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 TxDOT, Connect10 closures, detours for week of January 31st

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TxDOT, Connect10 closures, detours for week of January 31st

Big changes ahead for construction and projects as January turns to February in West Texas.

A new direct connector ramp linking southbound US 54 to Juárez at the Spaghetti Bowl is scheduled to open on the morning of February 2, 2021.

When it does, all traffic bound from southbound US 54 to Juárez should follow newly installed signs to access the ramp which carries traffic above Interstate 10 and directly to the Bridge of the Americas. Exit 20B (I-110/Juárez, México) which departs US 54 near Zavala Elementary School bound for the bridge will close permanently at this time.

This is the third new direct connector ramp to open as part of the I-10 Connect Project. The $96 million project is under construction at the intersection of I-10, US 54 and Loop 375 in Central El Paso. Its chief goal is to make it easier for traffic to switch between I-10 and Loop 375. This will allow traffic to better utilize Loop 375 as an alternate to I-10 and vice versa.

Several overnight closures are schedule next week as crews relocated concrete safety barriers to accommodate the new traffic pattern.

Closure Links:

West Area Project Closures  |  I-10 Connect Closures  |  Core Sampling Closures  |  East Area Project Closures  | Alpine Area Project Closures

Bridge Maintenance Project

Sunday, January 31 through Thursday, February 4

Nightly, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

  • I-10 westbound at Raynor bridge and Piedras complete closure.
  • All traffic directed to Copia exit.
  • Crews will be replacing armor joints.

Guardrail Repair Project

Sunday, January 31

7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Loop 375 (Transmountain) eastbound between Paseo Del Norte and State Park complete closure.

Monday, February 1

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Spur 601 westbound at Chaffee on-ramp complete closure.

Tuesday, February 2

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Gateway South between Fred Wilson and Fort Bliss on-ramp right lane closed.

Wednesday, February 3

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • I-10 westbound between Downtown/Mesa and Porfirio Diaz right lane closed.

Thursday, February 4

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Gateway South between Fred Wilson and Hayes left lane closed.

Friday, February 5

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • SH-20 northbound between Thorn and Mulberry right lane closed.

Bridge Preventative Maintenance

Monday, February 1 through Friday, February 5

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • US-54 northbound between Hondo Pass and Ellerthorpe complete closure.
  • Crews will be working on bridge joint maintenance and repairs.

Miscellaneous Concrete

Sunday, January 31

7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Executive westbound between Gateway West and Loop 375 left turn lane closed.
  • Loop 375 eastbound between Mesa Park and Executive right lane closed.
  • Crews will be working on bridge rail and bridge deck.

Monday, February 1 through Friday, February 5

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Executive westbound between Gateway West and Loop 375 left turn lane closed.
  • Loop 375 eastbound between Mesa Park and Executive right lane closed.
  • Crews will be working on bridge rail and bridge deck.

 

Maintenance

Monday, February 1 through Friday, February 5

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • I-10 east and westbound between Thorn and Sunland alternate lane closures.
  • Crews will be cleaning.

I-10 Connect Project

Sunday, Jan. 31, 9 p.m. – 5 a.m.

  • Ramp D which connects southbound US 54 to eastbound I-10 will be closed to all traffic.
  • DETOUR: Take Exit 21B (I-10 West/Las Cruces/Downtown), continue on westbound I-10, take Exit 20 (Cotton Street) turn left on Cotton Street, left onto eastbound I-10.

Crews will be relocating concrete safety barriers.

Monday, Feb. 1, 9 p.m. – 5 a.m.

  • Ramp F-B, which connects westbound I-10 to Juárez, will be closed to all traffic.
  • DETOUR: Travel north on US 54, take the Pershing Drive turnaround to southbound US 54.

Crews will be relocating concrete safety barriers.

Tuesday, Jan., 9 p.m. – 5 a.m.

  • Southbound US 54 will be closed to all traffic between I-10 and US 62 (Paisano Drive).
  • US 54 DETOUR: Take Exit 21A (I-10 East/San Antonio), continue on eastbound I-10, take Exit 23B (US 62/180/Paisano Drive/Chelsea Street) and follow Paisano to US 54.
  • REMINDER: Juárez traffic will take the newly opened direct connector ramp from southbound US 54 to Juárez.
  • Ramp E which connects Gateway Boulevard South to US 54 at Yandell Drive will be closed to all traffic.
  • DETOUR: Enter southbound US 54 at Pershing Drive.

Crews will be relocating concrete safety barriers.

Note: A new direct connector ramp linking southbound US 54 to Juárez at the Spaghetti Bowl is scheduled to open on the morning of February 2, 2021. When it does, all traffic bound from southbound US 54 to Juárez should follow newly installed signs to access the ramp which carries traffic above Interstate 10 and directly to the Bridge of the Americas. Exit 20B (I-110/Juárez, México) which departs US 54 near Zavala Elementary School bound for the bridge will close permanently at this time.

Pavement/Soil Core Sample Collection Closures

Monday, Feb. 1, 2021, 8 a.m. – Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, 5 p.m. (36-hour closure)

  • Wyoming Ave. (eastbound) between N. Santa Fe St. and N. El Paso St.
  • Outside lane closed.

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, 8 a.m. – Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021, 5 p.m. (36-hour closure)

  • Wyoming Ave. (eastbound) between N. Oregon St. and N. Mesa St.
  • Outside lane closed.

Montana Frontage Road Project

Monday, Feb. 1, 2021 – Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021

9 p.m. until 6 a.m. (overnight)

  • Loop 375 southbound Montana Avenue exit closed

Closure is necessary for installation of storm drain across roadway.

Van Horn I-10 Cable Barrier Project

Monday, Jan. 25, 2021 – Friday, Feb. 12, 2021

7 a.m.-5 p.m., Daily

  • One lane closure I-10 eastbound left lane from MP 138 to 142
  • Inside shoulder closure I-10 westbound from MP 138 to 142

I-10 Queue Detection System Project

Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021 – Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021

9 a.m.-4 p.m., daily

  • Right lane closure from mile marker 96.5 to mile marker 98.8 on I-10 eastbound main lanes
  • Crews will be working on guardrail installation

Van Horn Rest Area Project

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, 9 a.m.-Monday, March 15, 2021, 5 p.m.

I-10 Eastbound

  • The right lane will  be  closed,  East of Wild Horse Road, mile marker 149 to just west of Michigan flats mile marker 152.
  • The closure is to allow the contractor to set barriers, mill the right shoulder, place cement treated subgrade and asphalt and illumination for the new eastbound rest area exit ramp.
  • A speed reduction from 80 MPH to 65 MPH will be in place.

Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, 9 a.m.-Monday, March 15, 2021, 5 p.m.

I-10 Westbound

  •  The right lane will  be  closed, West of Michigan flats  mile marker 151, to just east of Wild Horse Road, mile marker 149.
  • The closure is to allow the contractor to set barriers, mill the right shoulder, placed cement treated subgrade and asphalt  and illuminations for the new WB rest area exit ramp.
  • A speed reduction from 80 MPH to 65 MPH will be in place.
  • The North Frontage road between Michigan Flats and Wild Horse Road will remain closed.

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