- the GO 10 website
- GO 10 Twitter and Facebook
- email to the news media & to subscribers of GO 10’s traffic alerts
- roadside digital message boards
You are looking at a coordination effort between GO 10 and the Border West Expressway (BWE). As you know, the BWE has shutdown Paisano Drive (US 85) for several months. That shutdown includes the complete closure of the US 85 Bridges. GO 10 is taking advantage of the Paisano closure to accelerate its portion of the work in this area, which includes the US 85 Bridge that spans across I-10. This area, where US 85 meets I-10, is the reason these two massive projects must be implemented at the same time.
Although it will not be possible for the GO 10 project to complete all work in this area (I-10 and US 85) by the BWE target date of February 2017, both projects will be able to be accelerated with the downtime of Paisano Drive (US 85) greatly reduced. More information about the work in this area of I-10 can be found at www.go10elpaso.com.
People should know that we are in the thick of GO 10 and BWE adjoining construction work. We ask for patience at this time, as well as understanding. Crews are working in 100-plus degree heat; they are working with hot mix and hot tar; they are working nights and Sundays; they are working alongside high-speed traffic, including 80,000-pound semi-trucks. Please slow down, put your devices away, and thank you for your support.
The following high profile bridges are slated for demolition and reconstruction (not in this order):
- I-10 Bridge at North Mesa Street (SH 20)
- Resler Overpass
- Sunland Park Overpass
- Sunland Park Bridge (underneath the Sunland Park Overpass)
- US 85 Bridges
- Buena Vista Bridge (aka the Bridge to Nowhere)
There are other bridges slated for demolition; but, they do not pass over I-10. There are also other bridges that won't be demolished, but simply widened.
It is difficult to pinpoint which bridge will be next.
- Currently, GO 10 has been hard at work on the I-10 Bridge over North Mesa Street (SH 20). Barrier is there now in preparation for heightened bridge work. The I-10 Bridge at North Mesa Street (SH 20) will be all new, featuring a complete and full span over North Mesa Street (SH 20), meaning no columns in the median of North Mesa Street (SH 20).
- On the other hand, GO 10 engineers and the contractor are looking at the westbound Sunland Park Exit Ramp, which is a bridge. The ramp will be demolished and re-built; but, not before a temporary exit ramp is built and open to traffic.
- The Buena Vista Bridge (aka the Bridge to Nowhere) could go down sometime this year; but, an exact date is not scheduled at this time.
GO 10 is a $158 million transformation of I-10 for six miles between Executive and North Mesa. One of the key improvements will be the addition of lanes, including collector-distributor (CD) lanes. The bridges are not compatible with the new lanes. Therefore, many of the bridges inside the GO 10 construction zone must be demolished and reconfigured to tie into the new lanes.