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TxDoT Plans I-10 Work for Thanksgiving Week

Texas Department of Transportation (TxDoT) crews will be busy during the run-up to Thanksgiving this week. Make sure you give them plenty of room, and remember to slow down in work zones.

I-10 East & West

Overnight

Sunday, Nov. 20 through Tuesday, Nov. 22

9 p.m. each night to 5 a.m. each morning

  • A left lane on I-10 in both directions will be closed for approximately a half mile starting at the North Mesa Intersection.

Crews will continue work on temporary shoring walls. This area will continue to be the focus of intense work for another eight months or more. This work is the first of three phases at the I-10/Mesa interchange.  [Map 1]

 

Overnight

Tuesday, Nov. 22

9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning

  • I-10 Westbound will be completely closed at the Sunland Exit Ramp (Exit 13). Detour: Traffic on I-10 West will exit at Sunland Park Drive (Exit 13) and re-enter I-10 West prior to the Sunland Park Overpass.
  • I-10 Eastbound will be completely closed at the Sunland Exit Ramp (Exit 13). Detour: Traffic will be detoured onto North Mesa Street (SH 20).

Crews will be placing concrete deck onto the new Paisano Drive (US 85) Bridge over I-10. [Map 3]

 

I-10 East

Daytime

Monday, Nov. 21 and Tuesday, Nov 22

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day

  • A left lane on I-10 Eastbound will be closed from approximately half a mile east of the North Mesa Overpass to the Resler Overpass.

Crews will be working on an arroyo bridge structure. [Map 2]

 

Mesa                                                                                        

Daytime

Monday, Nov. 21 and Tuesday, Nov. 22

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day

  • A right lane on North Mesa Street (SH 20) will be closed between Remcon Circle and Osborne Drive (in the direction traveling toward Doniphan Drive).

Crews will be boring and potholing for utilities. This area will continue to be the focus of intense work for another eight months or more. This work is the first of three phases at the I-10/Mesa interchange. [Map 1]

I-10 West

Daytime

Monday, Nov. 21 and Tuesday, Nov. 22

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day

  • A right lane on I-10 Westbound will be closed between the Sunland Park Exit Ramp (Exit 13) and the Sunland Park Overpass.

Crews will be drilling shafts near the Sunland Park Overpass and erecting a high mast illumination pole behind the barrier. [Map 2]

ADVANCE NOTICE:  Traffic Alert for I-10 and North Mesa Street

Details for the following closure are subject to change due to weather and other variables; however, because of the closure’s significance, we are providing as much information as we can at this time. Please note, all lanes will be open during the daytime.

I-10 and Mesa

Eleven nights

Sunday, Dec. 4 through Thursday, Dec. 8

Sunday, Dec. 11 through Thursday, Dec. 15

Sunday, Dec. 18

9 p.m. each night to 5 a.m. each morning

  • I-10 Westbound will be completely closed between the North Mesa Exit Ramp (Exit 11) and the Thorn Avenue Overpass.
  • A left lane on I-10 Eastbound will be closed between the North Mesa Exit Ramp (Exit 11) and North Mesa Entrance Ramp.
  • North Mesa Street (SH 20) will be completely closed in both directions between North and South Desert Boulevard frontage roads

This is a new and high impact closure. GO 10 recommends people avoid the intersection altogether during these 11 nights or follow the detour signs in the area. [Map 4]

Crews will be moving 30 bridge beams into the area and using two cranes to set those beams into place. The longest beam is 164-feet long, more than six-feet tall, weighs 57 tons, and will completely span North Mesa Street (SH 20) once in place.

DETOUR:  The detour route for this nightly closure will be considerable. An illustration of the closure and detour is located on Map 4 attached to this news release. (Maps are not to scale.)

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