IH 110 and U.S. 54 (Patriot Freeway) parallel one another in a dual freeway configuration before parting ways for Juarez, Mexico and Loop 375 respectively. Photo taken by Jake Bear and Kevin Trinkle (08/07/10).
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.