Part of I-10 to shutdown for 27 hours as crews demolish overpass

GO10 is the largest project TXDOT's El Paso District has taken on. The focus of the project is to help traffic flow along a heavily commuted portion of I-10 along west El Paso between the Executive Center Boulevard and North Mesa Street exits.

TXDOT started construction in April 2015, and it is expected to be complete in 2019.

As crews advance into new phases of the project, drivers need to prepare for and expect large scale detours and closures.

The latest includes a complete shutdown of I-10 eastbound at Redd Road for 27 hours Sunday. The closure will start at 3 a.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday so that crews can demolish the I-10 East Overpass at North Mesa.

Crews will also be re-striping I-10 Eastbound lanes and demolishing the existing I-10 Eastbound structure. Once the closure is lifted, eastbound traffic will be driving on the new median of the I-10 overpass and the I-10 eastbound bridge structure will be gone. The switch will stay in place for at least four months.

Drivers are advised to avoid the area and are encouraged to use alternate routes such as Transmountain Road (Loop 375), Doniphan Drive (SH 20) and Paisano Drive (US 85). Otherwise drivers must prepare for delays and follow the detours that will be in place.

Traffic on I-10 East will be detoured at the Redd Road Exit (Exit 9) and onto Doniphan Drive (SH 20). Traffic will be able to re-enter I-10 East from Sunland Park Drive.

North Mesa Street (SH 20) in both directions will be completely closed at the I-10 Overpass.

South Desert Boulevard frontage road will be closed to through-traffic between Redd Road and Thorn Avenue, and completely closed to all traffic after Thorn Avenue and traffic will detour onto Doniphan Drive (SH 20).

For updates on GO10 and current road conditions follow @KFOXTraffic on twitter.

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