GO 10 is targeting the week of March 19 to close the Sunland Park Drive flyover entrance ramp to I-10 Eastbound. Once closed, the flyover ramp will stay closed for several months, possibly into early summer.
Pinpointing an exact closing date and opening date can be difficult in the field of highway construction because the work can be affected by many unpredictable factors, such as weather.
Closure of the Sunland flyover ramp is necessary so crews can demolish and re-build the pavement that physically connects the ramp to Sunland Park Drive. Once complete, the plan is to open the all-new Sunland flyover to traffic.
The I-10/Sunland Park interchange is the most complex section of GO 10’s six-mile work zone because it involves the demolition and re-construction of two bridges over I-10, as well as the construction of two brand new overpasses.
Keep in mind, GO 10’s broader goal is to be substantially complete with structures at I-10 and Sunland Park by December this year. To achieve that December goal, drivers can expect 2018 to bring:
- more disruptive closures to the I-10/Sunland Park interchange
- more significant detour routes
- traffic slowdowns that can affect adjacent roads, such as South Mesa Hills Drive and Doniphan Drive.
|I-10 East @ North Mesa
9 pm each night to 6 am each following morning
|· I-10 Eastbound will close completely between North Mesa Street (Exit 11) and Sunland Park Drive.
· The North Mesa Street entrance ramp to I-10 Eastbound will close.
· The Resler Drive flyover entrance ramp to I-10 Eastbound will close.
· The Sunland Park flyover entrance ramp to I-10 Eastbound will close.
Detour: Eastbound traffic will exit at North Mesa Street (Exit 11) and take Doniphan Drive to Sunland Park Drive. Traffic may re-enter I-10 Eastbound from the Sunland Park Drive entrance ramp.
|Sunland Park Drive
Possibly March 19 through early summer
March 19 is a target date. A definite start date will be announced soon.
|· The Sunland Park Drive flyover entrance ramp to I-10 Eastbound will be inaccessible.
Closure of the Sunland flyover ramp is anticipated to be a high impact condition. During this closure, drivers are encouraged to consider taking alternate routes when they can or avoid the I-10/Sunland Park interchange during peak rush hours.
For drivers who must travel through the interchange, they may like to consider carpooling to help reduce the number of vehicles on the road; plus, they may like to give themselves more time to arrive at their destinations on time.
Employers may like to offer employees the ability to work remotely or encourage meetings be conducted via teleconference rather than in-person when possible.