Miércoles, Abril 18, 2018

On March 19, GO 10 crews began demolishing the flyover ramp at the Sunland Park interchange.

 

They started demo of the ramp alongside I-10, near the Sunland Park auto dealerships. On the other end of the flyover ramp, crews began demolishing a 600-foot-long section of pavement that approaches the ramp.

 
In this picture, crews can be seen working from atop the old flyover ramp, pulverizing pavement and breaking down exposed concrete beams alongside I-10. This photo was taken on March 23 with the photographer standing on the new Sunland Park flyover ramp, set to open on April 30.

Click on the image to see more photos of the demolition.

 

Crews demo’d the flyover ramp as much as they could without shutting down I-10.

 

Pay attention. Back-to-back weekend closures ahead!

This is really the tough part.

 

Demolition of the flyover ramp will continue after crews remove the Sunland Park Drive overpass, set to take place starting the night of Friday, May 4 and continuing through the weekend.

 
To demolish the overpass, GO 10 will close I-10 in both directions at Sunland Park all weekend: 9 p.m. Friday, May 4 to 6 a.m. Monday, May 7.
 

The good news is eastbound and westbound traffic exiting from I-10 will be able to stay on the frontage ramps to immediately re-enter I-10. (easy-peasy)

 

But wait! Keep reading.

The heavy work continues!

 

Once we get that pesky overpass demolished, we will disrupt your commute again on the very next weekend so we can dismantle the Sunland Park flyover ramp.

 
To remove the flyover, GO 10 will close I-10 in both directions at Sunland Park all weekend: 9 p.m. Friday, May 11 to 6 a.m. Monday, May 14. 
 

The detour for I-10 eastbound traffic will be a quick exit from I-10, stay on the frontage ramp, and re-enter I-10 at the very next ramp (easy-peasy); but, I-10 westbound traffic will have to exit at Executive Center Boulevard (Exit 16), then follow North Mesa Street (SH 20) to re-enter I-10 Westbound at the North Mesa Street (SH 20) entrance ramp. (not as easy)

 

There will be no access to the Sunland Park westbound entrance ramp. Sunland Park Drive will also be closed during this weekend between Mesa Hills Drive and Paisano Drive.

 

A third weekend closure may be needed May 18-21 if work does not progress as planned. Work progress during the two previous weekends could be impeded by factors such as wind.

For the latest information check our website www.go10elpaso.com, and go to our Traffic Alerts page. Or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/go10elpaso or Twitter (@go10ep).

 

There is a pay-off to all this disruption.

GO 10 is working hard to be finished with structures in the Sunland Park area by December this year.

 

We know you’re rooting for us, so please forgive the mess, don’t drive distracted, expect delays, and allow yourself more drive time so you can arrive on time, unflustered.

 

All closures are subject to change. Check for the latest information at go10elpaso.com under the “traffic alerts” tab.

 
 
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