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I-10 Closing Nightly for Construction in El Paso

The Texas Department of Transportation reports that I-10 will close nightly, through Thursday, July 12  while crews build the Sunland Park Drive overpass.

  • I-10 eastbound will close completely at the North Mesa overpass. Motorists will be detoured onto Doniphan Drive and will be able to re-enter I-10 eastbound from Sunland Park Drive.
  • The North Mesa Street entrance ramp to I-10 eastbound will close.
  • I-10 westbound will close completely at the Sunland Park overpass. Motorists will be detoured onto North Mesa Street (SH 20) to the North Mesa entrance ramp to I-10 westbound.
  • The Sunland Park Drive overpass will close completely in both directions.
  • The Sunland Park entrance ramp to I-10 westbound will close.
  • The Resler Drive entrance ramp to I-10 eastbound will close.

Crews will be setting bridge girders for the new Sunland Park Drive overpass. Closures will be from 9 p.m. each night to 6 a.m. each morning

Note: GO 10’s nightly closure of I-10 westbound at Sunland Park may be overshadowed by a closure of I-10 westbound at Executive Center on the same nights. The closure of I-10 westbound at Executive is being conducted by a different TxDOT project called Mesa Park.


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Lane Closures for Major I-10 Paving Project in Louisiana

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced lane closures have begun for the start of a $17 million project to complete asphalt paving on the I-10 South Service Road, from Green Acres to the Orleans Parish Line. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., through Friday, July 13, the westbound and eastbound lanes will have alternating lane closures with a flagging operation.

The project is estimated for completion in its entirety in late 2018.

All construction activity is weather dependent and may be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather. DOTD appreciates the motoring public’s patience and reminds drivers to please exercise caution when traveling through work zone areas and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment. Area residents should exercise caution when driving, walking or biking near an active work zone.


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Lane Closures, Reduced Speeds for I-10 Construction in New Mexico

The New Mexico Department of Transportation reports the following I-10 construction and maintenance operation impacting travel through August 2018.

  • Deming, NM (Mile post 96)
    The New Mexico Department of Transportation will have maintainers on the roadway for bridge and roadway repairs.
    Traffic will encounter lanes closures on the westbound passing (left) lane west of Akela. Speed limits will be reduced to 55 mph, motorists are asked to reduce speed, obey posted signs, and use extreme caution, as well as continue to be cautious of heavy equipment and construction personnel in the area. Monday through Thursday from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm.

Construction is expected to be completed by August 2018.


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Holiday Drivers Beware: Terrible Tuesday

INRIX, in collaboration with the American Automobile Association, predicts drivers will experience the worst congestion over the holiday week on Tuesday, July 3 in the late afternoon – as commuters leave work early and mix with holiday travelers. Travel times could increase two-fold in the major metros across the U.S., with drivers in Los Angeles, New York and Washington D.C. experiencing the most significant delays.

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AAA: Nearly 47 Million Americans Will Set New Independence Day Holiday Travel Record

A record-breaking 46.9 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home this Independence Day holiday, an increase of more than 5 percent compared with last year and the highest number since AAA started tracking 18 years ago. For the 39.7 million Americans planning a Fourth of July road trip, INRIX, a global transportation analytics company, predicts travel times in the most congested cities in the U.S. could be twice as long than the normal trip, with Tuesday being the busiest day.

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