The New Mexico Department of Transportation will keep the I-10 eastbound to I-25 northbound ramp closed until repairs can be made.
On Tuesday, July 11, 2023, at approximately 8:45 p.m. a commercial motor vehicle loaded with diesel fuel overturned on the I-10 to I-25 ramp catching fire. The driver was able to free himself before the truck and trailer were fully engulfed, burning for several hours. Due to the high heat the bridge deck and other bridge components were severely damaged. Engineers have since determined the structural integrity of the bridge is still intact.
At current, the department is securing emergency funds and a contractor to make the required repairs. The overall bridge structure repairs are estimated at just under $1 million and roadway repairs are estimated at $30,000. The ramp has no known reopening date at this time.
Citizens are strongly encouraged to obey the road closure and stay out of the area. As work is ongoing, vehicles and pedestrians in the area hinder work and create an unsafe environment for the maintenance personnel and the citizens themselves.
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