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Motorists driving through N. Mesa intersection near I-10 confused over new traffic pattern

N. Mesa Street intersection near I-10

A temporary traffic pattern in west El Paso is causing confusion and traffic.

North Mesa Street (Exit 11) around Interstate 10 in west El Paso has undergone some roadway changes as part of the Texas Department of Transportation’s Go 10 project.

On June 18, after a 27-hour closure Father’s Day, motorists traveling through the area noticed more detour signs and orange cones in the area.

Even with all the signage, some drivers are caught off guard.

KFOX14 cameras captured motorists driving through the Valero gas station at 7660 N. Mesa who didn’t obey the detour signs.

The temporary change -- North Mesa Street (SH 20) -- is reduced to one lane in both directions between Osborne and Remcon streets so crews can work on the project.

Crews will be upgrading all the pavement along North Mesa Street (SH 20) between Osborne Drive and Remcon Circle. Pavement replacement will take several months to complete.

Motorists that exit I-10 West at North Mesa (Exit 11) may have noticed the signalized intersection at North Mesa Street (SH 20) has shifted to the left, closer to the I-10 overpass.

TxDOT officials said traffic on Interstate 10 west are being moved off the main lanes of the interstate and onto the new westbound collector distributor lanes. That lanes switch begins at Resler Drive.

Work is expected to be completed before December 2018.

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