The I-10 Connect Project is at the convergence of US 54 and I-10 in El Paso County. The project extends from I-10 to Loop 375 (César Chávez Border Highway) and provides access to the Bridge of the Americas (BOTA) Port of Entry. Currently, only the westbound Loop 375 to westbound I-10 traffic movement has direct access between I-10 and Loop 375. The three other connections from I-10 to Loop 375 require commuters and commercial trucks to divert from the freeway and use local roadways. The existing configuration on I-110 leading to the Port of Entry experiences excessive congestion during peak periods of the day, resulting in spillbacks to US 54 and the I-10 connector ramps. This project may require the acquisition of additional right of way.
Providing more direct access not only will enhance the overall mobility of the roadway network but will encourage those commuters and commercial truckers to use the freeway facilities.
The proposed I-10 Connect Project improvements are being developed to accommodate anticipated traffic demand in the proposed design year of 2042.
TxDOT and the Lincoln Park Conservation Committee’s (LPCC) exemplary approach to an important roadway improvement project while honoring valued community resources can be attributed to communication, collaboration, and listening to the community. Lincoln Park and the Lincoln Center are treasured resources in the I-10 Connect project area.
Three public meetings and a public hearing were conducted to provide the public an update on the project status, including proposed improvements, and to gain input on the proposed project. The meeting on Jan. 31, 2017 reflected input from the public at two previous meetings and proposed improvements, which consist of constructing direct connectors, ramps and/or auxilary lanes and widening existing ramps and direct connectors between I-10, I-110, US 54 and Loop 375 (Cesar Chavez Border Highway). The proposed improvements are needed to improve mobility and address congestion on the existing roadway network. Meeting summaries and materials are linked below in the Downloads section of this page.
July 20, 2018 Public Hearing
Jan. 31, 2017 Public Meeting
July 7, 2016 Public Meeting
Jan. 21, 2016 Public Meeting
TxDOT El Paso District
13301 Gateway Blvd. West
El Paso, TX 79928-5410