Go-10 closures impact west El Paso traffic for third Sunday in a row
EL PASO, Texas —
Drivers in west El Paso are dealing with some major closures and heavy traffic for the third weekend in a row.
The line of cars on I-10 East stretched from North Mesa down to Redd Road Sunday.
It’s the third week in a row that part of the freeway has shut down for the ongoing GO-10 project.
“I think it’s really annoying, and I think that El Paso is way too small to have a closure like that,” said west El Pasoan Hannah Bjorkman.
On Sunday, I-10 east shut down from the North Mesa exit to the North Mesa entrance ramp.
Crews poured fresh concrete on that stretch of freeway, and they're letting it dry.
So, drivers had to get creative with their planning.
Drivers were advised to take alternate routes, for example, taking Doniphan Drive.
Nevertheless, there were a lot of people caught in the backup.
Bumper to bumper traffic frustrated people on the freeway so much, they chose to make alternate routes of their own -- jumping the curb, cutting through the sand and getting on South Desert Boulevard instead.
KFOX14 witnessed several near accidents on the I-10.
The good news -- this is the last 27 hour closure in the near future.
El Pasoans are just happy they'll have a break from all this soon.
“It'll be over with. Hopefully it’s over with soon. Then, we can get back on the road and nobody has to deal with all the traffic,” Bjorkman said.
The closure will end at 6 a.m. Monday, just in time for the Monday morning commute.