East El Paso drivers will deal with closure of busy streets

East El Paso closure

Drivers in east El Paso will be dealing with a closure at a busy intersection over the weekend.

El Paso Electric crews will be relocating transmission poles and lines. The closures will be in effect Friday through Sunday from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. the following day.

The northbound lanes of Zaragoza Road will be closed at Saul Kleinfeld Drive. Drivers can turn left onto Saul Kleinfeld or right onto Crested Quail Drive.

The westbound lanes of Montwood Drive will close at Joe Battle Boulevard. As an alternate route, commuters can turn south or north onto Joe Battle Boulevard.

Eastbound lanes of Montwood will also be closed at Firehouse Drive. Drivers can use Bob Mitchell Drive as an alternate route.

Lanes going south on Joe Battle will be closed at Montwood. Drivers can continue south on Joe Battle or turn left onto Montwood.

Some business owners were left wondering why the closures are being done during a busy time.

“Why is it being done on the weekend and maybe not a Monday or Tuesday,” said Chris Ryan, manager at Chuco Boss.

Duke Duran who manages the Tire Connection knows some of the closures have to be done to make upgrades to the area.

“Any improvements they do is great, we just have to deal at this time,” Duran said.

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