Traffic Switch, Weekend Closures for Sunland Park Interchange and I-10


Contact: Jennifer Wright

Phone: (915) 790-4340

Date: April 20, 2018


Drivers that use the Sunland Park Interchange and I-10 in the area will experience a traffic switch, lane reductions and multiple weekend closures in May as construction advances on TxDOT’s GO 10 project.

Traffic Switch/27-Hour Closure

Crews will close Sunland Park Drive from Mesa Hills Drive to Doniphan Drive in both directions — along with all ramps at Sunland Park — from Sunday, April 29 at 3 a.m. to Monday, April 30 at 6 a.m. The closure is needed to prepare for a traffic shift. During the 27-hour closure, motorists will be allowed access to businesses along Sunland Park Drive. Police officers and road signs will be in place to help drivers navigate the closure. Through traffic should avoid the Sunland Park corridor.

The traffic shift starts April 30 when crews close the Sunland Park overpass and shift traffic onto the newly constructed turnaround bridge parallel to the overpass for travel. The shift onto the turnaround bridge will mean fewer through lanes: two northbound lanes and one southbound lane. To assist drivers during this shift, the new Sunland Park flyover will be open. Motorists can also use the westbound on-ramp to I-10.

The closure and traffic shift will last at least five months. During that time, crews will demolish and replace the Sunland Park Drive overpass. The new overpass will have an increased clearance height and additional lanes.

Extended Closures

57-Hour Weekend #1

I-10 will close in both directions between the Sunland Park exit and entrance ramps, the Sunland Park overpasses will close, and the Sunland Park flyover ramp will close from 9 p.m. Friday, May 4 - Monday, May 7 at 6 a.m. Crews will be demolishing the Sunland Park Drive overpass. Drivers will be detoured onto the I-10 eastbound and westbound frontage road ramps.

57-Hour Weekend #2

The following weekend, I-10 will close so crews can continue the demolition and begin to remove massive steel girders from the old Sunland Park flyover ramp. I-10 at Sunland Park will close; Sunland Park Drive will close from Mesa Hills to Paisano, the Sunland Park flyover ramp will close, and the I-10 westbound on-ramp at Sunland Park Drive will close. Drivers traveling on I-10 eastbound will use the on/off ramp as a detour. Westbound traffic will exit at Sunland Park and use North Mesa Street (SH 20) as a detour. Closures will be in place Friday, May 11 from 9 p.m. -Monday, May 14 at 6 a.m.

57-Hour Weekend #3

A third 57-hour weekend closure may be needed if work does not progress as planned. Progress could be impeded by factors such as wind. If a third 57-hour closure is needed, it will be Friday, May 18 from 9 p.m. - Monday, May 21 at 6 a.m.

Lane Reduction

A new traffic configuration will be in place on I-10, in both directions, through summer starting May 7. Lanes will be reduced to two lanes between Sunland Park and Buena Vista. Crews will be replacing the pavement and guard rail in the median of I-10.

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