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Home | News | Local News | TxDoT, Connect 10 work, detours for week of September 8

TxDoT, Connect 10 work, detours for week of September 8

Here’s a look at TxDot and Connnect10 project closures for the week ahead.

When the I-10 Connect Project is complete, traffic going from Interstate 10 to Juárez will have separate ramps from traffic which is going from I-10 to Loop 375 via the Spaghetti Bowl. To build those new ramps to Juárez parts of the existing ramps from I-10 to Juárez must be removed and replaced.

Beginning at 9pm on Sunday, September 8, Ramp F which connects westbound I-10 to Juárez will close to all traffic to accommodate this work. This closure will be in place 24 hours a day, seven days a week and will last for approximately nine months. In the coming weeks, Ramp G which connects eastbound I-10 to Juárez will close, too.

Getting to Juárez During this Closure

For the first two days of the closure, traffic seeking to access Juárez from westbound I-10 will take Exit 23B (US 62/180/Paisano Drive/Chelsea Street) and turn left on Paisano to access the Bride of the Americas. This detour will allow crews to remove and replace temporary safety barriers on the long-term detour route.

Beginning on Tuesday, September 10, traffic seeking to access Juárez from westbound I-10 at the Spaghetti Bowl will use the following detour: Take Exit 22B (US 54/Alamogordo/Juárez/Fort Bliss); instead of going south to Juárez, follow northbound US 54. Take Exit 23 (Cassidy Road), then take Exit 22B (Pershing Drive). Use the newly widened turnaround at Pershing to enter southbound US 54. Continue on southbound US 54 and follow the signs to Juárez. This detour will be in place for the duration of the closure.

Commercial trucks should be mindful that they are prohibited from using many city streets adjacent to the detour route. The official detour has been designed to minimize traffic signals and includes newly widened portions to better accommodate truck traffic. However, motorists should consider using other international bridges to cross into Ciudad Juárez.

The City of El Paso International Bridges Department recommends motorists sign up for an E-Fast Pass which will help speed their crossing and qualify them for reduced toll rates for southbound crossings at the Stanton Street and Zaragoza Bridges. For more information on the City of El Paso’s E-Fast Pass program, call (915) 212-7540. Click here to apply.

Day-By-Day Breakdown of Other Traffic Impacts

Sunday, September 8, and Monday, September 9

Nightly 9pm to 5am

  • Ramp G which connects eastbound I-10 to Juárez will be closed to all traffic.
  • JUÁREZ DETOUR: Take Exit 23B (US 62/180/Chelsea Street/Paisano Drive), turn right on Paisano to access the Bridge of the Americas.
  • Southbound US 54 will be closed to all traffic at the Pershing Drive underpass.
  • US 54 TO I-10 DETOUR: All traffic will take Exit 21B (I-10 West/Las Cruces) and continue on westbound I-10. Eastbound traffic and traffic bound for Juárez will take Exit 20 (Cotton Street), turn left on Cotton and left on eastbound I-10.

 

Crews will be removing and replacing temporary safety barriers.

Tuesday, September 10, from 9pm to 5am

  • Westbound I-10 will be closed to all traffic at US 54.
  • 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 enter southbound US 54 and follow signs to westbound I-10.

 

Crews will be working on an overhead bridge deck.

  • Ramp G which connects eastbound I-10 to Juárez will be closed to all traffic.
  • DETOUR: Take Exit 22B (US 54/Alamogordo/Juárez/Fort Bliss) to northbound US 54, take Exit 22B (Pershing Drive), use the turnaround to enter southbound US 54 and follow signs to Juárez.

Crews will be preparing parts of an existing ramp for demolition.

  • 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.
  • NOTE: Traffic leaving westbound Look 375 via Exit 20 (US 62/Paisano Drive) will not be able to turn left on Paisano or continue onto Gateway Boulevard North.

Crews will be working on an overhead bridge deck.

Wednesday, September 11, and Thursday, September 12

Nightly from 9pm to 5am

  • Eastbound I-10 will be closed to all traffic at US 54.
  • 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 enter southbound US 54 and follow signs to westbound I-10.

 

Crews will be working on an overhead bridge deck.

 

  • Ramp G which connects eastbound I-10 to Juárez will be closed to all traffic.
  • DETOUR: Take Exit 22B (US 54/Alamogordo/Juárez/Fort Bliss) to northbound US 54, take Exit 22B (Pershing Drive), use the turnaround to enter southbound US 54 and follow signs to Juárez.

Crews will be preparing parts of an existing ramp for demolition.

On-going traffic impacts which will continue during the week of September 8:

  • 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.
  • Alternating complete closures of Durazno Avenue, Rosa Avenue and Uva Street.
  • Both turnarounds under US 54 at US 62 (Paisano Drive) remain closed until further notice.
  • Intermittent lane closures will be in place on US 54 between Loop 375 and Spur 601.
  • Intermittent lane closures will be in place on Gateway Boulevard East between Piedras Street and US 62/180 (Paisano Drive).
  • Intermittent lane closures will be in place on Gateway Boulevard West between Boone Street and Palm Street.
  • Lane closures are in place on eastbound and westbound SH 20 (Alameda Avenue) at US 54 until further notice.
  • Lane closures are in place on eastbound and westbound US 62 (Paisano Drive) between I-110 and 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.
  • Lane closures are in place on Gateway Boulevard South between Findley Avenue and US 62 (Paisano Drive) until further notice.

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.

Mall Braided Ramps Project

Sunday, Sept. 08 through Friday, Sept. 13

9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

  • I-10 westbound complete lane closure between Hawkins Boulevard to Airway Boulevard
  • Crews will be removing permanent concrete barrier from median

Spall Repair Project

Monday, September 9 through Thursday, September 12

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

  • Three left lanes IH-10 Eastbound at Geronimo on-ramp
  • Airway before and after overpass
  • Crews will be repairing spalled concrete in the area

IH-10 Ramp Improvements – Phase 2

Sunday, September 8

8 p.m. to 5 a.m. (throughout the night)

  • IH-10 east bound Hawkins off ramp will close.
  • Gateway east at Hawkins intersection will be closed due to a traffic change. Detour will be Gateway east traffic will turn right on Eastside Rd and left on Industrial Ave across Hawkins straight on to Tony Lama and turn left at Tony Lama to Gateway East.

Monday, September 9

8 p.m. to 5 a.m. (throughout the night)

  • Gateway West and Hawkins side of the intersection closed.
  • Gateway West traffic will turn on Northbound Hawkins and be able to make a U-turn and re-enter Gateway West from Southbound Hawkins.
  • Gateway East traffic to Northbound Hawkins and Northbound Hawkins Traffic will need to proceed along Gateway East to Viscount and take turn around to Gateway West and make right turn from Gateway West to Northbound Hawkins.

Thursday, September 12

8 p.m. to 5 a.m. (throughout the night)

  • Right lane closure Gateway West from 6767 Gateway West to Shell Gas Station.
  • Right lane closed at 7000 Gateway East to Hawkins Intersection.

Sunday, September 15

8 p.m. to 5 a.m. (throughout the night)

  • Gateway East and Hawkins Intersection closed. Detour Gateway East traffic down Eastside
  • Hawkins Eastbound off-ramp will be closed. Hawkins Southbound and Gateway West traffic detour to Gateway West proceeding to Airway turnaround to Eastside drive, continuing up Industrial to access Hawkins Southbound. Northbound Hawkins will be detoured to Gateway East.

Monday, September 16

8 p.m. to 5 a.m. (throughout the night)

  • Gateway West and Hawkins side of the intersection closed.
  • Gateway West traffic will turn on Northbound Hawkins and be able to make a U-turn and re-enter Gateway West from Southbound Hawkins.
  • Gateway East traffic to Northbound Hawkins and Northbound Hawkins Traffic will need to proceed along Gateway East to Viscount and take turn around to Gateway West and make right turn from Gateway West to Northbound Hawkins.

Permanent Closures (Until further notice)

  • I-10 eastbound Hunter/Viscount exit ramp will be closed
  • Left lane closure on Gateway Boulevard East between Hawkins and Hunter/Viscount will be closed
  • Crews will be improving the Hunter/Viscount Exit ramp on I-10 eastbound
  • Hawkins eastbound entrance ramp will be closed.
  • Viscount Boulevard southbound right turn land to Gateway West will be closed.
  • Gateway east before Hawkins will be reduce to one lane starting September 9, 2019 until further notice.

Guardrail Repair Project

Monday, September 9

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Gateway North center lane on Fred Wilson Exit from Cassidy to Fred Wilson

Tuesday, September 10

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Complete closure on Valley Chili Rd turnaround on IH-10 Eastbound and Westbound

Thursday, September 12

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Right lane closure on IH-10 from Trowbridge to Paisano
  • Complete closure of Paisano exit Westbound

Friday, September 13

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Right lane closure on US-54 Northbound from Mesquite Hills to Stan Roberts

Maintenance  

Monday, September 9 through Friday, September 13

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (throughout the day)

  • Center lane closed at Gateway West and Piedras
  • Right lane closed at Piedras Northbound between Gateway East and Gateway West
  • Right shoulder closed at US-54 South by Cassidy Gate
  • IH-10 West at Copia exit will be closed
  • Left lane Gateway East between Luna and Estrella

Montana Airport/Mescalero Intersection Improvement Project

Permanent Closures (Until further notice)

  • The intersection of Airport and Montana is closed until further notice.

Mesa and Texas Intersection Closure

Thursday, September 5 (For One Month or Until Further Notice)

  • Mesa is being closed between Mills Street and Texas Avenue.
  • The City of El Paso will completely close this intersection for maintenance of a storm sewer system for at least a month starting this week on September 5.

US 54 Widening and Illumination Project

Sunday, September 8 through Thursday, September 12

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

  • US54 Northbound completely closed from Hondo Pass Overpass to Transmountain Overpass
  • All traffic will exit Hondo Pass off ramp northbound and re-enter at Transmountain on ramp
  • Striping, installing and removing signs

I-10 Connect

Tuesday, September 3, through Thursday, September 5

Nightly from 9pm to 5am

  • Ramp F which connects westbound I-10 to Juárez will be closed 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 enter southbound US 54 and follow signs to Juárez.
  • Ramp G which connects eastbound I-10 to Juárez will be closed to all traffic.
  • DETOUR: Take Exit 22B (US 54/Alamogordo/Juárez/Fort Bliss) to northbound US 54, take Exit 22B (Pershing Drive), use the turnaround to enter southbound US 54 and follow signs to Juárez.
  • NOTE: These nightly closures are in anticipation of the nine-month closure of Ramp F and, later, Ramp G which have been previously.
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  • Crews will be preparing part of an existing ramp for demolition.

Wednesday, September 4, and Thursday, September 5

Nightly from 9pm to 5am

  • Westbound I-10 will be closed to all traffic at US 54.
  • 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 enter southbound US 54 and follow signs to westbound I-10.
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  • Crews will be working on an overhead bridge deck.

Wednesday, September 4, and Thursday, September 5

Nightly from 9pm to 5am

  • Alternating lane closures will be in place on US 54 between Loop 375 (César Chavez Border Highway) and Cassidy Road.
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  • Crews will be working on drilled shafts for overhead sign structures

Thursday, September 5, from 9pm to 5am

  • 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.
  • NOTE: Traffic leaving westbound Look 375 via Exit 20 (US 62/Paisano Drive) will not be able to turn left on Paisano or continue onto Gateway Boulevard North.
  • Crews will be working on an overhead bridge deck.

Links to full lists of closures:

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

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