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 TxDoT, Connect10 closures, detours and work for week of May 24th

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TxDoT, Connect10 closures, detours and work for week of May 24th

Construction crews will be in action all this week, so here’s a look at the upcoming project closures for the week ahead.

Significant closures are highlighted below and complete closure lists via hyperlinks are included below.

When it’s completed, the I-10 Connect Project will change the way many of us to get to Juárez. While the project still has many months to go, some permanent changes will go into effect next week.

Beginning at 6am on Wednesday, May 27, crews will begin demolishing parts of the I-110/US 62 (Paisano Drive) interchange immediately north of the Bridge of the Americas. No left turns and no thru traffic will be permitted at any of the traffic lights on the mid-level of the interchange. Eventually, right turns will be eliminated or reconfigured, too. Stevens Street between the Franklin Canal and Interstate 110 will close permanently at this time as well.

During the week of May 27, crews will implement pedestrian detours, too. Pedestrians will be able to travel north and south as usual via the mid-level of the interchange. However, they will not be able to travel east and west at that location. To accommodate east-west pedestrian traffic, augmented safety measures included pedestrian fencing, speed bumps to slow motorists and a temporary crosswalk immediately north of the Bridge of the Americas will be put in place.

All traffic leaving the Bridge of the Americas will be temporarily required to turn right on US 62 (Paisano Drive) during the demolition work. Traffic on eastbound and westbound US 62 and southbound I-110 will not be impacted at this time.

When the project is completed, all motorized traffic will access the Bridge of the Americas via Interstate 110 — the short freeway spur connecting US 54 to the bridge. T his will alleviate congestion on Paisano near the Chamizal National Memorial and the El Paso Zoo.

Motorists are encouraged to begin adjusting to that eventual configuration now by following the marked “Juárez, México” detours which take traffic via the Pershing Drive Turnaround to US 54 to I-110.

Other nightly closures will be in place in the coming weeks to accommodate demolition at this interchange.

Links to complete list of closures:  West Area Projects  |  I-10 Connect  |  East Area Projects

Mesa Park Interchange Project

Sunday, May 31, 4 a.m. to Monday, June 1, 5 a.m.

  • I-10 westbound lanes at Underpass Span #2 from Executive to Sunland Park full closure.
  • Crews will be setting girders.

Monday, June 1 to Saturday, June 6

Nightly, 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

  • I-10 westbound lanes at Executive full closure.
  • Crews will be setting girders.

Saturday, June 6, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • I-10 westbound at Executive off-ramp full closure.
  • Crews will be setting girders.

Sunday, June 7, 4 a.m. to Monday, June 8, 6 a.m.

  • I-10 eastbound at Sunland Park complete closure.
  • I-10 eastbound lanes at Underpass Span #3 from Executive to Sunland Park full closure.
  • Crews will be setting girders.

Monday, June 8 to Saturday, June 13

Nightly, 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

  • I-10 westbound at Executive complete closure.
  • Crews will be performing miscellaneous repair work.

Mesa (SH-20) Safety Improvement Project

Monday, May 25 through Friday, May 29

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Mesa between Festival and Crown Point alternate lane closures.
  • Mesa between Cincinnati and Gregory alternate lane closures.
  • Mesa between Castellano and Montecillo alternate lane closures.
  • Follow all detours until further notice.
  • Crews will be working on traffic signal improvements.

Maintenance Project

Monday, May 25 through Friday, May 29

8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Loop 375 Border Highway eastbound/westbound at Fonseca, Midway, Yarbrough, and Padres, exit and entrance ramps closed.
  • Crews will be cleaning and milling.
  • I-10 westbound at downtown Mesa exit right lane closed
  • Crews will be cleaning homeless debris.
  • Woodrow Bean between Kenworthy and Railroad alternate lane closures.
  • Crews will be cleaning and pruning.

Mesa Rehabilitation Project

Tuesday, May 26 through Friday, May 29

Until further notice

  • Mesa northbound from Baltimore to Brentwood alternate lane closures.
  • Crews are removing and replacing pavement and mitigating clay deposits.

Border West Expressway

Tuesday, May 26

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

  • Full closure of Exit Ramp 66 (Paisano) eastbound.
  • Crews will be conducting concrete repair.

Wednesday, May 27

9 a.m.- Noon

  • Rolling closure of Exit Ramp 66 (Paisano) eastbound.
  • Crews will be working on pavement markings.

 

I-10 Connect

Wednesday, May 27, and Thursday, May 28

Nightly from 9pm to 5am

  • Northbound US 54 will be closed to all traffic between Loop 375 and I-10.
  • DETOUR: From westbound Loop 375, take Exit 20 (US 62/Paisano Drive), continue on Gateway Boulevard North, follow signs to eastbound I-10, turnaround at Trowbridge Drive, from westbound I-10 take Exit 22B (US 54/Alamogordo/Juárez/Fort Bliss).

Crews will begin demolishing parts of the I-110/US 62 interchange.

Sunday, May 31, and Thursday, June 4

Nightly from 9pm to 5am

  • Southbound US 54 will be closed to all traffic between I-10 and Loop 375.
  • DETOUR: Take Exit 21A (I-10 East/Van Horn), from eastbound I-10 take Exit 23B (US 62/180/Chelsea Street/Paisano Drive), turn right on Paisano, to SH 20 (Alameda Avenue), to Loop 478 (Copia Street).

Crews will begin demolishing parts of the I-110/US 62 interchange.

Wednesday, May 27, through Saturday, May 30

Daily from 9am to 4pm

  • The on-ramp from Gateway Boulevard South to southbound US 54 north of Pershing Drive will be closed to all traffic.
  • DETOUR: Enter southbound US 54 south of Pershing Drive.
  • Lane closures will be in place in the southbound US 54 Collector-Distributor Lanes between Pershing Drive and Montana Avenue.

Crews will be working on a new dynamic message sign.

Wednesday, May 27, through Saturday, May 30

Daily from 9am to 4pm

  • Alternating, intermittent closures will be in place on US 62/180 (Paisano Drive) at I-10.

Crews will be conducting electrical work.

Friday, May 29, from 9am to 4pm

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

Crews will be conducting electrical work.

The following long-term closures will continue without interruption:

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

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

Loop 375 Frontage Road Project

Tuesday, May 26

Nightly, from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. and continuous until further notice

  • Loop 375 southbound complete closure from North Loop Drive to Zaragoza Road
  • Loop 375 southbound permanent closure at Zaragoza Road exit ramp
  • Loop 375 southbound temporary Pan American exit ramp open
  • Traveling public will exit at North Loop Drive and detour to Zaragoza Road
  • Closure is necessary for construction of new Pan American Drive exit ramp

Crews will be drilling, pouring and installing a Horizontal Lifeline System in preparation to install landscape rock

Wednesday, May 27

Daily, from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. and continuous until further notice

  • Loop 375 northbound complete closure at Socorro/Alameda exit ramp
  • Americas Avenue northbound left lane closure between Socorro/Alameda exit and Socorro Road to include turnaround along frontage road
  • Closure is necessary for reconstruction of new Pan American Drive exit ramp

Crews will be moving and resetting portable concrete traffic barrier

Wednesday, May 27

Nightly, from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. and continuous until further notice

  • Loop 375 southbound complete closures from Pan American to Zaragoza Road exit ramp
  • Loop 375 southbound permanent closure at Zaragoza Road exit ramp
  • Loop 375 southbound temporary Pan American exit ramp open
  • Closure is necessary for construction of new Pan American Drive exit ramp

Crews will be painting concrete barrier and installing landscape rock

Thursday, May 28

Nightly, from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. and continuous until further notice

  • Loop 375 southbound complete closure at Pan American exit ramp
  • Americas Avenue southbound left lane closure between Pan American exit and Socorro Road to include turnaround along southbound frontage road
  • Closure is necessary for construction of new Pan American Drive exit ramp

Crews will be installing landscape rock

Monday, May 25 and continuous until further notice

Daily, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. and continuous until further notice

  • Americas Avenue southbound alternating lane closures between North Loop Drive and Zaragoza Road
  • Americas Avenue northbound alternating lane closures between Americas Avenue and Socorro Road
  • Americas Avenue northbound to southbound turnaround at Alameda Avenue closed
  • Loop 375 southbound complete closure at Socorro Road entrance ramp (no longer in use)
  • Closure is necessary for construction of new Pan American Drive exit ramp
  • Loop 375 northbound complete closure at Zaragoza Road entrance ramp between South Americas to Pan American (no longer in use)

Closure is necessary for construction of new Pan American Drive exit ramp

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