GO 10 held a meeting on April 17 to talk to owners and managers of businesses affected by GO 10 construction. The meeting was held at Sunland Park Mall, a long-time partner of GO 10.
About 20 people attended to discuss the work left to be done by GO 10, and how it will affect their businesses. Questions included:
Since GO 10 is working at both the Sunland interchange and the Mesa interchange, simultaneously, how will people be able to get across I-10 (from the mountain side of I-10 to the valley side)?
Redd Road, Thorn Avenue, and Executive Center Boulevard are alternate interchanges. For motorists who cannot use the alternate interchanges, North Mesa and Sunland Park will be open; but, traffic delays are to be expected.
When will work be complete at Sunland Park and North Mesa?
Crews are working hard to be done by the end of November; but, keep in mind, the construction schedule can be affected by weather and other factors such as mechanical breakdowns. Although the work is extensive and disruptive, the project’s aggressive 2018 schedule is akin to ripping off a band-aid quickly, as opposed to dragging out the sticky situation into 2019.
The April 17th meeting was organized by GO 10 because impacts to traffic are at its highest and will continue to be high for the remainder of 2018.
With an official contract end date of April 2019, project leaders are aiming to be substantially complete (and be mostly out of motorists’ way) by the end of this year.
Edgar Ortega, franchise owner of the Chick-fil-A at 7597 North Mesa Street, received an in-depth look at how crews will maintain access to his business while replacing the pavement on North Mesa Street (SH 20). In this photo, Jennifer Wright of TxDOT explains the construction phases planned for North Mesa Street and how traffic will shift around during the next several months.
Meeting attendees representing businesses such as the Holiday Inn, Sunland Park Mall, and Sun Metro discuss the upcoming May weekend closures at Sunland Park interchange.