Posted on February 22, 2024

Investing in Our Infrastructure: El Paso Electric Gears Up for Growth in Far East El Paso by Extending Power Lines Across I-10

EL PASO, Texas (February 22, 2024) – El Paso Electric (EPE) will require four (4) overnight closures as part of an infrastructure expansion project. This closure will allow EPE to extend transmission and distribution power lines across I-10 to interconnect to a new substation. EPE will begin construction of the Eastlake substation to reliably meet increased energy use and demand from increased customer growth in far east El Paso.

This project will require the closure of east- and westbound lanes of I-10 and Gateway Blvds. East and West. Commuters should follow detour signage and respect traffic barricades.

I-10 Closure Information:

  • 9:00 p.m. Sunday, February 25 through 6:00 a.m. Monday, February 26
  • 9:00 p.m. Monday, February 26 through 6:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 27
  • 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 27 through 6:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 28
  • 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 28 through 6:00 a.m. Thursday, February 29
  • I-10 east- and westbound lanes will be closed between Loop 375 and Horizon Blvd.
  • Gateway Blvd. East will be closed between Burgundy Dr. and Horizon Blvd.
  • Gateway Blvd. West will be closed between Horizon Blvd. and Loop 375.

To safely work on this project, commuters should follow detour signage and respect traffic barricades. Closure and traffic detours will be assisted by local law enforcement, Texas Department of Transportation and Apache Barricade & Sign.

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