GO 10 crews will close the Sunland Park Drive overpass for at least five months and until further notice starting on April 30. During this closure, traffic will be detoured onto the newly constructed turnaround bridge located adjacent to the closed overpass (as illustrated by the pink and blue lines).
This closure is necessary so crews may begin the process of replacing the Sunland Park Drive overpass (between the two traffic signals, shaded in red). The replaced overpass will have an increased clearance height and additional lanes. Its new support columns will be located to make way for the collector-distributor (CD) lanes, which run alongside I-10's main lanes.
The detour onto the adjacent bridge will mean fewer through-lanes for motorists trying to get across I-10. This condition will be in place for at least five months and until further notice.
Prior to closure of the overpass, crews will open the new Sunland Park flyover ramp (as indicated by the green line). That means motorists coming from North Mesa Street will have the flyover ramp to enter I-10 East; and, motorists coming from Doniphan Drive will have the dedicated-right-turn lane to get onto Paisano Drive (US 85) to enter I-10 East.
By 6 a.m. April 30, traffic patterns will be changed at the Sunland Park Drive overpass. For folks using the overpass, it is going to be tough because there will only be three lanes available (as shown by the pink and blue lines). GO 10 encourages folks to consider using a different interchange to get across I-10 during this closure, especially during peak rush hours. Other interchanges include I-10 at Thorn Avenue, I-10 at Redd Road, and I-10 at Executive Center Boulevard.
If you plan to use the Sunland Park interchange, then be sure to expect delays and allow yourself more drive time.
Ultimately, the goal for GO 10 is to be substantially finished with structures at the I-10/Sunland Park interchange by December 2018. Hang in there!
All closures are subject to change. Check for the latest information at go10elpaso.com under the “traffic alerts” tab.