El Paso Water Utility To Shut Down I-10 On Both Sides On Tuesday
Do you remember the time I-10 was shut down for days because the driver of a semi-truck was trying to grab a bottle of water and ended up almost bringing down a bridge?
Yeah. Good times.
The accident happened back in July of last year, but there is still work being done on the accident site. El Paso Water Utilities is working to replace and restart a damaged water line that runs in the utility bridge that was damaged in the accident.
El Paso Water Utility crews will be completing replacement of the damaged water line in Downtown El Paso in the overnight hours on February 12. For safety reasons, I-10 will be closed in both directions from Stanton Street to Mesa Street beginning at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, with traffic opening back up at 5 a.m. on Wednesday. Water services will not be interrupted.
In case you're wondering why all the fuss about a water line - this particular water line is a 24-inch steel bad boy that runs through the utility bridge. I can't even imagine the kind of horsepower it takes to put something like that in place.
If you are traveling east on I-10, you will have to exit Downtown and re-enter on Wyoming Avenue. Westbound traffic will exit Mesa Street and re-enter on Yandell Drive.
Commuters are asked to follow all detour signs.