Interstate 110 Texas
IH 110 connects IH 10 and U.S. 54 (Patriot Freeway) in El Paso with the Bridge of the Americas Port of Entry into Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. The short freeway also provides local access to U.S. 62 (Paisano Drive) and Chamizal National Memorial. IH 110 southbound travels independent of U.S. 54 on flyover ramps, and the same northbound with the exception of the ramp to IH 10 west. U.S. 54 north from IH 10 along the Patriot Freeway is not a part of the Interstate highway system.
Prior to 2010, the IH 110 designation was unmarked. Signs previously acknowledged only Juarez, Mexico from U.S. 54 (Patriot Freeway) southbound, and IH 10, U.S. 54 and U.S. 180 from the port of entry exit northbound. IH 110 is one of two Interstate branch routes that end at the international border. The other is Interstate 190 at Niagara Falls, New York.
I-10 Connect Project
Currently under study, the I-10 Connect Project includes a redesign of the IH 110 spur to the Bridge of the Americas Port of Entry, and improved connectivity between IH 10 and SL 375 (Cesar E. Chavez Border Highway). The project goals address traffic congestion at the border crossing, and the use of local roads by commercial trucks to connect from IH 10 to Loop 375.
North End – El Paso, TX
South End – El Paso, TX
Mileage – 0.92
Cities – El Paso
- Junctions –
Source: December 31, 2018 Interstate Route Log and Finders List
I-110 Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT)
|Location||Vehicles per day|
|South of US 62||36,117|
|US 54 to IH 10||68,013|
Source: 2018 AADT – TxDOT Statewide Planning Map
IH 110 travels through the Chamizal National Memorial. Located on both sides of the International border, the park was created after a boundary dispute between the United States and Mexico. The disputed land arose when the Rio Grande shifted course in 1864. Establishment of the memorial in 1964 settled the issue.
Alternate 9, the preferred option, includes the elimination of the three level interchange joining IH 110 with U.S. 62 (Paisano Drive), and expansion of the southbound roadway to six and eight lanes. This will eliminate local access from the freeway spur to El Paso, defaulting motorists taking the route south into the Port of Entry. Alternate 9 also includes the addition of ramps from IH 10 to U.S. 54 south for LP 375, and a new ramp from U.S. 54 north to the IH 10 eastbound flyover from IH 110 north. A consultant at the TxDot open house meeting held in January 2017 indicated that signs for Juarez, Mexico will again omit IH 110.1
The Texas Bureau of Public Roads approved the designation of IH 110 with 0.891 certified miles on March 28, 1967. AASHTO approved the addition to the Interstate system on June 30, 1970. Completion of the freeway occurred in 1973.
A two-lane flyover connects with U.S. 54 (Patriot Freeway) east to Fort Bliss while a single lane ramp turns southward to IH 110 for U.S. 62 (Paisano Drive) at Chamizal National Memorial. There is no access to U.S. 54 west to Loop 375, but one is proposed as part of the I-10 Connect project. Photo taken 04/25/17.
North End Throwback
South End – / Bridge of the Americas Port of Entry – El Paso, Texas
Patriot Freeway west at
U.S. 62 (Paisano Drive) meets IH 110 just north of the Bridge of the Americas Port of Entry. The full access exchange provides connections with IH 110 north to U.S. 54 (Patriot Freeway) and IH 10, and the border crossing south to Federal Highway 45 and Ciudad Juárez. The I-10 Connect project will eliminate this interchange. Photo taken 01/14/06.