Drive, and left on Boone Street before returning to US 62 (Paisano Drive).
  • Ramp R, which connects eastbound Loop 375 to US 62 (Paisano Drive), will be closed to all traffic.
  • DETOUR: Northbound US 54, take Exit 23 (Cassidy Road), take Exit 22B (Pershing Drive), use the newly-widened turnaround at Pershing Drive, re-enter southbound US 54, and take Exit 20A (US 62/Paisano Drive).
  • Gateway Boulevard North will be closed to all traffic between US 62 (Paisano Drive) and SH 20 (Alameda Avenue).
  • DETOUR: Eastbound I-110 to northbound US 54.
  • Crews will be placing bridge girders on a new direct connector ramp which will connect eastbound Loop 375 to eastbound I-10.

Links to full lists of closures:  West Area Projects  |  GO10  |  Border West Expressway  |  I-10 Connect   |  East Area Projects

LOCATION DURATION DESCRIPTION
I-10 West at Sunland

 

27 Hours

Sunday, June 30

3 am to 6 am the next day

 

·   The main lanes of I-10 West will close completely between Executive Center Blvd (exit 16) and North Mesa. Detour: Motorists on I-10 West will exit at Executive Center Blvd, follow Executive Center Blvd to North Mesa Street (SH 20), then follow North Mesa Street (SH 20) to the North Mesa entrance ramp to re-enter I-10 West.

·   The Sunland Park entrance ramp to the main lanes of I-10 West will close.

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

·   Eastbound Paisano Drive (US 85) – in front of the auto dealerships – will close at Sunland Park Drive.

·   The west to east turnaround bridge at the Sunland Park overpass will close.

·   The Sunland Park flyover ramp will close.

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

 

Crews will be removing temporary barrier walls, installing permanent guardrail, finishing pavement striping, cleaning up, and more.

 

MAJOR MILESTONE:  Once this closure lifts by Monday morning, July 1st, all roads inside the GO 10 project limits will be in their final design and open to traffic.

 

Go10, Connect10, TxDoT closures, detours for week of June 22

GO 10 has two more Sunday’s of 27-hour closures to go, including this Sunday, June 23.

Crosstown motorists are encouraged to use Loop 375 (Transmountain Road) this weekend as multiple 27-hour closures are planned on Interstate 10 in West and Central El Paso.

Go10 officials said, via an email release, “Thank you for your patience as crews push hard to finish roadwork by June 30th.”

After June 30th, crews will continue to work off the road for a couple of months to finish punch list items.

I-10 will be closed to eastbound and westbound traffic at US 54 from 3am on Sunday, June 23, until 6am on Monday, June 24, for the I-10 Connect Project. While thru traffic is encouraged to use alternate routes, the following marked detours will be in place for local traffic which must travel in the area during this 27-hour closure:

  • Eastbound I-10: All traffic will take Exit 22B (US 54/Alamogordo/Fort Bliss/Juárez) and travel north on US 54, take Exit 23 (Cassidy Road), take Exit 22B (Pershing Drive), use the newly-widened turnaround at Pershing Drive, re-enter southbound US 54 and follow signs to their destination.
  • Westbound I-10: All traffic will take Exit 22B (US 54/Alamogordo/Juárez/Fort Bliss) and travel north on US 54.
  • Also closed at this time: Ramp C which connects northbound US 54 to westbound I-10; Ramp L which connects Gateway Boulevard West to westbound I-10 at Raynolds; and the on-ramp which connects Gateway Boulevard East to eastbound I-10 at Loop 478 (Copia Street).

 

The simultaneous eastbound and westbound closures are necessary so crews have room to safely lift a steel cage and place it into a shaft which has been drilled in the median of I-10. Next, they’ll fill the shaft with concrete to support a column for a new direct connector ramp from southbound US 54 to Juárez.

 

A 27-hour closure of westbound I-10 is also scheduled from 3am on Sunday, June 23, until 6am on Monday, June 24, for the Go 10 Project on the Westside. Westbound I-10 will be closed at Schuster Avenue for that project.

 

Elsewhere on the I-10 Connect Project, crews are making progress on two bridges over US 62 (Paisano Drive). The following closures are necessary to allow crews to place the first bridge girders as part of this project at that location:

 

Monday, June 24, 7pm to 6am

  • US 62 (Paisano Drive) will be closed to all traffic between Gateway Boulevard North and Gateway Boulevard South.
  • DETOURS: Westbound traffic will turn right on Gateway Boulevard North, left on SH 20 (Alameda Avenue) and left on Loop 478 (Copia Street), before returning to US 62 (Paisano Drive). Eastbound traffic will turn right on San Marcial Street, left on Delta Drive, and left on Boone Street before returning to US 62 (Paisano Drive).
  • Ramp V which connects southbound US 54 to Paisano Drive will be closed to all traffic
  • DETOUR: Continue south on US 54 to eastbound Loop 375, take Exit 56 (Fonseca Drive) to westbound Loop 375 to Exit 20 (US 62/Paisano Drive)

Crews will be placing bridge girders to widen the US 54 bridge over Paisano.

 

Tuesday, June 25, and Wednesday June 26

Nightly from 7pm to 6am

  • Gateway Boulevard North will be closed to all traffic between US 62 (Paisano Drive) and SH 20 (Alameda Avenue).
  • DETOUR: Eastbound I-110 to northbound US 54.

 

Crews will be placing bridge girders on a new direct connector ramp which will connect eastbound Loop 375 to eastbound I-10.

 

Thursday, June 27, from 7pm to 6am

  • Gateway Boulevard North will be closed to all traffic between US 62 (Paisano Drive) and SH 20 (Alameda Avenue).
  • DETOUR: Eastbound I-110 to northbound US 54.
  • Ramp V which connects southbound US 54 to US 62 (Paisano Drive) will be closed to all traffic.
  • DETOUR: Continue south on US 54 to eastbound Loop 375, take Exit 56 (Fonseca Drive) to westbound Loop 375 to Exit 20 (US 62/Paisano Drive)

 

Crews will be placing bridge girders on a new direct connector ramp which will connect eastbound Loop 375 to eastbound I-10.

 

Sunday, June 30, through Tuesday, July 2

Nighty from 7pm to 6am

  • US 62 (Paisano Drive) will be closed to all traffic between Gateway Boulevard North and Gateway Boulevard South.
  • DETOURS: Westbound traffic will turn right Val Verde Street, left on SH 20 (Alameda Avenue) and left on Loop 478 (Copia Street), before returning to US 62 (Paisano Drive). Eastbound traffic will turn right on San Marcial Street, left on Delta Drive, and left on Boone Street before returning to US 62 (Paisano Drive).
  • Ramp R which connects eastbound Loop 375 to US 62 (Paisano Drive) will be closed to all traffic.
  • DETOUR: Northbound US 54, take Exit 23 (Cassidy Road), take Exit 22B (Pershing Drive), use the newly-widened turnaround at Pershing Drive, re-enter southbound US 54, and take Exit 20A (US 62/Paisano Drive).
  • Gateway Boulevard North will be closed to all traffic between US 62 (Paisano Drive) and SH 20 (Alameda Avenue).
  • DETOUR: Eastbound I-110 to northbound US 54.

 

Crews will be placing bridge girders on a new direct connector ramp which will connect eastbound Loop 375 to eastbound I-10.

 

Sundays through Thursdays

Nightly 9pm to 5am, continuing for several weeks

  • Ramp F which connects westbound Interstate 10 to Juárez will close all traffic.
  • DETOUR: From westbound I-10, take Exit 22B (US 54/Alamogordo/Juárez/Fort Bliss) to northbound US 54, take Exit 23 (Cassidy Road/Fort Bliss), take exit 22B (Pershing Drive), use the newly widened turn-around at Pershing Drive, re-enter southbound US 54 and follow signs to Juárez.
  • Gateway Boulevard East will be closed to all traffic near Lincoln Center.
  • DETOUR: Enter eastbound I-10 east of Loop 478 (Copia Street) and take Exit 23A (Raynolds Street).

 

On-going closures which will continue during the week of June 23:

  • Ramp E which connects Gateway Boulevard South to southbound US 54 at Yandell Drive remains closed until further notice.
  • Ramp T which connects Gateway Boulevard North to northbound US 54 north of US 62 (Paisano Drive) remains closed until further notice.
  • Lane closures are in place on eastbound and westbound US 62 (Paisano Drive) at US 54 until further notice.
  • Lane closures are in place on Ramp D which connects southbound US 54 to eastbound I-10 until further notice.
  • Intermittent lane closures will be in place on Gateway Boulevard East from Piedras Street to US 62/180 (Paisano Drive) until further notice
  • Intermittent lane closures will be in place on Gateway Boulevard West from Boone Street to Palm Street until further notice.
  • Intermittent lane closures on Gateway Boulevard South between Findley Avenue and US 62 (Paisano Drive) until further notice
  • Both turnarounds between Gateway Boulevard North and Gateway Boulevard South under US 54 at US 62 (Paisano Drive) remain closed until further notice.
  • Turnaround from Gateway Boulevard East to Gateway Boulevard West under I-10 at Trowbridge Drive remains closed until further notice.

Links to full lists of closures:

West Area Projects  |  GO10 |  Border West Expressway  |  I-10 Connect   |  East Area Projects

LOCATION DURATION DESCRIPTION
I-10 West at Sunland 27 Hours

Sunday, June 23

3 am to 6 am the next day

 

·   The main lanes of I-10 West will close completely between Sunland Park (exit 13) and Redd Road. Detour: Motorists on I-10 West will exit at Sunland Park (exit 13), then follow the CD lanes westbound. Motorists may re-enter I-10 West using the Redd Road entrance ramp.

·   The North Mesa entrance to the main lanes of I-10 West will close.

·   The Sunland Park entrance ramp to the main lanes of I-10 West will close.

I-10 East at Mesa Overnight

June 24

9 pm to 6 am the next day

 

·   The main lanes of I-10 East will close between the North Mesa exit ramp (exit 11) and the North Mesa entrance ramp.  Detour: Motorists on I-10 East will exit at North Mesa (exit 11) and may re-enter I-10 East at the next entrance ramp.
I-10 West at Mesa Overnight

June 25

9 pm to 6 am the next day

 

·   The main lanes of I-10 West will close between the North Mesa exit ramp (exit 11) and the North Mesa entrance ramp.  Detour: Motorists on I-10 West will exit at North Mesa (exit 11) and may re-enter I-10 West at the next entrance ramp.
I-10 West at Sunland

 

Overnight

June 26

9 pm to 6 am the next day

 

·   The main lanes of I-10 West will close completely between the Sunland Park exit ramp (exit 13) and the North Mesa entrance ramp. Detour: Motorists on I-10 West will exit at Sunland Park (exit 13), follow the westbound CD lanes through the North Mesa Street (SH 20) signalized intersection, and re-enter the main lanes of I-10 West at the North Mesa westbound entrance ramp.

·   The Sunland Park westbound entrance ramp to the main lanes of I-10 West will close.

 

I-10 East at Mesa and

I-10 CD lanes westbound at Sunland

 

Overnight

June 27

9 pm to 6 am the next day

 

·   The main lanes of I-10 East will close completely between the North Mesa exit ramp (exit 11) and the Sunland Park Drive overpass. Detour: Motorists on I-10 East will exit at North Mesa (exit 11), pass through the North Mesa Street (SH 20) signalized intersection to access the eastbound CD lanes, then follow the CD lanes to re-enter the main lanes of I-10 East.

·   The I-10 westbound CD lanes will close completely between the Sunland Park exit ramp (exit 13) and the Sunland Park entrance ramp. Detour: Motorists who intend to travel on the westbound CD lanes will be detoured through the signalize intersection of Sunland Park Drive before being able to continue on the westbound CD lanes. The Resler exit ramp will be open.

·   The US 85 westbound overpasses, which lead to the Sunland Park area, will close at McNutt Road and at Racetrack Drive.

I-10 West at Sunland

 

27 Hours

Sunday, June 30

3 am to 6 am the next day

 

·   The main lanes of I-10 West will close completely between Executive Center Blvd (exit 16) and North Mesa. Detour: Motorists on I-10 West will exit at Executive Center Blvd, follow Executive Center Blvd to North Mesa Street (SH 20), then follow North Mesa Street (SH 20) to the North Mesa entrance ramp to re-enter I-10 West.

·   The Sunland Park entrance ramp to the main lanes of I-10 West will close.

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

 

Connect10, Go10, TxDoT closures and detours for week of June 1st

Go10 officials say that June 30th is the target date for being finished with all roadway work. After June, expect work to continue off the roadways for another two months or so.

Off-the-roadway work will be for miscellaneous items, such as, finishing a rock wall in the Sunland Park area, flood control work, clean up, and other punch list items.  GO 10 is a $158 million, four-year project that started in 2015 and is finishing on-time and on-budget.

A few miles east, work continues on the I-10 Connect Project.  When the I-10 Connect Project is complete, southbound traffic on US 54 will have access to a new direct connector ramp soaring over Interstate 10 leading directly to the Bridge of the Americas and Juárez.

But constructing that ramp requires work above one on-ramp and in the median of I-10 near the Spaghetti Bowl. To safely accommodate that work, requiring the following closures will be in place in the coming weeks.

     Changes START JUNE 3 – MONDAY– for  some downtown streets as the Border West Expressway projects nears completion.

Long Term On-Ramp Closure

Monday, June 3, and continuing until further notice:

  • Ramp E which connects Gateway Boulevard South to southbound US 54 south of Yandell Drive will be closed to all traffic.
  • DETOUR: Enter southbound US 54 from Gateway Boulevard South immediately south of Pershing Drive.

Crews will be working on columns and column caps.

27-Hour Closure of Westbound I-10

3am on Sunday, June 9, through 6am on Monday, June 10

  • Westbound Interstate 10 will be closed to all traffic at US 54.
  • Ramp L which connects Gateway Boulevard West to westbound I-10 west of Raynolds Street will be closed to all traffic.
  • Ramp C which connects northbound US 54 to westbound I-10 will be closed to all traffic
  • DETOUR: Westbound traffic on I-10 will take Exit 22B (US 54/Alamogordo/Juárez/Fort Bliss), travel northbound on US 54, take Exit 23 (Fort Bliss/Cassidy Road), and then take Exit 22 (Pershing Drive) to Gateway Boulevard North. Traffic will then use the newly-widened turnaround at Pershing Drive to access Gateway Boulevard South then enter southbound US 54 and continue straight ahead to re-enter westbound I-10.

Crews will begin work on a drilled shaft.

Overnight Closure of Eastbound I-10

Sunday, June 9, 9pm to 5am

  • Eastbound Interstate 10 will be closed to all traffic at US 54.
  • The on-ramp which connects Gateway Boulevard East to eastbound I-10 east of Loop 478 (Copia Street) will be closed to all traffic.
  • DETOUR: Eastbound traffic on I-10 will take Exit 22A (Loop 478/Copia Street), continue east on Gateway Boulevard East, and re-enter I-10 east of Raynolds Street.
  • NOTE: Traffic bound for northbound US 54 or Juárez will follow the above detour and continue on Gateway Boulevard East to US 62/180 (Paisano Drive). Traffic bound for Juárez will turn right on Paisano; Traffic bound for northbound US 54 will u-turn to Gateway Boulevard West at Paisano, enter westbound I-10 and take Exit 22B (US 54/Alamogordo/Fort Bliss/Juárez).

Crews will begin work on a drilled shaft.

The Following Long-Term Closures Will Remain In Place During the Week of June 2:

  • The on-ramp from Gateway Boulevard North to I-110 near the El Paso Zoo will be closed to all traffic each weekday.
  • Intermittent lane closures will be in place on Gateway Boulevard East from Piedras Street to US 62/180 (Paisano Drive).
  • Intermittent lane closures will be in place on Gateway Boulevard West from Boone Street to Palm Street.
  • Ramp T which connects Gateway Boulevard North to northbound US 54 north of US 62 (Paisano Drive) remains closed until further notice.
  • Both turnarounds between Gateway Boulevard North and Gateway Boulevard South under US 54 at US 62 (Paisano Drive) remain closed until further notice.
  • Turnaround from Gateway Boulevard East to Gateway Boulevard West under I-10 at Trowbridge Drive remains closed until further notice.
  • Lane closures are in place on eastbound and westbound US 62 (Paisano Drive) at US 54 until further notice.
  • Lane closures are in place on Ramp D which connects southbound US 54 to eastbound I-10 until further notice.
  • Intermittent lane closures on Gateway Boulevard South between Findley Avenue and US 62 (Paisano Drive).

All closures are subject to change due to weather or field conditions. On ramps and off ramps may close up to an hour before stated times.

GO10

I-10 East at Redd

Sunday, June 2 (27-hour closure)
3 a.m. to 6 a.m. the next day

  • I-10 East will close completely between Redd Road and Executive Center Boulevard. Detour: Motorists on I-10 East will exit at Redd Road (exit 9), follow South Desert Boulevard to North Mesa Street (SH 20), follow North Mesa Street (SH 20) to Executive Center Boulevard. Re-enter I-10 East using the Executive Center entrance ramp.
  • The North Mesa entrance ramp to I-10 East will close.
  • The eastbound collector-distributor (CD) lanes will close completely at North Mesa Street (SH 20).
  • Paisano Drive (US 85) – in front of the auto dealerships – will close completely starting at Sunland Park Drive.
  • Crockett Street access to Paisano Drive (US 85) will close.
  • Both turnaround bridges at Sunland Park Drive will close.
  • The Sunland Park flyover ramp and the Resler flyover ramp will close.
  • Milestone: When this 27-hour closure lifts, motorists on I-10 East can expect a lane pattern change near Buena Vista that will place them on the mainlanes of I-10. This change comes after two years of drivers being detoured onto the CD lanes.

 

I-10 West at Executive

Monday, June 3
9 p.m. to 6 a.m. the next morning

  • I-10 West will close completely between the Executive Center exit ramp and the Sunland Park entrance ramp. Detour: Motorists will exit at Executive Center (exit 16), follow Executive Center Blvd to North Mesa (SH 20), follow North Mesa (SH 20) to Sunland Park Drive, then follow Sunland Park Drive to the entrance ramp to I-10 West.
  • The Schuster/UTEP entrance ramp to I-10 West will close.
  • Crews will be constructing permanent concrete barrier.

 

I-10 West at Sunland

Tuesday, June 4
9 p.m. to 6 a.m. the next morning

  • I-10 West will close completely between the Sunland Park exit ramp and the Sunland Park entrance ramp. Detour: Motorists will exit at Sunland Park (exit 13) and follow the CD lanes to re-enter I-10 West at the next ramp.
  • Crews will be constructing permanent concrete barrier.

 

I-10 East at Sunland

Wednesday, June 5, and Thursday, June 6
9 p.m. each night to 6 a.m. each following morning

  • I-10 East will close at the Sunland Park exit ramp. Detour: Motorists will exit at Sunland Park (exit 13) and follow the CD lanes to re-enter I-10 East.
  • Crews will be constructing permanent concrete barrier.

 

I-10 East at Mesa

Sunday, June 9 (27-hour closure)
3 a.m. to 6 a.m. the next day

  • I-10 East will close completely between North Mesa Street (SH 20) and Sunland Park Drive. Detour: Motorists traveling on I-10 East will be detoured onto the eastbound CD lanes, bypassing all signalized intersections.
  • The North Mesa entrance ramp to I-10 East will close.
  • Crews will be removing barrier and striping I-10 pavement to final configuration.

 

I-10 West at Sunland

Monday, June 10, and Tuesday, June 11
9 p.m. each night to 6 a.m. each following morning

  • I-10 West will close between the Sunland Park exit ramp and the Sunland Park entrance ramp. Detour: Motorists will exit at Sunland Park (exit 13) and follow the CD lanes to re-enter I-10 West at the next ramp.
  • Crews will be constructing permanent concrete barrier.

 

I-10 East at Sunland

Wednesday, June 12, and Thursday, June 13
9 p.m. each night to 6 a.m. each following morning

  • I-10 East will close at the Sunland Park exit ramp. Detour: Motorists will exit at Sunland Park (exit 13) and follow the CD lanes to re-enter I-10 East.
  • Crews will be constructing permanent concrete barrier.

 

I-10 Both Directions

Sunday, June 16 (27-hour closure)
3 a.m. to 6 a.m. the next day

  • I-10 East will close completely between North Mesa Street (SH 20) and Sunland Park Drive. Detour: Motorists traveling on I-10 East will be detoured onto the eastbound CD lanes, bypassing all signalized intersections.
  • I-10 West will close completely between Executive Center Blvd and Redd Road. Detour: Motorists traveling on I-10 West will exit at Executive Center (exit 16), follow Executive Center Blvd to North Mesa Street (SH 20), then follow the detour signs along North Mesa Street (SH 20). Motorists may re-enter I-10 West using the Redd Road entrance ramp.
  • The westbound CD lanes will be closed starting at Sunland Park.
  • All Sunland Park entrance ramps to I-10 West will be closed.
  • Both westbound US 85 overpasses, which lead to the Sunland Park area, will close.
  • The eastbound-to-westbound turnaround bridge at the Sunland Park Drive overpass will close.
  • The Schuster/UTEP entrance ramp to I-10 West will close.
  • The North Mesa entrance ramp to I-10 East will close.
  • Crews will be removing barrier, striping I-10 pavement to final configuration, among other activities.

 

I-10 West at Sunland

Sunday, June 23 (27-hour closure)
3 a.m. to 6 a.m. the next day

  • I-10 West will close completely between Sunland Park (exit 13) and North Mesa.

Sunday, June 30 (27-hour closure)
3 a.m. to 6 a.m. the next day

  • I-10 West will close completely between Sunland Park (exit 13) and North Mesa.

I-10/Americas – Phase IV Project

Tuesday, June 4 (complete closure)
9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (overnight)

  • I-10 westbound closure at Eastlake Boulevard
  • I-10 westbound to Loop 375 northbound connector
  • I-10 westbound to Loop 375 southbound connector
  • Crews will be repairing bridge

Mall Braided Ramps Project

Sunday, June 2 (complete closure)
9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

  • I-10 eastbound closure between Airway Boulevard and Viscount Boulevard
  • Crews will be setting high mast illumination

Monday, June 3 (complete closure)
9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

  • I-10 westbound closure between Viscount Boulevard and Airway Boulevard
  • Crews will be pulling fiber cables to camera pole

Border West Expressway

US 85

Friday, May 31, to Monday, June 3
7 p.m. to 5 a.m. (continuous full closure)

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

Loop 375

Friday, May 31, to Monday, June 3
9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (continuous full closure)

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

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

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

 

Spur 1966

Saturday, June 1
6 a.m. to 7 p.m. (complete closure)

  • Eastbound and westbound from US 85 to Schuster Avenue
  • Closure is needed for roadway work

Miscellaneous Concrete Project

Monday, June 3, through Friday, June 7
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (throughout the day)

  • Right lane on US 54 north at Trowbridge overpass
  • Montana entrance ramp will be closed
  • Contractor will be repairing concrete in the area.

Mesa Park Interchange Project

Sunday, June 9, to Monday, June 10
3 a.m. to 6 a.m. (27-hour closure)

  • Complete freeway closure from Schuster exit to Sunland Park
  • Traffic detour through Mesa
  • Traffic lanes will be switched affecting the Executive exit westbound

Maintenance  

Monday, June 3, through Friday, June 7
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (throughout the day)

  • Right lane closure on US 54 north from Ramp H to Altura
  • Trowbridge exit ramp closed on US 54 north
  • Montana entrance ramp closed on Gateway North
  • Entrance and exits on Border Highway westbound between Zaragoza and Fonseca
  • Alternate lane closures on Woodrow Beam East and West Bound between Kenworthy and Railroad.
  • I-10 West Artcraft ramp exit closed.
  • Left lane on Desert North between Helen of Troy and Paseo del Norte.
  • Left lane closure east and west at US 85/Paisano between Spur 1966 and Doniphan

Dyer/Zaragoza Overlay Project

Monday, June 3, through Friday, June 7
8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (throughout the day)

  • Alternate lane closure northbound
  • Southbound to one lane traffic

I-10 Connect

Monday, June 3, and continuing until further notice:

  • Ramp E, which connects Gateway Boulevard South to southbound US 54 south of Yandell Drive, will be closed to all traffic.
  • Detour: Enter southbound US 54 from Gateway Boulevard South immediately south of Pershing Drive.
  • Crews will be working on overhead columns and column caps.

3 a.m. on Sunday, June 9, through 6 a.m. on Monday, June 10

  • Westbound Interstate 10 will be closed to all traffic at US 54.
  • Ramp L, which connects Gateway Boulevard West to westbound I-10 west of Raynolds Street, will be closed to all traffic.
  • Ramp C, which connects northbound US 54 to westbound I-10, will be closed to all traffic
  • Detour: Westbound traffic on I-10 will take Exit 22B (US 54/Alamogordo/Juárez/Fort Bliss), travel northbound on US 54, take Exit 23 (Fort Bliss/Cassidy Road), and then take Exit 22 (Pershing Drive) to Gateway Boulevard North. Traffic will then use the newly-widened turnaround at Pershing Drive to access Gateway Boulevard South then enter southbound US 54 and continue straight ahead to re-enter westbound I-10.
  • Crews will begin work on a drilled shaft.

Sunday, June 9, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. 

  • Eastbound Interstate 10 will be closed to all traffic at US 54.
  • The on-ramp which connects Gateway Boulevard East to eastbound I-10 east of Loop 478 (Copia Street) will be closed to all traffic.
  • Detour: Eastbound traffic on I-10 will take Exit 22A (Loop 478/Copia Street), continue east on Gateway Boulevard East, and re-enter I-10 east of Raynolds Street.
  • Note: Traffic bound for northbound US 54 or Juárez will follow the above detour and continue on Gateway Boulevard East to US 62/180 (Paisano Drive). Traffic bound for Juárez will turn right on Paisano; Traffic bound for northbound US 54 will U-turn to Gateway Boulevard West at Paisano, enter westbound I-10 and take Exit 22B (US 54/Alamogordo/Fort Bliss/Juárez).
  • Crews will begin work on a drilled shaft.

Links to full lists of closures:  West Area Projects  |  GO10  |  Border West Expressway  |  I-10 Connect   |  East Area Projects

LOCATION DURATION DESCRIPTION
I-10 East at Redd

 

27 Hours

Sunday, June 2

3 am to 6 am the next day

 

·   I-10 East will close completely between Redd Road and Executive Center Blvd. Detour:  Motorists on I-10 East will exit at Redd Road (exit 9), follow South Desert Blvd to North Mesa Street (SH 20), follow North Mesa Street (SH 20) to Executive Center Blvd. Re-enter I-10 East using the Executive Center entrance ramp.

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

·   The eastbound collector-distributor (CD) lanes will close completely at North Mesa Street (SH 20).

·   Paisano Drive (US 85) – in front of the auto dealerships – will close completely starting at Sunland Park Drive.

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

·   Both turnaround bridges at Sunland Park Drive will close.

·   The westbound-to-eastbound turnaround bridge at North Mesa Street will close.

·   The Sunland Park flyover ramp and the Resler flyover ramp will close.

 

MILESTONE:  When this 27-hour closure lifts, motorists on I-10 East can expect a lane pattern change near Buena Vista that will place them on the main lanes of I-10. This change comes after two years of drivers being detoured onto the CD lanes.

 

US 85 Westbound Daytime

June 3 and June 4

9 am to 4 pm each day

 

·   The US 85 westbound overpass, which leads to the Sunland Park signalized intersection, will close.

·   The right lane on the US 85 westbound overpass, which leads to the westbound CD lanes near Sunland Park, will close.

 

North Mesa

 

Daytime

June 3-7

9 am to 4 pm each day

 

·   The right lane on eastbound North Mesa Street (SH 20) will close between Osborne Drive and South Desert Blvd.

·   The right lane on South Desert Blvd will close for about 300 feet starting at North Mesa Street (SH 20).

I-10 West at Executive

 

Overnight

June 3

9 pm to 6 am the next morning

 

·   I-10 West will close completely between the Executive Center exit ramp and the Sunland Park entrance ramp. Detour: Motorists will exit at Executive Center (exit 16), follow Executive Center Blvd to North Mesa (SH 20), follow North Mesa (SH 20) to Sunland Park Drive, then follow Sunland Park Drive to the entrance ramp to I-10 West.

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

 

I-10 West at Sunland

 

Overnight

June 4

9 pm to 6 am the next morning

 

·   I-10 West will close completely between the Sunland Park exit ramp and the Sunland Park entrance ramp. Detour: Motorists will exit at Sunland Park (exit 13) and follow the CD lanes to re-enter I-10 West at the next ramp.

 

I-10 East at Sunland

 

Nightly

June 5 and June 6

9 pm each night to 6 am each morning

 

·   I-10 East will close completely at the Sunland Park exit ramp. Detour: Motorists will exit at Sunland Park (exit 13) and follow the CD lanes to re-enter I-10 East.
I-10 East at Mesa

 

27 Hours

Sunday, June 9

3 am to 6 am the next day

 

·   I-10 East will close completely between North Mesa Street (SH 20) and Sunland Park Drive.  Detour:  Motorists traveling on I-10 East will be detoured onto the eastbound CD lanes, bypassing all signalized intersections.

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

 

Go10, Connect10, TxDoT closures, detours for week of May 26

GO 10 has no closures scheduled over the Memorial Day weekend; but, in June, plans are to close I-10 every Sunday for 27-hour periods while crews move 40,000 feet worth of barrier walls and put lanes in their final design.

The end result is – roadway work will be complete by June 30th – on time and on budget.  After June, expect work to continue off the roadways for another two months or so.

Off-the-roadway work will be for miscellaneous items, such as, finishing of a rock wall in the Sunland Park area, flood control work, clean up, and other punch list items.

Holiday travelers won’t encounter any overnight closures or full freeway shut downs due to the I-10 Connect Project over the Memorial Day Weekend, but major closures will resume in the days and weeks following the holiday.

Wednesday, May 29, 9am to 4pm:

  • Gateway Boulevard South will be closed to all traffic between Cassidy Road and Tompkins Road.
  • DETOUR: Van Buren Avenue, left on Loop 478 (Dyer Street), left on Tompkins Road, right on Gateway South.

Crews will be placing concrete safety barriers.

Beginning on Friday, May 31 and continuing until further notice:

  • Ramp E which connects Gateway Boulevard South to southbound US 54 south of Yandell Drive will be closed to all traffic.
  • DETOUR: Enter southbound US 54 from Gateway Boulevard South immediately south of Pershing Drive.

Crews will be working on overhead columns.

Other upcoming closures, pending exact dates and times:

  • 27-hour complete closure of westbound I-10 at US 54
  • Complete closures of northbound and southbound US 54 between Spur 601 and I-10

The Following Long-Term Closures Will Remain In Place During the Week of May 26:

  • The on-ramp from Gateway Boulevard North to I-110 near the El Paso Zoo will be closed to all traffic each weekday.
  • Intermittent lane closures will be in place on Gateway Boulevard East from Piedras Street to US 62/180 (Paisano Drive).
  • Intermittent lane closures will be in place on Gateway Boulevard West from Boone Street to Palm Street.
  • Ramp T which connects Gateway Boulevard North to northbound US 54 north of US 62 (Paisano Drive) remains closed until further notice.
  • Both turnarounds between Gateway Boulevard North and Gateway Boulevard South under US 54 at US 62 (Paisano Drive) remain closed until further notice.
  • Turnaround from Gateway Boulevard East to Gateway Boulevard West under I-10 at Trowbridge Drive remains closed until further notice.
  • Lane closures are in place on eastbound and westbound US 62 (Paisano Drive) at US 54 until further notice.
  • Lane closures are in place on Ramp D which connects southbound US 54 to eastbound I-10 until further notice.
  • Intermittent lane closures on Gateway Boulevard South between Findley Avenue and US 62 (Paisano Drive).

All closures are subject to change due to weather or field conditions. On ramps and off ramps may close up to an hour before stated times.

GO10

I-10 East at Sunland Park Drive

Sunday, June 2 (27-hour closure)
3 a.m. to 6 a.m. the next day

  • I-10 East will close completely between Redd Road and Executive Center Boulevard. Detour: Motorists on I-10 East will exit at Redd Road (exit 9), follow Redd Road to Doniphan Drive, follow Doniphan Drive to Paisano Drive (US 85), follow Paisano Drive (US 85) to Executive Center Boulevard and re-enter I-10 East using the Executive Center entrance ramp.
  • The North Mesa entrance ramp to I-10 East will close.
  • The eastbound collector-distributor (CD) lanes will close completely at North Mesa Street (SH 20).
  • Paisano Drive (US 85) – in front of the auto dealerships – will close completely starting at Sunland Park Drive.
  • Crockett Street access to Paisano Drive (US 85) will close.
  • Both turnaround bridges at Sunland Park Drive will close.
  • The Sunland Park flyover ramp and the Resler flyover ramp will close.
  • Milestone: When this 27-hour closure lifts, motorists on I-10 East can expect a lane pattern change that will place them on the new mainlanes of I-10 near Buena Vista. This change comes after two years of drivers being detoured onto the eastbound CD lanes.

I-10 East at Mesa Street

Sunday, June 9 (27-hour closure)
3 a.m. to 6 a.m. the next day

  • I-10 East will close completely between North Mesa Street (SH 20) and Sunland Park Drive. Detour: Motorists traveling on I-10 East will be detoured onto the eastbound CD lanes, bypassing all signalized intersections.
  • The Sunland Park flyover ramp will close.
  • Crews will be removing barrier and striping I-10 pavement to final configuration.

I-10 Both Directions

Sunday, June 16 (27-hour closure)
3 a.m. to 6 a.m. the next day

  • I-10 East will close completely between North Mesa Street (SH 20) and Sunland Park Drive. Detour: Motorists traveling on I-10 East will be detoured onto the eastbound CD lanes, bypassing all signalized intersections.
  • I-10 West will close completely between Executive Center Boulevard and North Mesa Street (SH 20). Detour: Motorists traveling on I-10 West will exit at Executive Center (exit 16), follow Executive Center to North Mesa Street (SH 20), then follow the detour signs along North Mesa Street (SH 20). Motorists may re-enter I-10 West using the Redd Road entrance ramp.
  • The Schuster/UTEP entrance ramp to I-10 West will close.
  • Crews will be removing barrier and striping I-10 pavement to final configuration, among other activities.

I-10 West at Sunland Park Drive

Sunday, June 23 (27-hour closure)
3 a.m. to 6 a.m. the next day

  • I-10 West will close completely between Sunland Park (exit 13) and North Mesa.

All closures are subject to change or cancellation, and all closure times are approximate.

Exit and entrance ramps may close up to one hour prior to the start time of an I-10 closure.

Mesa Park Interchange Project 

Tuesday, May 28 and Wednesday, May 29
9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (nightly)

  • Right lane closure at I-10 west at Executive
  • Crews will be working on delivery of girders for the westbound bridges.

Wednesday, May 29 and Thursday, May 30
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (daily closures)

  • Right lane closure I-10 west at Executive
  • Crews will be working on delivery of girders for the westbound bridges.

Sunday, June 9 to Monday, June 10
3 a.m. to 6 a.m. (27-hour closure)

  • Complete freeway closure from Schuster exit to Sunland Park
  • Traffic detour through Mesa
  • Traffic lanes will be switched affecting the Executive exit westbound

Guardrail Repair Project

Tuesday, May 28
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (throughout the day)

  • Right lane closure on I-10 west between Geronimo entrance ramp to Paisano exit
  • Westbound Geronimo entrance ramp will be closed

Wednesday, May 29
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (throughout the day)

  • Right lane closure on US 54 north between the Fred Wilson entrance to the Ellerthorpe exit
  • Northbound Ellerthorpe exit will be closed

Thursday, May 30
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (throughout the day)

  • Southbound Hondo Pass entrance will be closed
  • Southbound Hercules exit will be closed

Friday, May 31
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (throughout the day)

  • Right lane closure on I-10 east between the Piedras exit to Copia exit

Maintenance

Monday, May 27 through Friday, May 31
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (throughout the day)

  • Right lane closure on US 54 south from Altura to Ramp K
  • Montana exit ramp closed on US 54 south
  • Trowbridge entrance ramp closed on Gateway south
  • Right lane closure on US 54 north from Ramp H to Altura
  • Trowbridge exit ramp closed on US 54 north
  • Montana entrance ramp closed on Gateway North
  • Entrance and exits on Border Highway westbound between Zaragoza and Fonseca
  • Right lane I-10 east between Prospect and Campbell
  • Left shoulder I-10 east between Executive and Schuster

Border West Expressway

Delta

Saturday, June 1
6 a.m. to 6 p.m. (complete closure)

  • Eastbound and westbound from Coles Street to Cypress Street
  • Closure is needed for roadway work

US 85

Tuesday, May 28, to Thursday, May 30
9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (nightly full closure)

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

Friday, May 31, to Monday, June 3
7 p.m. to 5 a.m. (continuous full closure)

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

Monday, June 3, to Thursday, June 6
9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (nightly full closure)

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

Loop 375

Friday, May 31, to Monday, June 3
9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (continuous full closure)

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

Spur 1966

Saturday, June 1
6 a.m. to 7 p.m. (complete closure)

  • Eastbound and westbound from US 85 to Schuster Avenue
  • Closure is needed for roadway work

US 54 Widening and Illumination Project

Monday, May 28
9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (throughout the night)

  • Transmountain southbound exit ramp will be closed

 

 

Mall Braided Ramps Project

Thursday, May 30 (complete closure)

Complete closure
9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

  • I-10 eastbound closure between Airway Boulevard and Viscount Boulevard
  • Crews will be removing Dynamic Message Signs

Thursday, May 30 (complete closure)
9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

  • I-10 westbound left lane closure at Airway Boulevard entrance ramp
  • I-10 westbound right shoulder closure at Airway Boulevard entrance ramp
  • Crews will be removing Dynamic Message Signs

Saturday, June 1
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Gateway Boulevard (frontage road) westbound left lane closure between Hawkins Boulevard and Airway Boulevard
  • Crews will be removing Dynamic Message Signs

I-10 Connect

Wednesday, May 29
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Gateway Boulevard South will be closed to all traffic between Cassidy Road and Tompkins Road.
  • Detour: Van Buren Avenue, left on Loop 478 (Dyer Street), left on Tompkins Road, right on Gateway South.
  • Crews will be placing concrete safety barriers.

Beginning Friday, May 31, and continuing until further notice:

  • Ramp E, which connects Gateway Boulevard South to southbound US 54 south of Yandell Drive, will be closed to all traffic.
  • Detour: Enter southbound US 54 from Gateway Boulevard South immediately south of Pershing Drive.
  • Crews will be working on overhead columns.

Links to full lists of closures:

West Area Projects  |  GO10  |  Border West Expressway  |  I-10 Connect (New!)  |  East Area Projects

LOCATION DURATION DESCRIPTION
Paisano at Sunland

 

Daytime

Tuesday, May 28

9 am to 4 pm

 

·      Paisano Drive (US 85) – in front of the auto dealerships – will close completely starting at Crockett Street to the I-10 eastbound entrance ramp.

Crews will be installing bridge clearance signs.

 

Sunland

 

Daytime

Wednesday, May 29

9 am to 4 pm

·      The Sunland Park flyover ramp will close.

Crews will be installing bridge clearance signs.

 

Eastbound CD lanes at Sunland

 

Daytime

Thursday, May 30

9 am to 4 pm

 

·      The eastbound collector-distributor (CD) lanes will close at the Sunland Park overpass.

 

Detour:  Motorists traveling on the eastbound CD lanes will exit at Sunland Park Drive, follow the exit ramp to the signalized intersection at Sunland Park Drive, continue straight through the intersection and onto Paisano Drive (US 85), and re-enter the eastbound CD lanes using the Paisano entrance ramp.

 

Crews will be installing a sign in the area.

 

I-10 East at Sunland

 

 

27 Hours

Sunday, June 2

3 am to 6 am the next day

·      I-10 East will close completely between Redd Road and Executive Center Blvd.

 

Detour:  Motorists on I-10 East will exit at Redd Road (exit 9), follow Redd Road to Doniphan Drive, follow Doniphan Drive to Paisano Drive (US 85), follow Paisano Drive (US 85) to Executive Center Blvd. Re-enter I-10 East using the Executive Center entrance ramp.

 

·      The Sunland Park flyover ramp will close.

 

MILESTONE:  When this 27-hour closure lifts, motorists on I-10 East can expect a lane pattern change that will place them on the main lanes of I-10 near Buena Vista. This change comes after two years of drivers being detoured onto the eastbound CD lanes. [Open attached PDF to see illustration of lane pattern change on page 2.]

 

I-10 East at Mesa 27 Hours

Sunday, June 9

3 am to 6 am the next day

 

·         I-10 East will close completely between North Mesa Street (SH 20) and Sunland Park Drive.  Detour:  Motorists traveling on I-10 East will be detoured onto the eastbound CD lanes, bypassing all signalized intersections.

·         The Sunland Park flyover ramp will close.

 

Crews will be removing barrier and striping I-10 pavement to final configuration.

 

I-10 Both Directions 27 Hours

Sunday, June 16

3 am to 6 am the next day

 

·         I-10 East will close completely between North Mesa Street (SH 20) and Sunland Park Drive.  Detour:  Motorists traveling on I-10 East will be detoured onto the eastbound CD lanes, bypassing all signalized intersections.

·         I-10 West will close completely between Executive Center Blvd and North Mesa Street (SH 20). Detour:  Motorists traveling on I-10 West will exit at Executive Center (exit 16), follow Executive Center Blvd to North Mesa Street (SH 20), then follow the detour signs along North Mesa Street (SH 20). Motorists may re-enter I-10 West using the Redd Road entrance ramp.

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

 

Crews will be removing barrier, striping I-10 pavement to final configuration, among other activities.

 

I-10 West at Sunland 27 Hours

Sunday, June 23

3 am to 6 am the next day

 

·      I-10 West will close completely between Sunland Park (exit 13) and North Mesa.
I-10 West at Sunland

 

27 Hours

Sunday, June 30

3 am to 6 am the next day

 

·      I-10 West will close completely between Sunland Park (exit 13) and North Mesa.

Go10, Connect10, TxDoT closures, detours and work for week of May 19

Here’s a look at project closures for the week ahead, including TWO (2) 27-Hour Closures of I-10. 

Also after a week of closures primarily focused on the northbound lanes of US 54, crews will turn their attention to the southbound lanes of US 54 next week as they continue placing temporary concrete barrier to outline the work zone for the I-10 Connect project.

The 30-foot, 42-inch barriers will create an added layer of separation — and safety — between motorists, construction crews and heavy machinery.

The following closures and detours will be in place to accommodate this work:

Sunday, May 19, and Monday, May 20

Nightly 9pm to 5am

  • Mainlanes of southbound US 54 will be closed to all traffic between the Pershing Drive underpass and Interstate 10.
  • Ramp D which connects southbound US 54 to eastbound I-10 will be closed to all traffic.
  • DETOURS: All southbound traffic on US 54 will take Exit 21B (I-10 West/Las Cruces). All traffic bound from US 54 to I-10 will enter westbound I-10 and continue west or take Exit 20 (Cotton Street), turn left on Cotton, and left on eastbound I-10. To continue on southbound US 54, traffic will take Exit 21C (Montana Avenue), continue on Gateway Boulevard South, and re-enter southbound US 54 south of Yandell Drive.

Crews will be placing concrete safety barriers

Sunday, May 19, 9pm to 5am

  • Gateway Boulevard South will be closed to all traffic between Cassidy Road and Tompkins Road.
  • DETOUR: Van Buren Avenue, left on Loop 478 (Dyer Street), left on Tompkins Road, right on Gateway South.

Crews will be placing concrete safety barriers

Tuesday, May 21, 9pm to 5am

  • Collector/distributor (C/D) lanes of southbound US 54 will be closed to all traffic between the Pershing Drive underpass and the Trowbridge Drive overpass.
  • DETOURS: Traffic on southbound US 54 will access westbound I-10 by taking Exit 22 (Pershing Drive/Fort Bliss), then taking the Pershing Drive/Altura Avenue exit, continuing on Gateway Boulevard South, and entering westbound I-10 south of Trowbridge Drive. Traffic on Spur 601 bound for westbound I-10 should continue to Gateway Boulevard South and follow the above detour.
  • NOTE: Thru traffic on southbound US 54 and traffic to eastbound I-10 will not be affected.

Crews will be placing concrete safety barriers

Wednesday, May 22, and Thursday, May 23

Nightly 9pm to 5am

  • All lanes of southbound US 54 will be closed to all traffic south of Spur 601.
  • The ramp from westbound Spur 601 to southbound US 54 will be closed to all traffic.
  • DETOURS: All traffic on southbound US 54 must take Exit 22 (Pershing Drive/Fort Bliss), then take the Pershing Drive/Altura Avenue exit, continue on Gateway Boulevard South, and re-enter US 54 north of Pershing Drive.
  • All traffic bound from westbound Spur 601 to US 54 will go northbound on US 54; traffic seeking to head south will take Exit 25 (Ellerthorpe Avenue) and u-turn.

Crews will be placing concrete safety barriers

Monday, May 20, through Friday, May 31

Daily 9am to 4pm

  • The on-ramp from Gateway Boulevard North to I-110 near the El Paso Zoo will be closed to all traffic.
  • DETOUR: Gateway Boulevard North, turn right on SH 20 (Alameda Avenue), left on Raynolds Street to I-10.

Crews will be preparing to tie in a new ramp to an existing ramp.

The Following Long-Term Closures Will Remain In Place During the Week of May 20:

  • Intermittent lane closures will be in place on Gateway Boulevard East from Piedras Street to US 62/180 (Paisano Drive).
  • Intermittent lane closures will be in place on Gateway Boulevard West from Boone Street to Palm Street.
  • Ramp T which connects Gateway Boulevard North to northbound US 54 north of US 62 (Paisano Drive) remains closed until further notice.
  • Both turnarounds between Gateway Boulevard North and Gateway Boulevard South under US 54 at US 62 (Paisano Drive) remain closed until further notice.
  • Turnaround from Gateway Boulevard East to Gateway Boulevard West under I-10 at Trowbridge Drive remains closed until further notice.
  • Lane closures are in place on eastbound and westbound US 62 (Paisano Drive) at US 54 until further notice.
  • Lane closures are in place on Ramp D which connects southbound US 54 to eastbound I-10 until further notice.
  • Intermittent lane closures on Gateway Boulevard South between Findley Avenue and US 62 (Paisano Drive).

All closures are subject to change due to weather or field conditions. On ramps and off ramps may close up to an hour before stated times.

Spalling Repair Project

Saturday, May 18, through Sunday, May 19
6 a.m. to 3 p.m. (33-hour closure)

  • Left two lanes on Gateway south from Payne to Tompkins
  • Pershing exit ramp from Gateway south will be closed.

Miscellaneous Concrete Project

Monday, May 20, through Friday, May 24
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (throughout the day)

  • Right lane on US 54 north at Trowbridge overpass
  • Montana entrance ramp will be closed
  • Contractor will be repairing concrete in the area.

Mesa Park Interchange Project

Sunday, May 19, and Monday, May 20
Midnight to 6 a.m. (each morning)

  • Full freeway closure between Sunland Park to Executive
  • Detour through North Mesa
  • Crews is needed for phasing of project and restaging equipment

Tuesday, May 28, and Wednesday, May 29
9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (nightly)

  • Right lane closure at I-10 west at Executive
  • Crews will be working on delivery of girders for the westbound bridges.

Wednesday, May 29, and Thursday, May 30
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (daily)

  • Right lane closure at I-10 west at Executive
  • Crews will be working on delivery of girders for the westbound bridges.

Guardrail Repair Project

Friday, May 17
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (throughout the day)

  • Right lane closure on I-10 east between Piedras to Copia entrance

Monday, May 20
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (throughout the day)

  • Right lane closure on 375 Border Highway west between Fonseca to Paisano exit

Tuesday, May 21
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (throughout the day)

  • Left lane closure on Franklin entrance ramp to I-10 east

Maintenance  

Monday, May 20, through Friday, May 24
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (throughout the day)

  • Right lane closure on I-10 east from Geronimo to 500 ft past Robert E. Lee
  • Right two lane closures on SH 20 south from Mesa to Crossroads
  • Left lane closure on Doniphan from McClintock to Mesa
  • Right lane closure on Doniphan from Crossroads to Mesa
  • Right lane closure on Artcraft East from Santiago to Doniphan
  • Modesta closed from Tarango to Artcraft
  • Santiago closed from Leslie to Artcraft
  • Left lane on Padres exit ramp closed on LP 375 east
  • Left lane on Padres closed from Buena Park to LP 375 entrance ramp east
  • Right lane closure on US 54 south from Altura to Ramp K
  • Montana exit ramp closed on US 54 south
  • Trowbridge entrance ramp closed on Gateway south
  • Right lane closure on US 54 north from Ramp H to Altura
  • Trowbridge exit ramp closed on US 54 north
  • Montana entrance ramp closed on Gateway North

Border West Expressway Project

US 85

Friday, May 17, to Monday, May 20
9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (continuous full closure)

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

Monday, May 20, to Thursday, May 23
9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (nightly full closure)

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

Friday, May 31, to Monday, June 3
9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (continuous full closure)

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

Monday, June 3, to Thursday, June 6
9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (nightly full closure)

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

Loop 375

Friday, May 31, to Monday, June 3
9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (continuous full closure)

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

GO10

I-10 West at Executive

Sunday, May 19
3 a.m. to 6 a.m. the next day (27-hour closure)

  • The mainlanes of I-10 West will close completely between Executive Center Boulevard and North Mesa Street. Detour: Motorists on I-10 West will exit at Executive Center (exit 16), follow Executive Center Boulevard to North Mesa Street (SH 20), then follow North Mesa Street (SH 20) toward the North Mesa entrance ramp to re-enter the mainlanes of I-10 West.
  • US 85 at McNutt Road will close.
  • All Sunland Park westbound ramps will close.
  • The turnaround bridge, eastbound to westbound, at Sunland Park Drive will close.
  • The Resler westbound exit ramp will close.
  • The Schuster westbound entrance ramp to I-10 West will close.
  • Crews will be re-striping a portion of I-10 West, installing signs, and moving barrier walls.

I-10 East at Sunland

Sunday, June 2
3 a.m. to 6 a.m. the next day (27-hour closure)

  • I-10 East will close completely between Sunland Park Drive and Executive Center Boulevard. Detour: Motorists on I-10 East will exit at Sunland Park (exit 13), then follow the detour signs to North Mesa Street (SH 20). Motorists may re-enter I-10 East using the Executive Center Boulevard entrance ramp.
  • Paisano Drive (US 85) – in front of the auto dealerships – will close completely starting at Sunland Park Drive.
  • The turnaround bridge, westbound to eastbound, at Sunland Park Drive will close.
  • The Sunland Park flyover ramp will close.
  • The eastbound collector-distributor (CD) lanes will close at Sunland Park. Detour: Motorists on the eastbound CD lanes will detour to the signalized intersection at Sunland Park Drive. Motorists will have to turn at the signalized intersection.
  • Crews will be striping a portion of I-10 East and removing barrier, giving relief to the pinched eastbound lanes near Buena Vista.

I-10 Connect

Sunday, May 19, and Monday, May 20
Nightly 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

  • Mainlanes of southbound US 54 will be closed to all traffic between the Pershing Drive underpass and Interstate 10.
  • Ramp D, which connects southbound US 54 to eastbound I-10, will be closed to all traffic.
  • Detours: All southbound traffic on US 54 will take Exit 21B (I-10 West/Las Cruces). All traffic bound from US 54 to I-10 will enter westbound I-10 at which point they can continue west or take Exit 20 (Cotton Street), turn left on Cotton, and left on eastbound I-10. To continue on southbound US 54, traffic will take Exit 21C (Montana Avenue), continue on Gateway Boulevard South, and re-enter southbound US 54 south of Yandell Drive.
  • Crews will be placing concrete safety barriers

Wednesday, May 22, and Thursday, May 23
Nightly 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

  • All lanes of southbound US 54 will be closed to all traffic south of Spur 601.
  • The ramp from westbound Spur 601 to southbound US 54 will be closed to all traffic.
  • Detours: All traffic on southbound US 54 must take Exit 22 (Pershing Drive/Fort Bliss), then take the Pershing Drive/Altura Avenue exit, continue on Gateway Boulevard South, and re-enter US 54 north of Pershing Drive.
  • All traffic bound from westbound Spur 601 to US 54 will go northbound on US 54; traffic seeking to head south will take Exit 25 (Ellerthorpe Avenue) and U-turn.
  • Crews will be placing concrete safety barriers

Monday, May 20, through Friday, May 31
Daily 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • The on-ramp from Gateway Boulevard North to I-110 near the El Paso Zoo will be closed to all traffic.
  • Detour: Gateway Boulevard North, turn right on SH 20 (Alameda Avenue), left on Raynold Street to I-10.
  • Crews will be preparing to tie in a new ramp to an existing ramp.

Mall Braided Ramps Project

Monday, May 20 (complete closure)
9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

  • I-10 eastbound closure between Airway Boulevard and Viscount Boulevard
  • Crews will be removing dynamic message signs

Monday, May 20 (complete closure)
9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

  • I-10 westbound left lane closure at Airway Boulevard entrance ramp
  • I-10 westbound right shoulder closure at Airway Boulevard entrance ramp
  • Crews will be removing dynamic message signs

Sunday, May 19, through Thursday, May 23 (complete closure)
9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

  • I-10 westbound right shoulder closure at Hawkins Boulevard exit ramp
  • Crews will be painting Viscount Boulevard entrance ramp

Links to full lists of closures:  West Area Projects  |  GO10  |  Border West Expressway  |  I-10 Connect (New!)

LOCATION DURATION DESCRIPTION
I-10 West at Executive

 

27 Hours

Sunday, May 19

3 am to 6 am the next day

 

·      The main lanes of I-10 West will close completely between Executive Center Boulevard and North Mesa Street.

 

Detour:  Motorists on I-10 West will exit at Executive Center (exit 16), follow Executive Center Boulevard to North Mesa Street (SH 20), then follow North Mesa Street (SH 20) toward the North Mesa entrance ramp to re-enter the main lanes of I-10 West.

 

·      US 85 at McNutt Road will close.

·      The Racetrack Drive entrance ramp to US 85 westbound will close.

·      All Sunland Park westbound ramps will close.

·      The turnaround bridges at Sunland Park Drive will close.

·      The Resler westbound exit ramp will close.

·      The Schuster westbound entrance ramp to I-10 West will close.

 

Crews will be re-striping a portion of I-10 West, installing signs, and moving barrier walls.

 

Paisano at Sunland

 

Three Days

May 21-23

9 am to 4 pm each day

 

·      The left lane on Paisano Drive (US 85) – in front of the auto dealerships – will close starting at Sunland Park Drive.

·      The turnaround bridge, westbound to eastbound, at Sunland Park Drive will close.

 

Crews will be installing signs.

 

I-10 East at Sunland

 

27 Hours

Sunday, June 2

3 am to 6 am the next day

 

·      I-10 East will close completely between Sunland Park Drive and Executive Center Boulevard.

 

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

 

·      Paisano Drive (US 85) – in front of the auto dealerships – will close completely starting at Sunland Park Drive.

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

·      The turnaround bridge, westbound to eastbound, at Sunland Park Drive will close.

·      The Sunland Park flyover ramp will close.

·      The eastbound collector-distributor (CD) lanes will close at Sunland Park.

 

Detour: Motorists on the eastbound CD lanes will be detoured to the signalized intersection at Sunland Park Drive. Motorists will have to turn at the signalized intersection.

 

Crews will be striping a portion of I-10 East and removing barrier, giving relief to the pinched eastbound lanes near Buena Vista.

 

Connect10, Go10, TxDoT work, closures and more for week of May 5

Here’s a look at the project closures for the week ahead, including a 26-hour closure this weekend on the GO10 Project.   Once the closure lifts, the collector-distributor lanes will open along with the turnaround lanes at the Sunland Park Interchange.

Marking the most significant milestone for the GO 10 project, the full length of the I-10 collector-distributor (CD) lanes will open Monday morning, May 6. The CD lanes – eastbound and westbound – are located along I-10 between Buena Vista (mile marker 14) and North Mesa (exit 11).

Access to the CD lanes means drivers will enjoy additional lanes and more vehicular capacity through the I-10 corridor on El Paso’s westside.

It also means a safer corridor because the CD lanes will help to separate local drivers (who live and work on the westside) from long-haul drivers (such as semi-trucks and long-distance commuters).

For the region, it means near completion of Loop 375 thanks to more access to overpasses and ramps in the I-10/Sunland area.

Pictured above is part of the GO 10 project in the Sunland Park area that represents the most complicated section of the entire six-mile GO 10 work zone. Officials say this section will probably benefit most from the CD lanes because its transformation was the most complex. It involved the demolition and rebuilding of seven bridges and the construction of seven bridges that did not exist before.

Opening the CD lanes in this area will be like fully opening a faucet that had been on trickle for the last three years.

Although the CD lanes mark a major win for West El Paso, motorists may expect GO 10 construction activities to be ongoing throughout the six-mile corridor, particularly in the median of I-10 between Sunland Park and approximately mile marker 15.

Crews still have until this summer to finish roadway work while still being on-time and on-budget.

Mesa Park Interchange Project

Monday, Wednesday and Friday May 6, 8 and 10

9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Daily

IH-10 East bound at Executive right lane closure

Crews will be working alongside freeway placing concrete.

 

Wednesday May 8 – Thursday, May 16

9 p.m. – 5 a.m. (nightly closure excluding Friday and Saturday night)

  • Left lane closure I-10 east and westbound
  • Crews will be reconstructing median and left lanes

 

GO10

Sunland Park

26 Hours

Sunday, May 5

4 a.m. to 6 a.m. the next day

  • The Sunland Park exit ramp (Exit 13) from I-10 West will close. Motorists should use an alternate exit ramp.
  • The Sunland Park entrance ramp to I-10 West will close. Motorists should use an alternate entrance ramp.
  • The westbound Resler exit ramp will close. Motorists should use an alternate exit ramp.
  • US 85 westbound overpass, which leads to Sunland Park Drive, will close at McNutt Road.
  • The Racetrack Drive entrance ramp to the US 85 westbound overpass to Sunland Park Drive will close.
  • The Resler flyover entrance ramp to I-10 East will close.
  • The Sunland Park exit ramp from I-10 East will close.
  • MILESTONE:  Crews are aiming to open entire length of collector-distributor (CD) lanes in both directions by 6 am on Monday, May 6.

 

I-10 West at Sunland

Three nights

Monday, May 6 through Wednesday, May 8

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

  • I-10 westbound will close completely between the Sunland Park exit ramp and the Sunland Park entrance ramp.
  • Detour:  Motorists on I-10 West will exit at Sunland Park (exit 13). Follow the detour signs to re-enter I-10 West at the next ramp.
  • Crews will be placing concrete barrier in the I-10/Sunland Park area. Work will be ensuing to open the median of I-10 between Sunland Park and Executive Center.

 

I-10 West at Sunland

One night

Thursday, May 9

9 p.m. to 6 a.m. the next morning

  • I-10 westbound will close completely between the Sunland Park exit ramp and the Sunland Park entrance ramp. Detour:  Motorists on I-10 West will exit at Sunland Park (exit 13), then follow the westbound CD lanes to North Mesa Street. Motorists may re-enter I-10 westbound using the North Mesa entrance ramp.
  • The Sunland Park entrance ramp to I-10 West will close.
  • Crews will be re-striping I-10 West.

 

Mall Braided Ramps Project

Sunday, May 5 (complete closure)

9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

  • Gateway Boulevard east closure between Airway Boulevard and Hawkins Boulevard
  • Hawkins Boulevard eastbound exit ramp closed
  • Crews will be removing portable concrete traffic barrier

Monday, May 6 through Friday, May 10

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Hawkins Boulevard westbound exit ramp closed
  • Crews will be painting bridge

Wednesday, May 8 (complete closure)

9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (overnight)

  • Gateway Boulevard east closure between Airway Boulevard and Hawkins Boulevard
  • Hawkins Boulevard eastbound exit ramp closed
  • Crews will be removing portable concrete traffic barrier, milling and striping

 

Border West Expressway

I-10

Monday, May 6, and Tuesday, May 7
9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (nightly closure)

  • Eastbound two left lanes – closures from Executive to Schuster
  • Closure is needed for roadway work

 

Maintenance  

Monday, May 6 through Friday, May 10
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (throughout the day)

  • Right lane closure on US 54 south at Altura to Yandell
  • Montana exit will be closed
  • Left lane closure on Gateway east and west at Piedras to McRae
  • I-10 west exit at Geronimo will be closed
  • I-10 west entrance at Paisano will be closed
  • I-10 west entrance at Trowbridge will be closed
  • I-10 east exit and west entrance at Airway will be closed
  • Right lane closure on I-10 east between Campbell to Cotton

I-10 Connect

Sunday, May 5, and Monday, May 6

9pm to 5am

  • Southbound US 54 south of US 62 (Paisano Drive) will be closed to all traffic.
  • DETOURS: Traffic bound from southbound US 54 to eastbound Loop 375 will take Exit 20A (US 62/Paisano Drive), continue on Gateway Boulevard South, then enter eastbound Loop 375. Traffic bound from southbound US 54 to westbound Loop 375 will take Exit 20A (US 62/Paisano Drive), turn right on Paisano, continue 1.7 miles and enter Loop 375 via Coles Street.
  • Crews will be working on bridge widening.

The Following Long-Term Closures Will Remain In Place During the Week of May 5:

  • Ramp T which connects Gateway Boulevard North to northbound US 54 north of US 62 (Paisano Drive) remains closed until further notice.
  • Both turnarounds between Gateway Boulevard North and Gateway Boulevard South under US 54 at US 62 (Paisano Drive) remain closed until further notice.
  • Turnaround from Gateway Boulevard East to Gateway Boulevard West under I-10 at Trowbridge Drive remains closed until further notice.
  • Lane closures are in place on eastbound and westbound US 62 (Paisano Drive) at US 54 until further notice.
  • Lane closures are in place on Ramp D which connects southbound US 54 to eastbound I-10 until further notice.
  • Intermittent lane closures on Gateway Boulevard South between Findley Avenue and US 62 (Paisano Drive).

All closures are subject to change due to weather or field conditions. On ramps and off ramps may close up to an hour before stated times.

Full lists of closures: West Area Projects  |  GO10  |  Border West Expressway  |  I-10 Connect (New!)  |  East Area Projects

LOCATION DURATION DESCRIPTION
Sunland Park

 

26 Hours

Sunday, May 5

4 a.m. to 6 a.m. the next day

 

·      The Sunland Park exit ramp (exit 13) from I-10 West will close. Motorists should use an alternate exit ramp.

·      The Sunland Park entrance ramp to I-10 West will close. Motorists should use an alternate entrance ramp.

·      The westbound Resler exit ramp will close. Motorists should use an alternate exit ramp.

·      US 85 westbound overpass, which leads to Sunland Park Drive, will close at McNutt Road.

·      The Racetrack Drive entrance ramp to the US 85 westbound overpass to Sunland Park Drive will close.

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

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

 

MILESTONE:  Crews are aiming to open the entire length of collector-distributor (CD) lanes in both directions by 6 am on Monday, May 6.  That means:

  • Motorists on I-10 West who wish to take the Resler exit ramp will be able to bypass the traffic signals at Sunland Park Drive.
  • Motorists coming from Resler Drive and who wish to enter I-10 East will be able to bypass the traffic signals at Sunland Park Drive.
  • Motorists on US 85 westbound who wish to enter I-10 West will be able to do so, bypassing the traffic signals at Sunland Park Drive.

 

I-10 West at Sunland

 

Three nights

May 6-8

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

 

·      I-10 westbound will close completely between the Sunland Park exit ramp and the Sunland Park entrance ramp.

·      Detour:  Motorists on I-10 West will exit at Sunland Park (exit 13). Follow the detour signs to re-enter I-10 West at the next ramp.

 

Crews will be placing concrete barrier in the I-10/Sunland Park area. Work will be ensuing to finish the median of I-10 between Sunland Park and Executive Center.

 

I-10 West at Sunland One night

May 9

9 p.m. to 6 a.m. the next morning

 

·      The main lanes of I-10 westbound will close completely between the Sunland Park exit ramp and the Sunland Park entrance ramp. Detour:  Motorists on I-10 West will exit at Sunland Park (exit 13), then follow the westbound CD lanes to North Mesa Street. Motorists may re-enter I-10 West using the North Mesa entrance ramp.

·      The Sunland Park entrance ramp to the main lanes of I-10 West will close.

Connect10/Go10/TxDot projects, detours, closures for Week of April 21

Much of the work on the Go10 project this week is focused on opening the eastbound and westbound CD lanes. The CD lanes could be open by mid-May.

GO10

I-10 East at Sunland

Monday, April 22
9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

  • The main lanes of I-10 eastbound will close completely between the Sunland Park exit ramp and the Sunland Park entrance ramp. Detour: Motorists on I-10 eastbound will exit at Sunland Park (Exit 13) and immediately re-enter I-10 East at the next ramp.
  • Sunland Park Drive at the I-10 overpass will have one lane closed in each direction.
  • Crews will continue to install a pedestrian fence along the Sunland Park overpass.

 

Sunland Park

Tuesday, April 23
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • The Sunland Park flyover entrance ramp to I-10 East and to US 85 East will close.
  • Crews will be installing a permanent barrier rail in the area.

 

I-10 East at Mesa

Tuesday, April 23
9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

  • I-10 eastbound will be reduced to one lane for approximately 2,000 feet starting prior to reaching the North Mesa exit ramp (Exit 11). The North Mesa eastbound exit will remain open.
  • Crews will be installing permanent signage in the shoulder of I-10 East.

 

Resler and Sunland Ramps

Tuesday, April 23, and Wednesday, April 24
9 p.m. each night to 6 a.m. each morning

  • The Resler entrance ramp to the eastbound CD lanes will close.
  • The eastbound Sunland Park exit ramp from I-10 will close. Motorists on I-10 East who wish to access Sunland Park Drive should use the North Mesa exit ramp (Exit 11).
  • Sunland Park Drive at the I-10 overpass will have one lane closed in each direction.
  • Crews will be re-striping the eastbound CD lanes, installing permanent signage, and installing a pedestrian fence along the Sunland Park overpass.

 

I-10 Connect

Wednesday, April 24, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
and Thursday, April 25, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

  • US 62 (Paisano Drive) will be closed to all traffic between Gateway Boulevard North and Gateway Boulevard South.
  • Detour: Westbound traffic will turn right on Gateway North, left on SH 20 (Alameda Avenue), left on Loop 478 (Copia Street), and then rejoin Paisano. Eastbound traffic will turn right on San Marcial Street, left on Delta Drive, left on Boone Street, and then rejoin Paisano.
  • Crews will begin placing support columns.

Sunday, April 28, at 3 a.m. to Monday, April 29, at 6 a.m.

  • Eastbound Interstate 10 will be closed to all traffic at US 54.
  • The on-ramp that connects Gateway Boulevard East to eastbound I-10 east of Loop 478 (Copia Street) will be closed to all traffic.
  • Detour: Eastbound traffic on I-10 will take Exit 22A (Loop 478/Copia Street), continue east on Gateway Boulevard East, and re-enter I-10 east at Raynolds Street.
  • Crews will be removing old pavement, placing new pavement, re-striping travel lanes and placing safety barriers.
  • Traffic on westbound I-10 will not be impacted by this work. However, a similar 27-hour closure of westbound I-10 at US 54 will be required in the coming weeks.

 

Maintenance  

Monday, April 22 through Friday, April 26
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (throughout the day)

  • Right lane closure on US 54 south at Altura to Yandell
  • Montana exit will be closed
  • Left lane closure on Gateway east and west at Piedras to McRae
  • I-10 west exit at Geronimo will be closed
  • I-10 west entrance at Paisano will be closed
  • I-10 west entrance at Trowbridge will be closed
  • I-10 east entrance and exit at Trowbridge will be closed
  • I-10 east exit and west entrance at Airway will be closed
  • Right lane closure at I-10 west exit to US 54 north exit for 2 days

Mall Braided Ramps Project

Sunday April 21, through Saturday 27 (complete closures)
9 p.m. to 6 a.m. (overnight)

  • Gateway Boulevard (frontage road) eastbound complete closure, form Airway to Hawkins
  • Hawkins Boulevard eastbound exit ramp closed
  • Crews will be working on HMAC

Sunday, April 21, through Friday, April 26 (complete closures)
9 p.m. to 6 a.m. (overnight)

  • Hawkins Boulevard westbound exit ramp closed
  • Crews will be painting bridge

 

Guardrail Repair Project

Tuesday, April 23
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (throughout the day)

  • Right lane closure on US 54 south between Stan Roberts and Mesquite Hills

Wednesday, April 24
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (throughout the day)

  • Left lane closure on Gateway south between Vinton intersection to Vinton entrance ramp to I-10
  • Vinton entrance ramp to I-10 east will be closed

Thursday, April 25
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (throughout the day)

  • Ramp C – US 54 north to I-10 west will be closed
  • Copia westbound exit ramp will be closed

Mesa Park Project 

Monday, April 22, to Thursday, May 2
9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (nightly closure)

  • Left lane closure I-10 east and west
  • Crews will be reconstructing median and left lane

 

Border West Expressway Project

US 85

Wednesday, April 24, to Thursday, May 16
9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (nightly full closure)

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

Friday, April 26, to Monday, May 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 bridge work

 

Loop 375

Friday, April 26, to Monday, April 29
9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (continuous full closure)

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

 

 

Links to full lists of closures:

 West Area Projects   |   GO10   |   Border West Expressway   |   I-10 Connect   |   East Area Projects

LOCATION DURATION DESCRIPTION
I-10 East at Sunland

 

One Night

Mon, April 22

9 pm to 6 am

 

·      The main lanes of I-10 eastbound will close completely between the Sunland Park exit ramp and the Sunland Park entrance ramp. Detour: Motorists on I-10 eastbound will exit at Sunland Park (Exit 13) and immediately re-enter I-10 East at the next ramp.

·      Sunland Park Drive at the I-10 overpass will have one lane closed in each direction.

Sunland Park

 

One Day

Tues, April 23

9 am to 4 pm

 

·      The Sunland Park flyover entrance ramp to I-10 East and to US 85 East will close.

 

I-10 East at Mesa

 

One Night

Tues, April 23

9 pm to 6 am

 

·      I-10 eastbound will be reduced to one lane for approximately 2,000 feet starting prior to reaching the North Mesa exit ramp (Exit 11). The North Mesa eastbound exit will remain open.

 

Resler and Sunland ramps

 

Two Nights

Tues, April 23-Wed, April 24

 

9 pm each night to 6 am each morning

 

·      The Resler entrance ramp to the eastbound CD lanes will close.

·      The eastbound Sunland Park exit ramp from I-10 will close. Motorists on I-10 East who wish to access Sunland Park Drive should use the North Mesa exit ramp (Exit 11).

·      Sunland Park Drive at the I-10 overpass will have one lane closed in each direction.

 

North Mesa exit

 

Four Days

Tues, April 23-Fri, April 26

 

9 am to 4 pm each day

 

·      The westbound North Mesa exit ramp (Exit 11) from I-10 will be reduced by one lane. The dedicated right turn lane will remain open.

 

I-10 West at Sunland

 

One Night

Thur, April 25

9 pm to 6 am

 

·      I-10 westbound will close completely between the Sunland Park exit ramp (Exit 13) and the Sunland Park entrance ramp. Detour: Motorists on I-10 Westbound will exit at Sunland Park (Exit 13) and immediately re-enter I-10 West at the next ramp.

·      Sunland Park Drive at the I-10 overpass will have one lane closed in each direction.

Sunland and Resler ramps

 

Four Nights

Sun, April 28-Wed, May 1

 

9 pm each night to 6 am each morning

·      The Sunland Park entrance ramp to I-10 West will close. Motorists should use an alternate entrance ramp to I-10 West.

·      The westbound CD lanes will close completely starting at Sunland Park Drive.

·      The westbound Resler exit ramp will close. Motorists should use an alternate exit ramp.

 

TxDoT/Go10/10Connect closures, detours for Week of April 13

Long before motorists can drive on them, work is underway on the unseen, underground supports for some of the new direct connector ramps being built as part of the Texas Department of Transportation’s I-10 Connect Project in Central El Paso.

Crews have begun work at several locations on drilled shafts which will support the columns for several new bridges. The shafts are four to five feet in diameter and some extend almost 90 feet below the surface. After the shafts are drilled, workers build a basketlike structure of steel rebar and insert it into the hole. The hole is then filled with concrete on top of which bridge support columns will eventually be built.

Crews are currently drilling shafts for Bridge No. 4 which will connect southbound US 54 to the Bridge of the Americas by flying high over Interstate 10 as well as several new and existing ramps at the Spaghetti Bowl. They are also working on shafts for Bridge No. 8 which will provide direct access from eastbound Loop 375 to eastbound I-10 by running parallel to northbound US 54 over US 62 (Paisano Drive).

The work requires a mobile drill rig, concrete pump and other heavy equipment. To ensure the safety of motorists and workers during these operations, the following closures are scheduled for the week of April 14, 2019:

Sunday, April 14, 2019, 9pm to 5am

  • Westbound US 62 (Paisano Drive) will be closed to all traffic between Gateway Boulevard North and Gateway Boulevard South.
  • DETOUR: Westbound traffic will turn right on Gateway North, left on SH 20 (Alameda Avenue), left onLoop 478 (Copia Street), and then rejoin Paisano.
  • The ramp which connects Gateway Boulevard North to eastbound Interstate 110 will be closed to all traffic.
  • DETOUR: Traffic seeking to use I-110 to access I-10 will remain on Gateway North, turn right on Alameda and then access I-10 via Raynolds Street.
  • Lane closures will be in place on eastbound Interstate 110 between US 62 (Paisano Drive) and SH 20 (Alameda Avenue).

Crews will be working on drilled shafts.

Monday, April 15, 2019, 9pm to 5am

  • Westbound US 62 (Paisano Drive) will be closed to all traffic between Gateway Boulevard North and Gateway Boulevard South.
  • DETOUR: Westbound traffic will turn right on Gateway North, left on SH 20 (Alameda Avenue), left onLoop 478 (Copia Street), and then rejoin Paisano.
  •  Southbound US 54 will be closed to all traffic south of US 62 (Paisano Drive).
  • DETOUR: Traffic bound from southbound US 54 to eastbound Loop 375 will take Exit 20A (US 62/Paisano Drive) and proceed straight ahead on Gateway Boulevard South to access eastbound Loop 375. Traffic bound from southbound US 54 to westbound Loop 375 will take Exit 20A (US 62/Paisano Drive) and turn right on Paisano and proceed west for 1.6 mile before turning left on Coles Street to access westbound Loop 375.
  • The ramp which connects Gateway Boulevard North to eastbound Interstate 110 will be closed to all traffic.
  • DETOUR: Traffic seeking to use I-110 to access I-10 will remain on Gateway North, turn right on Alameda and then access I-10 via Raynolds Street.

Crews will be working on drilled shafts.

Tuesday, April 16, through Thursday, April 18, 2019  –  Nightly from 9pm to 5am

  • Southbound US 54 will be closed to all traffic south of US 62 (Paisano Drive).
  • DETOUR: Traffic bound from southbound US 54 to eastbound Loop 375 will take Exit 20A (US 62/Paisano Drive) and proceed straight ahead on Gateway Boulevard South to access eastbound Loop 375. Traffic bound from southbound US 54 to westbound Loop 375 will take Exit 20A (US 62/Paisano Drive) and turn right on Paisano and proceed west for 1.6 mile before turning left on Coles Street to access westbound Loop 375.

Crews will be working on drilled shafts.

The Following Long-Term Closures Will Remain In Place During the Week of April 14:

  • The u-turn from Gateway Boulevard North to Gateway Boulevard South at Pershing Drive remains closed until further notice.
  • Ramp T which connects Gateway Boulevard North to northbound US 54 remains closed until further notice.
  • Both u-turns between Gateway Boulevard North and Gateway Boulevard South at US 62 (Paisano Drive) remain closed until further notice.
  • Lane closures are in place on eastbound and westbound US 62 (Paisano Drive) at US 54 until further notice.
  • Intermittent lane closures on Gateway Boulevard South between Findley Avenue and Paisano Drive (US 62).

All closures are subject to change due to weather or field conditions. On ramps and off ramps may close up to an hour before stated times.

GO10

I-10 East

Saturday, April 13
4 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • I-10 eastbound will be reduced to one lane at the Resler flyover ramp.
  • Crews will be installing an overhead sign structure.

 

I-10 East

Week 1: Sunday, April 14, and Monday, April 15
Week 2: Sunday, April 21, through Tuesday, April 23
9 p.m. each night to 6 a.m. each morning

  • I-10 eastbound will close completely between the Sunland Park exit ramp (Exit 13) and the Sunland Park entrance ramp. Detour: Motorists on I-10 eastbound will exit at Sunland Park (Exit 13) and immediately re-enter I-10 East at the next ramp.
  • Sunland Park Drive at the I-10 overpass will have one lane closed in each direction.
  • Crews will continue to install a pedestrian fence along the turnaround lanes at the Sunland Park overpass.

 

I-10 West

Week 1: Tuesday, April 16, through Thursday, April 18
Week 2: Wednesday, April 24, and Thursday, April 25
9 p.m. each night to 6 a.m. each morning

  • I-10 westbound will close completely between the Sunland Park exit ramp (Exit 13) and the Sunland Park entrance ramp. Detour: Motorists on I-10 westbound will exit at Sunland Park (Exit 13) and immediately re-enter I-10 West at the next ramp.
  • Sunland Park Drive at the I-10 overpass will have one lane closed in each direction.
  • Crews will continue to install a pedestrian fence along the turnaround lanes at the Sunland Park overpass.

 

Spalling Repair Project

Saturday, April 13, through Sunday, April 14
6 a.m. to 6 a.m. (48-hour closure)

  • Left two lane closure on Gateway south between Dyer and Julian tank crossing
  • US 54 southbound Ellerthorpe exit ramp will be closed

 

Hawkins/Viscount Operation Improvements Project

Monday, April 15, through Friday, April 19
9 p.m. to 6 a.m. (nightly closure)

  • Complete closure on I-10 East between Hawkins to Viscount
  • Crews will be working on striping in the area
  • Detour: exit Hawkins and reenter at McRae entrance ramp

 

Pothole Repair Project

Monday, April 15
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (throughout the day)

  • I-10 westbound Copia entrance ramp will be closed
  • I-10 right shoulder at the Copia entrance ramp will be closed

 

Mesa Park Interchange Project

Monday, April 15, to Thursday, May 2
9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (nightly closure)

  • Left lane closure I-10 East and West
  • Crews will be reconstructing median and left lane

 

Guardrail Repair Project

Tuesday, April 16
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (throughout the day)

  • Railroad entrance ramp to Spur 601 east will be closed

 

Thursday, April 18
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (throughout the day)

  • Wyoming entrance ramp to I-10 East will be closed

 

Maintenance

Sunday, April 14
7 a.m. to 12 p.m. (throughout the day)

  • Complete closure of Artcraft overpass east and west at I-10

 

Monday, April 15, through Friday, April 19
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (throughout the day)

  • Alternate lane closure at Desert North at Artcraft (SH 178)
  • Closure at I-10 west at the Artcraft west exit
  • Right lane closure at I-10 west exit to US 54 north exit for two days
  • Right lane closure on US 54 south at Altura to Yandell
  • Montana exit will be closed
  • Left lane closure on Gateway east and west at Piedras to McRae
  • I-10 west exit at Geronimo will be closed
  • I-10 west entrance at Paisano will be closed
  • I-10 east entrance at Copia will be closed
  • I-10 east entrance and exit at Trowbridge will be closed
  • I-10 east exit and west entrance at Airway will be closed

 

Border West Expressway

US 85

Friday, April 12, to Monday, April 15
9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (continuous full closure)

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

 

Friday, April 26, to Monday, April 29
9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (continuous full closure)

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

 

Mall Braided Ramps Project

Sunday, April 14, through Friday, April 19 (complete closures)
9 p.m. to 6 a.m. (overnight)

  • Gateway Boulevard (frontage road) eastbound complete closure
  • Hawkins Boulevard eastbound exit ramp closed
  • Crews will be milling

 

Monday, April 15, through Thursday, April 18 (complete closures)
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Hawkins Boulevard westbound exit ramp closed
  • Crews will be painting bridge

 

I-10 Connect

Sunday, April 14, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

  • Westbound US 62 (Paisano Drive) will be closed to all traffic between Gateway Boulevard North and Gateway Boulevard South.
  • Detour: Westbound traffic will detour by turning right on Gateway North, left on SH 20 (Alameda Avenue), left on Loop 478 (Copia Street), and then rejoining Paisano.
  • The ramp which connects Gateway Boulevard North to eastbound Interstate 110 will be closed to all traffic.
  • Detour: Traffic seeking to use I-110 to access I-10 will detour by remaining on Gateway North, turning right on Alameda, and then accessing I-10 via Raynolds Street.
  • Lane closures will be in place on eastbound I-110 between US 62 (Paisano Drive) and SH 20 (Alameda Avenue).
  • Crews will be working on drilled shafts.

Monday, April 15, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

  • Westbound US 62 (Paisano Drive) will be closed to all traffic between Gateway Boulevard North and Gateway Boulevard South.
  • Detour: Westbound traffic will detour by turning right on Gateway North, left on SH 20 (Alameda Avenue), left on Loop 478 (Copia Street), and then rejoining Paisano.
  • Southbound US 54 will be closed to all traffic south of US 62 (Paisano Drive).
  • Detour: Traffic bound from southbound US 54 to eastbound Loop 375 will take Exit 20A (US 62/Paisano Drive) and proceed straight ahead on Gateway Boulevard South to access eastbound Loop 375. Traffic bound from southbound US 54 to westbound Loop 375 will take Exit 20A (US 62/Paisano Drive) and turn right on Paisano and proceed west for 1.6 miles before turning left on Coles Street to access westbound Loop 375.
  • The ramp which connects Gateway Boulevard North to eastbound I-110 will be closed to all traffic.
  • Detour: Traffic seeking to use I-110 to access I-10 will detour by remaining on Gateway North, turning right on Alameda, and then accessing I-10 via Raynolds Street. 

Tuesday, April 16, through Thursday, April 18, 2019
Nightly from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

  • Southbound US 54 will be closed to all traffic south of US 62 (Paisano Drive).
  • Detour: Traffic bound from southbound US 54 to eastbound Loop 375 will take Exit 20A (US 62/Paisano Drive) and proceed straight ahead on Gateway Boulevard South to access eastbound Loop 375. Traffic bound from southbound US 54 to westbound Loop 375 will take Exit 20A (US 62/Paisano Drive) and turn right on Paisano and proceed west for 1.6 miles before turning left on Coles Street to access westbound Loop 375.
  • Crews will be working on drilled shafts.

Links to full lists of closures:

 West Area Projects  |  GO10  |  Border West Expressway  |  I-10 Connect (New!)

 

LOCATION DURATION DESCRIPTION
I-10 East at Mesa

 

Daytime

Saturday, April 13

4 am to 2 pm

 

·      I-10 Eastbound will be reduced to one lane between the North Mesa overpass and the Resler flyover ramp.
I-10 East at Sunland

 

Overnight

April 14 and 15

 

9 pm each night to 6 am each morning

 

·      I-10 Eastbound will close completely between the Sunland Park exit ramp (Exit 13) and the Sunland Park entrance ramp. Detour: Motorists on I-10 Eastbound will exit at Sunland Park (Exit 13) and immediately re-enter I-10 East at the next ramp.

·      Sunland Park Drive at the I-10 overpass will have one lane closed in each direction.

 

I-10 West at Sunland Overnight

April 16-18

 

9 pm each night to 6 am each morning

 

·      I-10 Westbound will close completely between the Sunland Park exit ramp (Exit 13) and the Sunland Park entrance ramp. Detour: Motorists on I-10 Westbound will exit at Sunland Park (Exit 13) and immediately re-enter I-10 West at the next ramp.

·      Sunland Park Drive at the I-10 overpass will have one lane closed in each direction.

 

El Pasoans ready for ‘Don’t Mess With Texas Trash-Off’ Saturday

Members from around the region and around the state are teaming up for the Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off to beautify their community and roads Saturday, April 6.

The Trash-Off is the state’s largest one-day litter cleanup event, with multiple local events happening throughout state.

In the El Paso District, more than 1,000 volunteers have registered to cleanup locations in Brewster, Culberson, El Paso, Jeff Davis and Presidio counties.

“The Trash-Off is a good time to remind everyone not to litter,” said El Paso District Engineer Bob Bielek. “Every year more than 400 million pieces of litter accumulate on Texas highways. Most of the trash is food/organic material, cigarette butts, and small pieces of paper such as receipts and gum wrappers.”

During the 2018 Trash-Off, 1, 875, 868 pounds of litter were collected by 2, 112 groups with 31, 317 volunteers statewide on 3,409 miles of road.

“We participate because we realize there is a problem with pollution not just in Texas, but across the world,” said El Dorado High School Art Teacher Candie Printz. “Rather than just talk about how concerned this makes us, we’d like to take action and be a part of the solution. Exposing our community members and young people to the problem, first-hand, along with the solution, is key to solving this dilemma. This can help to shift the perception of our culture for the better.”

Ahead of Saturday’s cleanup, Bielek advises drivers to pay extra attention while on the roads.

“Expect to see many groups of people in orange vests carrying trash bags. Drivers should keep an eye out for these volunteers on the side of various roads and slow down if they see a group picking up litter,” Bielek said.

The Trash-Off is part of TxDOT’s litter prevention program. Volunteers include the members of more than 3,000  Adopt-a-Highway (AAH) groups and more than 300 Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) communities. AAH groups remove litter from Texas highways, while KTB volunteers focus on cleaning neighborhoods, city streets and parks.

The Trash-Off began in 1986 as a call to action to refrain from littering on one designated day. In 1987, the event was expanded to include litter pickup by encouraging all Texas Adopt-a-Highway (AAH) groups to collect roadside litter on the day of the Trash-Off. Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) joined the effort in 1993 to include cleanup activities in Texas communities.

People who litter in Texas can be fined $500 every time they litter and if the litter weighs more than five pounds, the fine increases up to $2,000.

I-10 Connect begins monthly community meetings, announces bilingual info hotline

As motorists gear-up for up to three years of construction in the Spaghetti Bowl area as part of the I-10 Connect project, the Texas Department of Transportation is rolling out several additional ways for motorists to stay informed of changing traffic conditions.

Next week, TxDOT will hold the first of its monthly community meetings at which members of the public can get updates on this project’s progress and upcoming traffic impacts related to I-10 Connect.

The first community meeting will be held from 5:30 to 7pm on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in the Medical Education Building at Texas Tech University Health Science Center El Paso’s Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, corner of Rick Francis Street and Robert Brown Avenue.

Information will be presented in English and Spanish. Those in need of special accommodations should contact TxDOT at (915) 790-4340 by 5pm on Monday, April 1, 2019.

These meetings are just one of several ways TxDOT and the community can interact during this project, including the following:

  • Bilingual Project Hotline – (855) 463-1010
  • Website and email newsletter updates –  i10connectelpaso.com.
  • Facebook and Twitter – @i10connectEP
  • Text message alerts will be available soon

I-10 connect officials say, “It will be especially important for members of the community to take full advantage of these communications tools as the project progresses and greatly impacts thousands of motorists on both sides of the border.”

So far closures have been used to install concrete barrier around project limits, close off lanes and begin the construction and demolition process.

Drivers are encouraged to register for text alerts and electronic newsletter distribution by visiting the project’s website.

TxDoT, Go10, Connect 10 Detours, Closures and More Starting March 23

Here’s a look at project closures for the week ahead; The big one: there is a 27-hour closure this weekend as crews on the GO10 project work on the final configuration for the Sunland Park intersection.

REMINDER: The I-10 Connect project is underway and has resulted in more long-term closures! Crews will also start a partial bridge demolition this weekend. Make sure you sign up for alerts online. You can also follow the project on social media platforms.

Don’t forget to follow TxDoT on Twitter at @TxDOTELP. PLUS sign up for traffic alerts online. The El Paso District is the only TxDOT District that gets motorists alerts straight to thier inbox.

GO10 – Sunland Park

27-hour Closure Saturday, March 23 at 3 a.m., to Sunday, March 24 at 6 a.m.

  • I-10 westbound will close completely between Executive Center Boulevard and North Mesa Street (SH 20). Detour: Motorists on I-10 westbound will exit at Executive Center (Exit 16) and follow Executive Center Boulevard to North Mesa Street (SH 20), then follow North Mesa Street (SH 20) to North Desert Boulevard. Motorists may use the Redd Road entrance ramp to re-enter I-10 westbound.
  • All exit ramps and entrance ramps at I-10 and Sunland Park will close.
  • Sunland Park Drive will close between Constitution Drive and the mall traffic signal lights.
  • The Schuster/UTEP entrance ramp to I-10 westbound will close.
  • The US 85 direct connector westbound bridge, which leads to Sunland Park Drive, will close at McNutt Road.
  • The Racetrack entrance ramp to the US 85 westbound bridge will close.
  • Paisano Drive (US 85) – near the auto dealerships – will close at Sunland Park Drive.
  • Crockett Street access to Paisano Drive (US 85) will close.
  • The Sunland Park flyover entrance ramp to I-10 eastbound will close.
  • The Resler flyover entrance ramp to I-10 eastbound will close.
  • This closure is necessary so crews may setup permanent traffic signals, down permanent striping on Sunland Park Drive, and remove barrier from Sunland Park.
  • Note: The Texas turnaround lanes at the Sunland Park Drive overpass will not open as a result of this closure.

I-10 west at Sunland

Thursday, March 28
9 p.m. to 6 a.m. the next morning

  • The Sunland Park entrance ramp to I-10 westbound will close.
  • I-10 westbound will be reduced to one lane in the Sunland Park area.
  • Milestone: Crews will be working to open the Resler westbound exit ramp. They will also be working to open the new Sunland Park entrance ramp to the westbound main lanes of I-10.

I-10 west

Tuesday, March 26, and Wednesday, March 27
9 p.m. each night to 6 a.m. each morning

  • I-10 westbound will close completely between Executive Center Boulevard and Sunland Park Drive. Detour: Motorists on I-10 westbound will exit at Executive Center (Exit 16), follow Executive Center Boulevard to North Mesa Street (SH 20), then follow North Mesa Street (SH 20) to Sunland Park Drive. Motorists may re-enter I-10 westbound at the Sunland Park entrance ramp.
  • The Schuster/UTEP entrance ramp to I-10 westbound will close.
  • Crews will be pouring concrete in the median of I-10 between Sunland Park and Executive Center.

North Mesa

27-hour Closure
Sunday, March 31 at 3 a.m., to Monday, April 1 at 6 a.m.

  • All the exit ramps and entrance ramps at I-10 and North Mesa will close.
  • North Mesa Street (SH 20) will close in both directions between Osborne Drive and Remcon Circle.
  • Crews will be setting up permanent traffic signals, putting down permanent striping on North Mesa, and removing some barrier.

 

Mall Braided Ramps Project

Monday, March 25 (complete closures)
9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (overnight)

  • Gateway West Boulevard at Hawkins Boulevard intersection
  • Gateway East Boulevard to Gateway West Boulevard turnaround at Hawkins intersection
  • Crews will be hanging beams

 

I-10 Connect

Sunday, March 24, to Thursday, March 28
9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

  • US 62 (Paisano Drive) will be closed to all traffic between Gateway Boulevard North and Gateway Boulevard South each night.
  • Detours: Westbound thru traffic will detour by turning right on Gateway Boulevard North, left on SH 20 (Alameda Avenue) and left on Loop 478 (Copia Street), before returning to US 62 (Paisano Drive). Eastbound thru traffic will detour by turning right on San Marcial Street, left on Delta Drive, and left on Boone Street before returning to US 62 (Paisano Drive). Traffic bound from eastbound US 62 (Paisano Drive) to Juárez via the Bridge of the Americas will not be impacted. Traffic bound from westbound US 62 (Paisano Drive) to Juárez via the Bridge of the Americas should instead access the port of entry by traveling on I-10 to Exit 22B and entering Juárez via I-110.
  • Crews will be demolishing parts of the US 54 bridge over US 62 (Paisano Drive).

Beginning Sunday, March 24 at 9 p.m., and continuing until further notice

  • Ramp T, which connects Gateway Boulevard North to northbound US 54 near the El Paso Zoo, will be closed to all traffic for several months.
  • Detours: Traffic bound for northbound US 54 or westbound I-10 will detour via US 62 (Paisano Drive) to eastbound I-110 before continuing on northbound US 54 or taking Exit 21B (I-10 West/Montana Avenue/Las Cruces). Traffic bound to eastbound I-10 will not require a detour.
  • Crews will begin drilling support shafts for bridges.

Monday, March 25
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Gateway Boulevard East will be closed to all traffic under the Spaghetti Bowl.
  • Detour: Traffic will detour by entering I-10 east of Loop 478 (Copia Street) and taking Exit 23A/Raynolds Street to return to Gateway East.
  • Durazno Avenue will be closed to thru traffic between Uva Street and Bowie Street
  • Detour: Thru traffic will detour to Rosa Avenue via Uva or Bowie. Local traffic will be allowed to access residential properties via Durazno.
  • Crews will continue placing concrete barriers.

Wednesday, March 27
9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

  • Lane closures will be in place on eastbound I-10 between Loop 478 (Copia Street) and Raynolds Street.
  • The on-ramp from Gateway Boulevard East to I-10 east of Copia will be closed to all traffic.
  • For I-10 traffic, no detour is required. Traffic bound from Gateway East to I-10 will continue on the Gateway and enter I-10 east of Raynolds.
  • Crews will continue placing concrete barriers.

 

Border West Expressway

Loop 375

Friday, March 22, to Monday, March 25
9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (continuous full closure)

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

I-10

Thursday, March 21
9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

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

US 85

Tuesday, March 26, to Thursday, March 28
9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (full closure)

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

Doniphan

Saturday, March 30, to Sunday, March 31
5 a.m. to 6 p.m. (continuous full closure)

  • Eastbound and westbound from Racetrack to Executive
  • Closure is needed for structure work

 

Spalling Repair Project

Saturday, March 23 through Sunday, March 24
6 a.m. to 6 a.m. (48-hour closure)

  • Left two lane closure on Gateway south between Dyer and Julian tank crossing
  • Ellerthorpe exit ramp will be closed

Thursday, March 28
9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (8-hour closure)

  • Right two lane closure on on I-10 westbound at Executive exit ramp
  • Executive exit ramp will be closed

 

US 54 Widening and Illumination Project

Saturday, March 30
5 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Full freeway closure main lanes US 54 north and southbound
  • Traffic northbound will exit Hondo Pass and reenter Transmountain
  • Traffic southbound will exit Transmountain and reenter at Hondo Pass

Saturday, April 6
5 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Full freeway closure main lanes US 54 north and southbound
  • Traffic northbound will exit Hondo Pass and reenter Transmountain
  • Traffic southbound will exit Transmountain and reenter at Hondo Pass

Links to full lists of closures:  West Area Projects   |   GO10   |   Border West Expressway   |   I-10 Connect   |   East Area Projects

Before crews begin widening US 54 over US 62 (Paisano Drive) as part of the I-10 Connect Project, they’ll begin demolishing parts of the existing US 54 bridge there next week.

That work will require complete overnight closures of Paisano between Gateway Boulevard North and Gateway Boulevard South.

This stretch of US 54 will be widened from two southbound lanes to three as part of the three-year, $96 million project which will dramatically re-shape the Spaghetti Bowl and nearby roadways in Central El Paso.

Elsewhere, motorists should also expect the following upcoming traffic impacts as crews begin drilling support shafts for bridges and continue placing concrete safety barriers:

  • A one-night lane closure on eastbound Interstate 10
  • A long-term closure of Ramp T which connects Gateway Boulevard North to US 54
  • Surface street closures near the Spaghetti Bowl

Below is a detailed list of all closures and detours related to the I-10 Connect Project currently scheduled during the week of March 24:

Sunday, March 24, to Thursday, March 28, 2019 9pm to 5am

  • US 62 (Paisano Drive) will be closed to all traffic between Gateway Boulevard North and Gateway Boulevard South each night.

DETOURS: Westbound thru traffic will detour by turning right on Gateway Boulevard North, left on SH 20 (Alameda Avenue) and left on Loop 478 (Copia Street), before returning to US 62 (Paisano Drive). Eastbound thru traffic will detour by turning right on San Marcial Street, left on Delta Drive, and left on Boone Street before returning to US 62 (Paisano Drive).

Traffic bound from eastbound US 62 (Paisano Drive) to Juárez via the Bridge of the Americas will not be impacted. Traffic bound from westbound US 62 (Paisano Drive) to Juárez via the Bridge of the Americas should instead access the port of entry by travelling on Interstate 10 to Exit 22B and entering Juárez via I-110.

Crews will be demolishing parts of the US 54 bridge over US 62 (Paisano Drive).

Beginning on Sunday, March 24, at 9pm and continuing until further notice

  • Ramp T which connects Gateway Boulevard North to northbound US 54 near the El Paso Zoo will be closed to all traffic for several months.

DETOURS: Traffic bound for northbound US 54 or westbound I-10 will detour via US 62 (Paisano Drive) to eastbound I-110 before continuing on northbound US 54 or taking Exit 21B (I-10 West/Montana Avenue/Las Cruces). Traffic bound to eastbound I-10 will not require a detour.

Crews will begin drilling support shafts for bridges.

Monday, March 25, 2019, 9am to 5pm

  • Gateway Boulevard East will be closed to all traffic under the Spaghetti Bowl.

DETOUR: Traffic will detour by entering I-10 east of Loop 478 (Copia Street) and taking Exit 23A/Raynolds Street to return to Gateway East.

  • Durazno Avenue will be closed to thru traffic between Uva Street and Bowie Street

DETOUR: Thru traffic will detour to Rosa Avenue via Uva or Bowie. Local traffic will be allowed to access residential properties via Durazno. Crews will continue placing concrete barriers.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 9pm to 5am

  • Lane closures will be in place on eastbound I-10 between Loop 478 (Copia Street) and Raynolds Street.
  • The on-ramp from Gateway Boulevard East to I-10 east of Copia will be closed to all traffic.

DETOURS: For I-10 traffic, no detour is required. Traffic bound from Gateway East to I-10 will continue on the Gateway and enter I-10 east of Raynolds. Crews will continue placing concrete barriers.

The following long-term closures will continue during the week of March 24:

  • Weekday lane closures on Gateway Boulevard North between US 62 (Paisano Drive) and SH 20 (Alameda Avenue). Crews will be installing fiber optic communication lines.
  • Lane closures are in place on eastbound and westbound US 62 (Paisano Drive) between Gateway Boulevard North and I-110.
  • Both u-turns between Gateway Boulevard North and Gateway Boulevard South at US 62 (Paisano Drive) remain closed until further notice.

Drivers are encouraged to register for text alerts and electronic newsletter distribution by visiting i10connectelpaso.com. All closures are subject to change due to weather or field conditions. On ramps and off ramps may close up to an hour before stated times.

LOCATION DURATION DESCRIPTION
I-10 West and Sunland Park

 

27 HOURS

SATURDAY, March 23 at 3 am

until

Sunday, March 24 at 6 am

 

·      I-10 Westbound will close completely between Executive Center Boulevard and North Mesa Street (SH 20).

 

Detour: Motorists on I-10 Westbound will exit at Executive Center (Exit 16) and follow Executive Center Boulevard to North Mesa Street (SH 20), then follow North Mesa Street (SH 20) to North Desert Boulevard. Motorists may use the Redd Road entrance ramp to re-enter I-10 Westbound.

 

·      All exit ramps and entrance ramps at I-10 and Sunland Park will close.

·      Sunland Park Drive will close between Constitution Drive and the mall traffic signal lights.

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

·      The US 85 direct connector westbound bridge, which leads to Sunland Park Drive, will close at McNutt Road.

·      The Racetrack entrance ramp to the US 85 westbound bridge will close.

·      Paisano Drive (US 85) – near the auto dealerships – will close at Sunland Park Drive.

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

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

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

 

This closure is necessary so crews may setup permanent traffic signals, lay down permanent striping on Sunland Park Drive, and remove barrier from Sunland Park.

 

I-10 West

 

Overnight

March 26 and 27

9 pm each night to 6 am each morning

 

·      I-10 Westbound will close completely between Executive Center Boulevard and Sunland Park Drive.

 

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

 

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

 

Crews will be pouring concrete in the median of I-10 between Sunland Park and Executive Center.

 

I-10 West at Sunland

 

Overnight

March 28

9 pm to 6 am the next morning

 

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

·      I-10 Westbound will be reduced to one lane in the Sunland Park area.

 

Milestone: Crews will be working to open the Resler westbound exit ramp. They will also be working to open the new Sunland Park entrance ramp to the westbound main lanes of I-10.

 

North Mesa

 

27 HOURS

Sunday, March 31 at 3 am

until

Monday, April 1 at 6 am

 

·      All the exit ramps and entrance ramps at I-10 and North Mesa will close.

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

 

Crews will be setting up permanent traffic signals, laying down permanent striping on North Mesa, and removing some barrier.

 

Op-Ed: Cap and Trench-Billion dollar highway project on horizon poses many questions

You may have heard about the I-10 Trench project proposed by the Texas Department of Transportation.

Part of the Reimagine I-10 study series, this piece in and around Downtown might be the largest transportation project ever in El Paso, at a cost of more than $1 billion.

The project proposes to:

  • Widen the “Trench,” the sunken portion of I-10 that passes through Downtown, replace the surface, and create adjacent access roads, which will require taking property, some historic, between Yandell and I-10.
  • Reconfigure the on- and off-ramps to Downtown, and widen the I-10 approaches to the Trench starting from the east around the Spaghetti Bowl and west around Executive.
  • Remove the bridges that connect to the community north of Downtown, and replace them with two larger bridges.
  • Reconfigure the streets – such as Mesa, Kansas, Oregon and others – that connect the community north of I-10 to Downtown and its adjacent neighborhoods.

The project would rival and perhaps exceed the Border West Expressway in scope, complexity and impact. Reconstruction of I-10 from Dallas to Executive will clog I-10 traffic for years, change the face of Downtown, and alter how the City – especially neighborhoods of the urban core, from Mission Hills to Kern Place to Rio Grande to Five Points – connects to Downtown.

This presents an opportunity. If the Trench is covered, it becomes a tunnel. The top, or cap, becomes usable space that reconnects Downtown to the neighborhoods north of it. Elsewhere, such as in Dallas, the cap is a park. The catch is, it has to be paid for locally, at a cost of hundreds of millions of dollars.

Before I-10 disrupted the city core, El Paso had a traditional hierarchy of urban scale. The tallest buildings – offices and hotels – were clustered in the blocks around a focal point, in this case the Plaza. Further out were apartments, then suburbs.

For example, the San Francisco neighborhood, west of Downtown and south of the highway, is made up mostly of apartment buildings, facing Sunset Heights, one of the city’s original suburbs, on other side of I-10. It’s hard to imagine the scale of removal to make way for I-10, US-54, and other infrastructure in Central El Paso.

This project also contemplates removal, which is concerning.

We want to restore urban fabric, not further rend it. But the proposal calls for taking two apartment buildings, at least one of which is historic, the iconic Pearl Apartments, with the Sunset Heights mural adding vibrancy and color for thousands of travelers daily, the Holocaust Museum, and the rest of the row of properties along Yandell adjacent to the Trench.

The Trench road surface must be rebuilt, regardless of whether or not the highway is widened.

Providing relief routes around the City – such as I-10 Connect over Lincoln Park, and the Borderland Expressway, formerly known as Northeast Bypass – are essential before the Trench can be addressed.

Decision-makers and stakeholders at the local and state level must ask hard questions about not only the opportunities but also the timeline and need before we carve yet another slice out of the heart of the city. Imagine the effect of years of major closure in the heart of the City?

Would simply resurfacing the Trench be far more cost-effective and faster? Could we cap it without widening and taking properties?

With new technology for vehicles and traffic management on the horizon, we should explore every alternative before committing to a project that will shape the center of the City, and Downtown, for generations.

Frankly, if we’re going to do that, we should ask the question of whether non-local traffic can be rerouted completely, via I-10 Connect and Borderland Expressway, and the highway turned into a boulevard system for local traffic, reclaiming urban space for parks, buildings, and neighborhoods.

That would be visionary, and truly put El Paso on the global map.

TXDOT is doing what it does best, planning a highway project. But we are looking at it as a community project, and do not believe widening I-10 is the only road before us. Every option must be transparently, thoroughly explored.

Author: Sito Negron

Negron is president of the Sunset Heights Neighborhood Improvement Association

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