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I-10 Closure In El Paso Sunday

Mar 7, 2017

I-10 & Mesa

27 Hours

The following closures will go into effect starting at 3 a.m. Sunday, March 12 and will re-open at 6 a.m. on Monday, March 13:

·     I-10 Eastbound will be completely closed after Redd Road.

Detour: Traffic on I-10 East will detour at the Redd Road Exit (Exit 9) and onto Doniphan Drive (SH 20). Traffic will be able to re-enter I-10 East from Sunland Park Drive. Follow the detour signs in place.

·     North Mesa Street (SH 20) in both directions will be completely closed at the I-10 Overpass.

Detour: Follow the detour signs in place.

·     South Desert Boulevard frontage road will be closed to through traffic between Redd Road and Thorn Avenue, andcompletely closed to all traffic after Thorn Avenue.

Detour: Traffic will detour onto Doniphan Drive (SH 20). Follow the detour signs in place.

Motorists should avoid the intersection on March 12 by using alternate routes such as Transmountain Road (Loop 375), Doniphan Drive (SH 20) and Paisano Drive (US 85). Motorists who cannot avoid the intersection should follow the detour signs in place. [see map, attached]

During this 27-hour closure on Sunday, March 12, crews will be re-striping I-10 Eastbound lanes and demolishing the existing I-10 Eastbound structure. By the morning of Monday, March 13, I-10 eastbound traffic will be driving on the new median of the I-10 Overpass and the I-10 eastbound bridge structure will be gone.  

Project Engineer Tim Twomey said, “Twenty-seven hours is an aggressive timeframe for work that could easily take multiple days. This consolidated timeframe is an effort to mitigate impact to motorists and businesses.”