Texas Department of Transportation

03/08/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 03/08/2018 17:18

Extended Closure Planned for Sunland Park Flyover

Drivers should plan ahead for an extended closure in West El Paso. The Sunland Park flyover entrance ramp to I-10 eastbound is scheduled to close on or around March 19 for several months.

Closure of the flyover is necessary so that crews can demolish and rebuild a 600-foot section of pavement that approaches the flyover ramp. The process is expected to last through early summer.

During this time, drivers are encouraged to take alternate routes when they can or avoid the I-10/Sunland Park interchange during peak rush hours. Suggestions for drivers who must travel through the interchange include carpooling to help reduce the number of vehicles on the road and allowing additional travel time to arrive at their destination. While the closure will impact traffic on alternate routes like North Mesa Street (SH 20) and Doniphan Drive, adjacent roads such as South Mesa Hills Drive may also see an impact.

The closure is expected to last through early summer. Once the flyover is open, drivers should expect more disruption at the I-10/Sunland interchange in the months to follow. The I-10/Sunland Park interchange is the most complex section of the GO 10 six-mile work zone because it involves the demolition and re-construction of two bridges over I-10, as well as the construction of two brand-new overpasses.

For updates and more information, visit the GO 10 website.

About the project:

GO 10 is an infrastructure reconstruction of I-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.*