Sunland Park Drive Traffic Switch - Begins April 30

Contact: Jennifer Wright

Phone: (915) 790-4340

Date: March 29, 2018

Drivers need to plan ahead for a long-term interchange reconfiguration in West El Paso.

The Sunland Park overpass is scheduled to be closed on April 30, and the closure is expected to last at least five months

During this closure, traffic will be detoured onto the newly constructed turnaround bridge parallel to the closed overpass. Traffic will be reduced to three lanes, two lanes northbound and one lane southbound. To help southbound drivers, the new Sunland Park flyover will be open as well as the dedicated right turn lane to I-10 West.

The bridge closure is necessary so that crews can demolish and replace the Sunland Park Drive overpass. The new overpass will have an increased clearance height and additional lanes. Its new support columns will be located to make way for the collector-distributor (CD) lanes, which will run alongside I-10’s mainlanes.

Drivers should budget extra travel time or avoid the area during peak hours. Congestion is expected on adjacent roads. Visit the GO 10 website for updates and more information.

About the project:

GO 10 is an infrastructure reconstruction of Interstate 10 on El Paso’s Westside, between the Executive Center Boulevard and North Mesa Street exits. At $158 million, GO 10 is the largest traditionally delivered (design-bid-build) project that TxDOT’s El Paso District has done to date. Construction started in April 2015 and is expected to be complete by December 2018.

The overall purpose of GO 10 is to improve traffic flow, vehicle capacity, and safety along the I-10 corridor between North Mesa Street and Executive Center Boulevard.

The 5.75-mile corridor entails four major components:

  • The construction of collector-distributor lanes through the corridor
  • The improvement of I-10’s direct connection with Paisano Drive (US 85) and the Border West Expressway
  • The intermittent addition of lanes to I-10 in both directions
  • The reconfiguration of ramps and overpasses at Sunland Park Drive, Resler Drive, and North Mesa Street (SH 20)

The project will also entail upgrades to a portion of North Mesa Street and portions of North and South Desert Boulevard frontage roads, such as improved turning lanes and drainage. Turnarounds will be constructed at North Mesa Street and at Sunland Park Drive.

*All closures are subject to change. Exit ramps and entrance ramps may close up to one hour prior to a scheduled I-10 closure.*


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