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Home | News | Local News | TxDoT/Go10/i-10 Connect Work, Detours for Week of March 17
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TxDoT/Go10/i-10 Connect Work, Detours for Week of March 17

Here’s a look at the road project closures for the week ahead.

With the I-10 Connect project is underway, ramp closures continue as crews install concrete barrier to secure the work area. We saw the first long term closure this week along with impacts to international traffic. The Full list is below. Drivers can sign up for alerts on: here, or they can also follow the project on social media platforms.

PLAN AHEAD: The North Mesa westbound entrance ramp to I-10 will close on March 17 until further notice while crews rebuild the ramp.

  • The North Mesa entrance ramp to I-10 Westbound will close March 17 and will remain closed for approximately three weeks. We are aiming to open the ramp on April 7.
  • The Resler exit ramp from I-10 Westbound could open by the end of March. Crews are aiming for March 29.
  • I-10 Westbound will close completely at Executive Center for a 27-hour period on Saturday, March 23. We usually conduct 27-hour closures on a Sunday; but, not this time.

Crews will soon begin major construction work on the I-10 Connect Project in Central El Paso, but they have at least one more week of setting up temporary concrete barriers to protect motorists and construction crews.

While work will continue each day next week, motorists should pay special attention to the overnight closures which are scheduled on Tuesday, March 19, and Wednesday, March 20. Those nights include the following impacts:

  • A complete one-night closure of US 54 between Loop 375 and the Yandell Drive overpass.
  • A complete one-night closure of Ramp D linking southbound US 54 to eastbound I-10.
  • When Ramp D re-opens, it will be reduced to one lane for several months.

GO10

I-10 West at Mesa

27-hour Closure
Sunday, March 17 at 3 a.m., to Monday, March 18 at 6 a.m.

  • I-10 westbound will close completely at the North Mesa Street exit ramp (Exit 11). Detour: Motorists on I-10 westbound will exit at North Mesa Street (Exit 11), follow North Mesa Street (SH 20) to Doniphan Drive, then follow Doniphan Drive to Redd Road. Motorists may reenter I-10 westbound using the Redd Road entrance ramp.
  • North Desert Boulevard will close between North Mesa Street (SH 20) and the North Mesa entrance ramp to I-10 westbound. North Desert Boulevard may open before noon on March 17.
  • The North Mesa entrance ramp to I-10 westbound will close and remain closed until further notice. Detour: Motorists may use the Redd Road entrance ramp to I-10 westbound. Access to the Redd Road entrance ramp will be available via Desert Boulevard North.
  • North Mesa Street (SH 20) will close in both directions between South Desert Boulevard and Remcon Circle.
  • South Desert Boulevard at the North Mesa Street signalized intersection will be restricted to right turns only onto North Mesa Street (SH 20).
  • When this closure lifts, the North Mesa entrance ramp to I-10 westbound will be out of service for approximately three weeks while crews build the new entrance ramp.

I-10 West at Sunland

Monday, March 18, through Thursday, March 21
9 p.m. each night to 6 a.m. each morning

  • I-10 westbound will close completely between Executive Center Boulevard and North Mesa Street (SH 20).
  • Detour: Motorists on I-10 westbound will exit at Executive Center (Exit 16), follow Executive Center Boulevard to North Mesa Street (SH 20), then follow North Mesa Street (SH 20) to North Desert Boulevard. Motorists may re-enter I-10 westbound at the Redd Road entrance ramp.
  • Sunland Park Drive will close in both directions between Paisano Drive and the mall traffic signal lights.
  • The Schuster/UTEP entrance ramp to I-10 westbound will close.
  • The US 85 direct connector bridge westbound, which leads to Sunland Park Drive, will close at McNutt Road.
  • The Racetrack Drive entrance ramp to the US 85 bridge to Sunland Park Drive will close. This closure is necessary while crews conduct pavement work in the area and haul debris away from the area.

 

Border West Expressway

Loop 375

Friday, March 15, to Sunday, March 17
9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (continuous full closure)

  • Westbound and eastbound from Oregon Street to US 54
  • Closure is needed for roadway work

I-10

Thursday, March 21
9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

  • Eastbound left lane from Executive Center Boulevard to Schuster Avenue
  • Closure is needed for roadway work

Saturday, March 30, to Sunday, March 31
3 a.m. to 6 a.m. (continuous closure)

  • I-10 eastbound two right lanes from Executive Center Boulevard to Schuster Avenue
  • Closure is needed for roadway work

US 85

Tuesday, March 26, to Thursday, March 28
9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (full closure)

  • Westbound and eastbound from Spur 1966 to San Francisco Street
  • Closure is needed for bridge work

Doniphan

Saturday, March 30, to Sunday, March 31
5 a.m. to 6 p.m. (continuous full closure)

  • Eastbound and westbound from Racetrack to Executive
  • Closure is needed for structure work.

Mall Braided Ramps Project

Sunday, March 17, through Thursday, March 21 (complete closures)
9 p.m. to 5 a.m. overnight

  • Gateway Boulevard (I-10) eastbound complete lane closure between Hawkins Boulevard and McRae Boulevard
  • Gateway Boulevard (I-10) westbound complete lane closure between Viscount Boulevard and Airway Boulevard
  • Crews will be working on overhead sign bridge

 

I-10 Bridge Rail Replacement Project

Monday, March 18 (complete closure)
9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (overnight)

  • I-10 eastbound complete lane closure between Raynolds exit ramp and Raynolds overpass
  • Crews will be thermal striping

 

US 54 Widening and Illumination Project

Saturday, March 30
5 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Full freeway closure mainlanes US 54 north and southbound
  • Traffic northbound will exit Hondo Pass and reenter Transmountain
  • Traffic southbound will exit Transmountain and reenter at Hondo Pass

Monday, March 18
2 – 3 week closure

  • Movie theater driveway from Gateway north
  • Valero driveway from Gateway north

Sunday, March 17, through Wednesday, March 20
8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday (throughout the night), and
9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Wednesday (throughout the night)

  • Exit ramp Loop 375 southbound at US 54

 

Spalling Repair Project

Saturday, March 16, through Sunday, March 17
6 a.m. to 6 a.m. (48-hour closure)

  • Left two lanes closure on Gateway south between Dyer and Julian tank crossing
  • Ellethorpe exit ramp will be closed.

Thursday, March 21
9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (8-hour closure)

  • Right two lanes closure on on I-10 westbound at Executive exit ramp
  • Executive exit ramp will be closed.

 

Guardrail Repair Project

Wednesday, March 20
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (throughout the day)

  • Right lane closure on I-10 eastbound between Schuster entrance ramp to the Santa Fe exit
  • Left lane closure on Santa Fe exit
  • Eastbound Porfirio entrance ramp will be closed

Friday, March 22
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (throughout the day)

  • Hawkins entrance ramp to I-10 west will be closed

 

Links to full lists of closures:  West Area Projects  |  GO10  |  Border West Expressway  |  I-10 Connect   |  East Area Projects

LOCATION DURATION DESCRIPTION
I-10 West at Mesa

 

27 HOURS

Sunday, March 17 at 3 am

until

Monday, March 18 at 6 am

 

·      I-10 Westbound will close completely at the North Mesa Street exit ramp (Exit 11). Detour: Motorists on I-10 Westbound will exit at North Mesa Street (Exit 11), follow North Mesa Street (SH 20) to Doniphan Drive, then follow Doniphan Drive to Redd Road. Motorists may re-enter I-10 Westbound using the Redd Road entrance ramp.

·      North Desert Boulevard will close between North Mesa Street (SH 20) and the North Mesa entrance ramp to I-10 Westbound.

·      The North Mesa entrance ramp to I-10 Westbound will close and remain closed until further notice.  Detour: Motorists may use the Redd Road entrance ramp to I-10 Westbound. Access to the Redd Road entrance ramp will be available via Desert Boulevard North.

·      North Mesa Street (SH 20) will close in both directions between South Desert Boulevard and Remcon Circle.

·      South Desert Boulevard at the North Mesa Street signalized intersection will be restricted to right turns only onto North Mesa Street (SH 20).  

 

ATTENTION:

When this closure lifts, the North Mesa entrance ramp to I-10 Westbound will be out of service for approximately three weeks while crews build the new entrance ramp.

 

I-10 West at Sunland

 

Overnight

March 18-21

9 pm each night to 6 am each morning

 

·      I-10 Westbound will close completely between Executive Center Boulevard and North Mesa Street (SH 20). Detour: Motorists on I-10 Westbound will exit at Executive Center (Exit 16), follow Executive Center Boulevard to North Mesa Street (SH 20), then follow North Mesa Street (SH 20) to North Desert Boulevard. Motorists may re-enter I-10 Westbound at the Redd Road entrance ramp.

·      Sunland Park Drive will close in both directions between Paisano Drive and the mall traffic signal lights.

·      The Schuster/UTEP entrance ramp to I-10 Westbound will close.

·      The US 85 direct connector westbound bridge, which leads to Sunland Park Drive, will close at McNutt Road.

·      The Racetrack Drive entrance ramp to the US 85 bridge to Sunland Park Drive will close.

 

Sunland Park

 

Daytime

March 18-21

9 am to 4 pm each day

 

·      The dedicated right turn lane at the signalized intersection of the Sunland Park eastbound exit ramp and Sunland Park Drive will be closed.

 

Sunland Park

 

27 HOURS

Saturday, March 23 at 3 am

until

Sunday, March 24 at 6 am

 

·      I-10 Westbound will close completely between Executive Center Boulevard and North Mesa Street (SH 20). Detour: Motorists on I-10 Westbound will exit at Executive Center (Exit 16) and follow Executive Center Boulevard to North Mesa Street (SH 20), then follow North Mesa Street (SH 20) to North Desert Boulevard. Motorists may use the Redd Road entrance ramp to re-enter I-10 Westbound.

·      The I-10 eastbound exit ramp and entrance ramp at Sunland Park will close.

·      Sunland Park Drive will close between Constitution Drive and the mall traffic signal lights.

·      The US 85 direct connector westbound bridge, which leads to Sunland Park Drive, will close at McNutt Road.

·      Paisano Drive (US 85) – near the auto dealerships – will close at Sunland Park Drive.

·      Crockett Street access to Paisano Drive (US 85) will close.

·      The Sunland Park flyover ramp will be open.

·      The Resler flyover entrance ramp to I-10 Eastbound will close.

I-10 CONNECT

The following is a complete list of closures and detours which will be in place:

Sunday, March 17, 2019, 9pm to 5am

  • Westbound US 62 (Paisano Drive) will be reduced to two lanes between Gateway Boulevard North and Interstate 110.
  • Eastbound US 62 (Paisano Drive) will be closed to all traffic between Gateway Boulevard North and Gateway Boulevard South.

 

DETOUR: Eastbound thru traffic will detour by turning right on San Marcial Street, left on Delta Drive, and left on Boone Street before returning to US 62 (Paisano Drive). Traffic bound from US 62 (Paisano Drive) to Juárez via the Bridge of the Americas will not be impacted.

 

Crews will be placing concrete barriers.

 

Monday, March 18, 2019, 9pm to 5am

  • Eastbound US 62 (Paisano Drive) will be reduced to two lanes between I-110 and Gateway Boulevard North.
  • Westbound US 62 (Paisano Drive) will be closed to all traffic between Gateway Boulevard South and I-110.

 

DETOURS: Westbound thru traffic will detour by turning right on Gateway Boulevard North, left on SH 20 (Alameda Avenue) and left on Loop 478 (Copia Street), before returning to US 62 (Paisano Drive). Traffic bound from eastbound US 62 (Paisano Drive) to Juárez via the Bridge of the Americas will not be impacted. Traffic bound from westbound US 62 (Paisano Drive) to Juárez via the Bridge of the Americas should instead access the port of entry by travelling on Interstate 10 to Exit 22B and entering Juárez via I-110.

 

Crews will be placing concrete barriers.

  

Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 9pm to 5am

  • Ramp D which connects southbound US 54 to eastbound I-10 will be closed to all traffic.

 

DETOUR: Traffic bound from southbound US 54 to eastbound I-10 will detour by remaining on southbound US 54, taking Exit 20A (US 62/Paisano Drive), turning right on Paisano, then right onto eastbound I-110. Traffic will then be able to access eastbound I-10.

 

When Ramp D re-opens, it will be reduced to one lane for several months.

 

  • US 62 (Paisano Drive) will be closed to all traffic between Gateway Boulevard North and Gateway Boulevard South.

 

DETOURS: Westbound thru traffic will detour by turning right on Gateway Boulevard North, left on SH 20 (Alameda Avenue) and left on Loop 478 (Copia Street), before returning to US 62 (Paisano Drive). Eastbound thru traffic will detour by turning right on San Marcial Street, left on Delta Drive, and left on Boone Street before returning to US 62 (Paisano Drive). Traffic bound from eastbound US 62 (Paisano Drive) to Juárez via the Bridge of the Americas will not be impacted. Traffic bound from westbound US 62 (Paisano Drive) to Juárez via the Bridge of the Americas should instead access the port of entry by travelling on Interstate 10 to Exit 22B and entering Juárez via I-110.

 

Crews will be placing concrete barriers.

 

Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 9pm to 5am

  • Northbound US 54 will be closed to all traffic between Loop 375 and the Yandell Drive overpass.
  • Ramp N and Ramp O which connect Loop 375 to US 54 will be closed as well.

 

DETOURS: Traffic bound from eastbound Loop 375 to northbound US 54 will detour by taking Exit 59 (US 62/Paisano Drive/Coles Street), turning right on Paisano and proceeding approximately 1.6 miles before turning left on Gateway Boulevard North. From Gateway North, traffic will turn right on SH 20 (Alameda Avenue), then left on Raynolds Street. Traffic will turn right on Gateway Boulevard East, u-turning at Paisano Drive before entering westbound I-10 and accessing northbound US 54 from I-10 via Exit 22B (US 54/Alamogordo/Fort Bliss/Juárez). Traffic bound from westbound Loop 375 to northbound US 54 will detour by taking Exit 20 (US 62/Paisano Drive) and joining the above detour on Gateway Boulevard North.

 

Crews will be placing concrete barriers.

 

Thursday, March 21, 2019, 9pm to 5am

  • Eastbound US 62 (Paisano Drive) will be closed to all traffic between San Marcial Street and Gateway Boulevard North.

 

DETOURS: Eastbound thru traffic will detour by turning right on San Marcial Street, left on Delta Drive, and left on Boone Street before returning to US 62 (Paisano Drive). Traffic bound from eastbound US 62 (Paisano

 

 

Drive) to Juárez via the Bridge of the Americas will follow the above detour then turn left onto westbound US 62 (Paisano Drive). From Paisano, traffic will access the Bridge of the Americas by turning left onto I-110.

 

Crews will be placing concrete barriers.

 

Monday, March 18, to Friday, March 22, 2019

9am to 4pm

  • Lane closures will be in place on Gateway Boulevard North between US 62 (Paisano Drive) and SH 20 (Alameda Avenue).

 

Crews will be installing fiber optic communication lines.

 

Long Term Closure

  • As was previously announced, the u-turn from Gateway Boulevard South to Gateway Boulevard North at Paisano Drive is now closed until further notice.

 

Drivers are encouraged to register for text alerts and electronic newsletter distribution by visiting i10connectelpaso.com. This is only the first step in the I-10 Connect project; additional closures will be announced in the coming weeks.

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