With all the progress made so far in GO 10’s six-mile corridor between Executive Center Boulevard (exit 16) and North Mesa (exit 11), talks have started on the best approach to begin adding new lanes and shoulders to the section between Executive Center Boulevard and Sunland Park Drive. It is an operation that, according to the original plans, would require long-term closures of one lane in each direction of I-10 in this segment, reducing capacity from three lanes to two.
The good news is we are looking at an option that will allow all three lanes in the corridor to remain open to traffic during this phase of construction. It would require the shifting and re-striping of the existing lanes and the reduction of the inside shoulder.
We are not saying this will be easy for drivers, and this may still result in slow downs and congestion; but, this is wholeheartedly an effort to come up with outside-the-box solutions and keep traffic moving on three lanes, rather than the originally planned two lanes.
If successful, this alternate approach will allow the contractor to construct the new outside fourth lane with the least possible impact to traffic flow. Once complete, traffic would then be shifted to the new lanes while the inside lanes are re-constructed – all the while keeping three lanes open to traffic.
This work will become reality sometime within the next 30 days or so. Detailed updates will be posted to this website (under Traffic Alerts) as they become available. Until then, GO 10 construction activities will continue to be confined largely to nighttime hours and weekends, with deliberate efforts to avoid scheduling major closures during the peak rush hours.
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