• October 22, 2020
 TxDoT, Connect10 project detours, closures for Week of April 12

TxDoT, Connect10 project detours, closures for Week of April 12

Here’s a look at TxDoT and Connect10 project closures for the week ahead, including full closures of I-10 and a permanent change for Loop 375 in Far East El Paso. 

Ramps from eastbound Loop 375 and eastbound I-10 to northbound US 54 will be subject to daytime and overnight closures next week as crews continue widening existing ramps and constructing new ones as part of the I-10 Connect Project in Central El Paso.

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

Drivers will also want to plan ahead for a new construction project starting on Mesa.

Construction crews will begin work on a rehabilitation project for SH 20 (North Mesa Street) on Monday, April 13, with placement of signs along the work zone. The project consists of a full-depth (10”) repair of the stretch of roadway from Baltimore/Glory Road to Sunland Park Drive. Crews will conduct the work in estimated mile-long sections starting with the outside lane northbound from Baltimore to Brentwood.

Traffic will not see impacts until Sunday, April 19, when North Mesa will be reduced to one lane northbound from Baltimore to Brentwood, as crews proceed with placing barrier overnight. The continuous closure of the outside lane is expected to last approximately six weeks. Once complete, crews will close the inside lane for another estimated six weeks.

Drivers are advised to access this portion of North Mesa from adjacent roadways to minimize their time in the single travel lane, and to use I-10 to avoid the area. There will be access to businesses for the duration of the project and major intersections will remain open during the day while work is in progress on corresponding construction phases. Median openings will be closed while crews are working on inside lanes.

North Mesa is often used an alternate route when I-10 is closed or congested. Once completed the project will provide a smoother riding surface with enhanced striping and some drainage and curb improvements. Some businesses will also see new driveways.

While this roadwork will be disruptive, TxDOT is working to minimize the impact to both businesses and drivers, but with three lanes reduced to one, congestion is expected. Drivers are encouraged to budget extra travel time for the duration of the project and seek alternate routes.

The project is expected to be completed in Summer 2021.

Miscellaneous Concrete Repairs

Tuesday, April 14 and Thursday, April 16
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • I-10 westbound from Cotton to Downtown two left lanes closed.
  • I-10 eastbound from Downtown to Cotton one left lane closed.
  • Crews will be replacing damaged concrete traffic barrier.

Pothole Repairs

Monday, April 13 through Friday, April 17
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Loop 375 Border Hwy east/westbound at Coles Overpass alternate lane closures.
  • Crews will be working on asphalt repair to potholes.

 

Transmountain Project

Monday, April 13 through Friday, April 17
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Alternate lane and shoulder closures.
  • Loop 375 east/westbound from Resler past Tom Mays Park Access Rd closed by picnic areas.
  • Crews will be working in the median and installing hot mix asphaltic concrete.

Monday, April 13 through Thursday, April 16
Nightly, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

  • Full closure Loop 375 westbound from Resler to US-54.
  • Detour – expect westbound night full closure of US-54 South and I-10 West. After placement of the concrete barriers, westbound traffic will remain in one lane.
  • Crews will be striping and placing concrete barriers.

Tuesday, April 14 through Thursday, April 16
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Full closure Loop 375 eastbound from Resler to US-54.
  • Detour – I-10 eastbound to US-54 northbound to Transmountain.
  • Crews will be striping and placing concrete barriers for traffic switch.

I-10 Ramp Improvements – Phase 2

Monday, April 13 through Friday, April 17
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Airway turnarounds closed in both directions.
  • Airway underpass right lane southbound closed.
  • Viscount/Hunter turnarounds closed in both directions.
  • Alternate lane closures on Gateway Blvd West and East from Hawkins to Robert E. Lee.
  • Crews will be working on traffic signals.
  • Viscount southbound alternate lane closures.
  • Viscount northbound from Gateway Blvd West to Acer alternate lane closures.
  • Crews will be working on water line.

Monday, April 13
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • I-10 at Airway westbound on-ramp will be closed.
  • Shoulder closed from McRae westbound on-ramp to Viscount overpass.
  • Crews will be working on traffic signal and installing signs.

Tuesday, April 14
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • I-10 at Airway eastbound off-ramp will be closed.
  • Crews will be working on traffic signal and installing signs.

Mesa Park Interchange Project

Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18
7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • I-10 westbound right shoulder and right main lane closure from Executive to 3,000 linear feet west of Executive.
  • Crews will set girders.

Sunday, April 19
5 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • I-10 westbound full closure from Schuster to Sunland Park.
  • Detour – Border West Expressway (BWE) will be used as an alternate route. Vehicles will exit at westbound I-10 Schuster exit ramp. Make a right at Spur 1966 and enter the BWE. Vehicles will merge westbound I-10 at the collector distributor lane entrance ramp between Sunland Park and Mesa.
  • Crews will be striping.

SH -20 (North Mesa Street) Rehabilitation

Sunday, April 19 through Thursday, April 23
Nightly, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

  • Full closure of Mesa northbound lanes between Cincinnati and Brentwood.
  • Crews will be placing low profile barrier and work zone striping.

I-10 Riprap Project

Monday, April 13 through Friday, April 17
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • I-10 westbound main lane right shoulder closed between Executive and Sunland Park.
  • Eastbound collector distributor entrance ramp to I-10 eastbound closed.
  • I-10 westbound collector distributor right lane closed between Resler and Mesa.
  • Crews will be placing rock, concrete riprap, and grading slopes.

Loop 375 Frontage Road Project

Wednesday, April 15 (Lane Closure)
Starting at 9 p.m. until 5 a.m.

  • Left Lane closure of Loop 375 northbound Frontage Road from South Americas to Pan American
  • Traffic will be detoured to the Right Lane of Loop 375 northbound Frontage Road from South Americas to Pan American
  • Crews will be moving Concrete Traffic Barrier and installing Work Zone Striping

Thursday, April 16 (Complete Closure)
Starting at 9 p.m. until 5 a.m.

  • Complete closure of Loop 375 northbound Main Lanes from Zaragoza Road to Alameda Avenue
  • Traffic will exit at Zaragoza Road exit ramp and reenter at Alameda Avenue entrance ramp
  • Crews will be moving Concrete Traffic Barrier (CTB) and installing Work Zone Striping

Wednesday, April 15
Complete closure, starting at 9 p.m. and continuous until further notice

  • Complete closure of the Zaragoza Road northbound Loop 375 entrance ramp between South Americas to Pan American (no longer in use)
  • Traffic will reenter Loop 375 at Alameda Avenue entrance ramp
  • Closure is necessary for construction of new Pan American Drive exit ramp

Monday, April 13
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

I-10 Connect

Monday, April 13, through Friday, April 17

Daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Ramp N which connects eastbound Loop 375 to northbound US 54 will be closed to all traffic.
  • DETOUR: Take Exit 59 (US 62/Paisano Drive/Cole Street), turn right on Gateway Boulevard North.
  • Crews will be working on a concrete bridge railing.

Connect10 Project

Monday, April 13, through Friday, April 17

Daily from 9am to 4pm

  • Ramp N which connects eastbound Loop 375 to northbound US 54 will be closed to all traffic.
  • DETOUR: Take Exit 59 (US 62/Paisano Drive/Cole Street), turn right on Gateway Boulevard North.

Crews will be working on a concrete bridge railing.

Tuesday, April 14, at 6am, through Friday, April 17, at 9pm

  • Durazno Street will be closed to thru traffic between Uva Street and Bowie Street
  • DETOUR: Rosa Avenue.

Crews will be placing a crane for overhead work.

Tuesday, April 14, and Wednesday, April 15

Nightly from 9pm to 5am

  • Ramp H which connects eastbound I-10 to northbound US 54 will be closed to all traffic.
  • The Exit Only lane on eastbound I-10 between Copia Street and Raynolds Street will be closed to all traffic.
  • DETOUR: Continue on eastbound I-10, take Exit 24A (Trowbridge Drive), use the newly widened turnaround, enter westbound I-10 and take Exit 22B (US 54/Alamogordo/Juárez/Fort Bliss).
  • Gateway Boulevard East will be closed to all traffic adjacent to Lincoln Park.
  • DETOUR: Enter eastbound I-10 at Loop 478 (Copia Street) and take Exit 23A (Raynolds Street).

Crews will be placing overhead bridge girders for the widening of Ramp H.

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.

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