I-10 East, West at Spaghetti Bowl to Close for 27 hours Sunday
Work on the I-10 Connect project in Central El Paso around the Spaghetti Bowl area will result in the complete closure of I-10 in both directions at US-54 for 27 hours beginning at 3 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 11 through 6 a.m. Monday, Aug. 12.
If you have to travel from one end of the city to the other, plan on it taking longer than usual or plan on taking a more roundabout route to your east or west side destination.
“You may want to take a scenic detour over Transmountain and bask in the beauty of our mountain,” suggests Jennifer Wright, Public Affairs Officer for TxDot. “You can also take Loop 375 Cesar Chavez and cruise along the border.”
Or if you don’t mind a slow go with lots of traffic lights, Wright suggests "taking Montana or Alameda and checking out some old neighborhood haunts." Or you could just hang at home or in your own hood and avoid the whole thing entirely.
In case you’re wondering “whyyyyyy??!!,” it's because crews will be placing concrete bridge girders over I-10 for one of four new direct connector ramps being built as part of the I-10 Connect Project.
Below is a detailed list of roadways and ramps which will be closed from 3am Sunday, August 11, through 6am Monday, August 12, and detours:
I-10 westbound will be closed to all traffic between Copia Street and Reynolds Street
I-10 eastbound will be closed to all traffic at US 54
Ramp C which connects northbound US 54 to westbound I-10 closed to all traffic
Ramp F which connects westbound I-10 to Juárez will be closed to all traffic
Ramp G which connects eastbound I-10 to Juárez will be closed to all traffic
Ramp H which connects eastbound I-10 to northbound US 54 closed to all traffic
Ramp L which connects Gateway West to I-10 west at Raynolds closed to all traffic
The on-ramp that connects Gateway East to I-10 at Loop 478 (Copia Street) closed
Below are the detours traffic will be forced to take:
EASTBOUND I-10 DETOUR: All traffic must take Exit 22A (Loop 478/Copia Street), continue on Gateway East to Raynolds and re-enter I-10
EASTBOUND I-10 DETOUR TO NORTHBOUND US 54: After taking the above detour, take Exit 24B (Trowbridge Drive), take the newly widened turnaround at Trowbridge, enter westbound I-10, take Exit 22B (US 54/Alamogordo/Juárez/Fort Bliss) to northbound US 54
EASTBOUND I-10 DETOUR TO JUÁREZ: After taking the above detour, continue on Gateway East and turn left on US 62 (Paisano Drive) to the Bridge of the Americas
WESTBOUND I-10 DETOUR: All traffic must take Exit 22B (US 54/Alamogordo/Juárez/Fort Bliss) to northbound US 54, take Exit 23 (Cassidy Road/Fort Bliss), take Exit 22B (Pershing Drive) and use the newly widened turnaround at Pershing to enter southbound US 54, then follow signs to signs to westbound I-10 or Juárez