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 TxDOT, Connect10 road work, detours for Week of February 28/March 1

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TxDOT, Connect10 road work, detours for Week of February 28/March 1

As we move from February to March, crews continue their work to update the highways and byways around the region.

Interstate 110, the short freeway spur leading to the Bridge of the Americas, will be closed to all southbound traffic for several hours on Thursday night so crews can place a new overhead sign above the freeway.

Drivers will see some high impact closures highlighted below, as well as the City’s Pan American Drive and Winn Road are opening Monday.

Closure Links:

West Area Project Closures  |  I-10 Connect Project Closures  | East Area Project Closures

Bridge Maintenance Project

Sunday, February 28

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

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

Monday, March 1 through Thursday, March 4

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

  • I-10 westbound at Trowbridge complete closure.
  • All traffic directed to Geronimo exit.
  • Crews will be replacing armor joints.

Guardrail Repair Project

Monday, March 1

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • I-10 eastbound between Sunland Park and Mesa Park right lane closed.

Tuesday, March 2

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • US-54 southbound between Hondo Pass and Hercules right lane closed.

Wednesday, March 3

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • US-54 northbound between Hondo Pass and Diana right lane closed.

Thursday, March 4

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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

Friday, March 5

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • I-10 eastbound between Thorn and Mesa right lane closed with Mesa exit ramp complete closure.

 

Loop 375 Frontage Road Project

Monday, March 01 through Friday, March 05 (Be prepared to stop)

Daily, from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m.

  • South Americas Avenue (frontage road) southbound to northbound turnaround will be blocked occasionally
  • South Americas Avenue southbound to northbound traffic will remain open and be flagged through work zone

Crews will be removing concrete barrier

Monday, March 01 through Friday, March 05 (Occasional closure)

Daily, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

  • South Americas Avenue (frontage road) northbound to southbound turnaround complete closure at North Loop Drive
  • Traveling public traffic detour at North Loop intersection and will be flagged through work zone

Crews will be hauling concrete

Loop 375 Widening Project

Monday, March 01 through Friday, March 05

Daily, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

  • Joe Battle Boulevard (frontage road) northbound right lane closure between Rojas Drive and Pellicano Drive
  • Traveling public will be restricted to two lanes

Crews will be installing drill shafts for High Mast lighting

Monday, March 01 through Thursday, March 04

Nightly, 9 p.m. until 9 p.m. (overnight)

  • Joe Battle Boulevard (frontage road) southbound left lane closure between Bob Hope Drive and Rojas Drive
  • Traveling public will be restricted to two lanes

Crews will be installing drill shafts for High Mast lighting

Monday, March 01 through Thursday, March 04

Daily, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

  • Loop 375 southbound right shoulder closure between Bob Hope Drive and Rojas Drive
  • Traveling public will be restricted to two lanes

Crews will be installing drill shafts for High Mast lighting

Wednesday, March 03 (Mobile Operations)

9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

  • Loop 375 southbound right and left mobile shoulder closures between Pellicano Drive and Rojas Drive
  • Traveling public will remain on main lanes

Crews will be locating underground utilities

 

I-10 Connect

Beginning on Monday, March 1, and continuing until further notice

  • Loop 478 (Copia Street) will be closed to southbound thru traffic between SH 20 (Alameda Avenue) and San Antonio Avenue.
  • Copia Street will be closed to all traffic between San Antonio Avenue and US 62 (Paisano Drive).
  • Paisano Drive will be closed to westbound traffic between Copia Street and Estrella Street.
  • THRU TRAFFIC DETOUR DETOUR: Turn left on SH 20 (Piedras Street), then turn left on Piedras Street, then turn right on Paisano.

This change in traffic control will give crews more room to efficiently complete work near the intersection of Copia and Paisano.

Tuesday, March 2, from 9am-4pm

  • The right lane of eastbound Delta Drive will be closed between San Marcia Street and Boone Street.

Crews will be working on electrical and fiber optic infrastructure.

Wednesday, March 3, 9am to 4pm

  • Ramp T which connects Gateway Boulevard North to northbound US 54 at US 62 (Paisano Drive) will be closed to all traffic.
  • DETOUR: Continue on Gateway North, turn right on SH 20 (Alameda Avenue), turn left on Raynolds Street.
  • The ramp which connects eastbound Loop 375 to eastbound I-10 will be closed to all traffic.
  • DETOUR: Continue on eastbound Loop 375, take Exit 56 (Fonseca Drive), enter westbound Loop 375, take Exit 20 (US 54/US 62/Paisano Drive) and follow the above detour.

Crews will be working on electrical and fiber optic infrastructure.

 

Thursday, March 4, from 9pm to 5am:

  • Southbound Interstate 110, the short freeway spur leading to the Bridge of the Americas, will be closed to all traffic between Interstate 10 and the U.S.-México Border.
  • Ramp F-B which connects westbound I-10 to Juárez will be closed to all traffic.
  • Ramp F-1 which connects southbound US 54 to Juárez will be closed to all traffic.
  • DETOUR: All traffic bound from El Paso to Ciudad Juárez must use another port of entry such as the Zaragoza Bridge, Stanton Street Bridge or the Santa Teresa Port of Entry.

Crews will be placing an overhead sign

 

The following closures will be in effect on Thursday, March 4, from 9pm to 5am:

  • Southbound Interstate 110, the short freeway spur leading to the Bridge of the Americas, will be closed to all traffic between Interstate 10 and the U.S.-México Border.
  • Ramp F-B which connects westbound I-10 to Juárez will be closed to all traffic.
  • Ramp F-1 which connects southbound US 54 to Juárez will be closed to all traffic.

During Thursday night’s closure, all traffic bound from El Paso to Ciudad Juárez must use another port of entry such as the Zaragoza Bridge, Stanton Street Bridge or the Santa Teresa Port of Entry. At all other times, the Texas Department of Transportation is encouraging motorists to do their part to reduce congestion at the Spaghetti Bowl.

 

While the new direct connect ramp from westbound I-10 to Juárez is now open, it’s currently handling more than its fair share of traffic because the new direct connector ramp from eastbound I-10 to Juárez is still under construction. That’s contributing to long back-ups at the Spaghetti Bowl.

Motorists travelling from I-10 to Juárez are asked to consider this alternate route if they see the new Juárez ramp is backing up:

  • From westbound I-10, take Exit 22B (US 54/Alamogordo/Juárez/Fort Bliss).
  • Rather than veering left to use the new Juárez ramp, veer right to northbound US 54, then use the Pershing Drive Turnaround to enter southbound US 54.
  • Take Exit 21A (I-10 East/San Antonio/Juárez) and veer right to use the newly opened southbound direct connector to Juárez.

While it’s not expected to completely eliminate slow-downs at peak hours, spreading out the traffic rather than concentrating it on one ramp, motorists can help alleviate congestion.

Other important points to remember:

  • There may still be delays associated with inspections at the international border.
  • While it will eventually include a maximum of five southbound lanes leading to the Bridge of the Americas, right now I-110 is reduced to two lanes to accommodate construction.
  • A new direct connector ramp from eastbound I-10 to Juárez at the Spaghetti Bowl is scheduled to open later this year.
  • The primary goal of the I-10 Connect Project is to create new direct connections between I-10 and Loop 375 — not necessarily to reduce wait times at the Bridge of the Americas.

  • The project will, however, add storage capacity for southbound motorists waiting to enter the Bridge of the Americas.

Other Closures Scheduled for the Week of March 1

 

Beginning on Monday, March 1, and continuing until further notice

 

  • Loop 478 (Copia Street) will be closed to southbound thru traffic between SH 20 (Alameda Avenue) and San Antonio Avenue.
  • Copia Street will be closed to all traffic between San Antonio Avenue and US 62 (Paisano Drive).
  • Paisano Drive will be closed to westbound traffic between Copia Street and Estrella Street.
  • THRU TRAFFIC DETOUR DETOUR: Turn left on SH 20 (Piedras Street), then turn left on Piedras Street, then turn right on Paisano.

This change in traffic control will give crews more room to efficiently complete work near the intersection of Copia and Paisano.

 

Tuesday, March 2, from 9am to 4pm

 

  • The right lane of eastbound Delta Drive will be closed between San Marcia Street and Boone Street.

Crews will be working on electrical and fiber optic infrastructure.

Wednesday, March 3, 9am to 4pm

  • Ramp T which connects Gateway Boulevard North to northbound US 54 at US 62 (Paisano Drive) will be closed to all traffic.
  • DETOUR: Continue on Gateway North, turn right on SH 20 (Alameda Avenue), turn left on Raynolds Street.
  • The ramp which connects eastbound Loop 375 to eastbound I-10 will be closed to all traffic.
  • DETOUR: Continue on eastbound Loop 375, take Exit 56 (Fonseca Drive), enter westbound Loop 375, take Exit 20 (US 54/US 62/Paisano Drive) and follow the above detour.

Crews will be working on electrical and fiber optic infrastructure.

 

 

On-Going Closures Will Continue Without Interruption

  • Ramp H which connects eastbound I-10 to US 54 and Juárez remains closed 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.
  • US 62 (Paisano Drive) remains closed to traffic in both directions between San Marcial Street and Gateway Boulevard South.
  • Gateway Boulevard East remains closed to thru traffic between Loop 478 (Copia Street) and Marr Street.
  • 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) remains closed until further notice.
  • Intermittent closures on Durazno Avenue, Rosa Avenue and Uva Street.
  • Intermittent lane closures on Gateway Boulevard East between Piedras Street and US 62/180 (Paisano Drive).
  • Intermittent lane closures on Gateway Boulevard West between Boone Street and Palm Street.

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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