I-10 East at N. Mesa Will Close for 27 Hours Again Beginning Sunday
Stop me if you've heard this before: TxDot Crews will be shutting down a section of I-10 East in west El Paso this weekend.
For the second straight Sunday, a major GO10 project will require a 27-hour closure of I-10 East at N. Mesa. As a result, those traveling through west El Paso on Sunday will have to weather another frustrating day of bumper to bumper traffic.
According to a notice on the GO10 website, I-10 East will be shut down completely at North Mesa (Exit 11) starting at 3 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, through 6 a.m. Monday, Nov. 13.
The closure is necessary to allow crews to pour the concrete bridge deck onto the new I-10 East overpass at N. Mesa and allow the fresh concrete to dry and harden undisturbed by the vibrations caused by adjacent I-10 Eastbound traffic.
During the pour, N. Mesa under the I-10 overpass will be closed in both directions. Once crews are finished pouring the bridge deck overhead, N. Mesa will be re-opened to traffic. There is no word on how long it will take, but there's a chance it could be sooner than 6 a.m. Monday.
Sunday, Nov. 12, 3 a.m. to 6 a.m. Monday, Nov. 13
•I-10 Eastbound will close completely between the North Mesa Exit (Exit 11) and the North Mesa Entrance Ramp.
•North Mesa Street (SH 20) will close in both directions under the I-10 Overpass. This closure may open sooner than 6 am Nov. 13.
•The North Mesa Entrance Ramp to I-10 Eastbound will close. This closure may open sooner than 6 am Nov. 13.
Detour: Motorists will exit at N. Mesa, go to Doniphan Drive, take Doniphan Drive to Sunland Park Drive, then re-enter I-10 Eastbound at the Sunland Park Entrance Ramp.