Interstate 110 Texas

I-110 Texas
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Overview

IH-110 south at US 62 - El Paso, TX
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.

Route Information

  • North End – El Paso, TX

  • South End – El Paso, TX

  • Mileage – 0.92

  • Cities – El Paso

  • JunctionsI-10

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

The future corridor of Interstate 110 through El Paso in 1966.

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.

I-10 Connect Project Map
The Connect I-10 Study Area in El Paso.

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

History

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.

Highway Guides

North End I-10 US 54 – El Paso, Texas

I-110 North at I-10 US 54 US 180

IH 110 north at IH 10/US 54 - El Paso, TX

IH 110 runs along side U.S. 54 in a dual freeway configuration. The mainline separates into a slip ramp for U.S. 54 north to IH 10/U.S. 180 west and a flyover directly onto IH 10/U.S. 180 east. Photo taken 04/25/17.

I-10 US 180 East at I-110 US 54

IH 10/US 180 east at IH 110/US 54 - El Paso, TX

IH 10/U.S. 180 lead away from Downtown El Paso to Piedra Street and an easterly turn to a split diamond interchange (Exit 22A) with Loop 478 (Copia Street). Exit 22B quickly follows for IH 110 south and U.S. 54 (Patriot Freeway) east. Photo taken 04/25/17.

IH 10/US 180 east at IH 110/US 54 - El Paso, TX

Two lanes separate from IH 10/U.S. 180 east for a lengthy off-ramp (Exit 22B) to U.S. 54 (Patriot Freeway) east and IH 110 south. Signs for IH 110 only reference Juárez, Mexico. Photo taken 04/25/17.

IH 10/US 180 east at IH 110/US 54 - El Paso, TX

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.

I-10 US 180 West at I-110 US 54

IH 10 west at IH 110/US 54 - El Paso, TX

Guide signs along IH 10 west omit IH 110, referencing Juárez, Mexico instead. The freeway merges with U.S. 180 just east of the IH 110 north end. Photo taken 04/25/17.

IH 10 west at IH 110/US 54 - El Paso, TX

IH 10 travels below grade with eight overall lanes from Raynolds Street west to the four-level interchange with IH 110 south and U.S. 54 (Patriot Freeway) east. Photo taken 04/25/17.

IH 10 west at IH 110/US 54 - El Paso, TX

Two lanes depart from IH 10/U.S. 180 west for U.S. 54 (Patriot Freeway) north to Fort Bliss and IH 110 south to Juárez, Mexico. There is no access to U.S. 54 west from IH 10 presently, but proposed changes with the I-10 Connect Project will add that connection. Photo taken 04/25/17.

IH 10 west at IH 110/US 54 - El Paso, TX

Traffic partitions along the flyover from Exit 22B for U.S. 54 (Patriot Freeway) east to Alamogordo, New Mexico and IH 110 south to U.S. 62 (Paisano Drive) and the Bridge of the Americas into Mexico. Photo taken 04/25/17.

I-110 South

IH 110 south at US 62 - El Paso, TX

Flyovers from IH 10/U.S. 180 combine along side U.S. 54 (Patriot Freeway) south. Two lanes continue directly to the three-level interchange with U.S. 62 and the Cordova Port of Entry from IH 110 south. Photo taken 04/25/17.

IH 110 south at US 62 - El Paso, TX

IH 110 partitions with U.S. 54 (Patriot Freeway) at a wye interchange. Ramps simultaneously join IH 110 south from U.S. 54 west and depart from IH 110 south to U.S. 62 (Paisano Drive). Photo taken 04/25/17.

I-110 North End Throwback

I-110 North US 54 East

IH 110 north at IH 10/US 54 - 2006

IH 110 shifts eastward through a wye interchange to merge along the right side of U.S. 54 (Patriot Freeway) north leading to IH 10/U.S. 180. Photo taken 01/14/06.

IH 110 north at IH 10/US 54 - 2000

These button copy signs formerly directed traffic at the ramp split (then Exit 1A) from IH 110 north. They were replaced by 2005. Photo taken by Jeff Royston (12/00).

US 54 east at IH 10/US 180 - 2006

The connection from IH 110 north to IH 10/U.S. 180 west requires motorists to briefly merge onto U.S. 54 (Patriot Freeway) eastbound. Photo taken 01/14/06.

US 54 east at IH 10/US 180 - 2006

A distributor roadway and loop ramp (Exit 21B / old Exit 1C) for IH 10/U.S. 180 west departs from U.S. 54 east a short distance after the IH 110 end. Photo taken 01/14/06.

I-10 East at I-110

IH 10/US 180 east at IH 110/US 54 - 2006

This sign bridge directed traffic to both Copia Street and the forthcoming flyovers for U.S. 54 (Patriot Freeway) and IH 110 south. It was removed by 2007. Photo taken 01/14/06.

IH 10/US 180 east at IH 110/US 54 - 2006

Former button copy overhead posted along IH 10 east at the Raynor Street underpass for U.S. 54 and unsigned IH 110. U.S. 54 originates 1.2 miles to the south at Loop 375. Photo taken 01/14/06.

IH 10/US 180 east at IH 110/US 54 - 2006

Two lanes part ways with IH 10/U.S. 180 east a half mile ahead of the four level interchange with U.S. 54 (Patriot Freeway) and IH 110. The two routes travel side by side toward U.S. 62 (Paisano Drive). Photo taken 01/14/06.

IH 10/US 180 east at IH 110/US 54 - 2006

Traffic partitions between a two lane flyover for U.S. 54 (Patriot Freeway) east toward Fort Bliss and Alamogordo, New Mexico and a single lane ramp onto unsigned IH 110 south. Photo taken 01/14/06.

South End – US 62 / Bridge of the Americas Port of Entry – El Paso, Texas

US 54 Patriot Freeway west at I-110 US 62

US 54 west at IH 110/US 62 - El Paso, TX

Flyover ramps from IH 10 east and west combine to form the southbound roadway of IH 110 adjacent to the U.S. 54 (Patriot Freeway) mainline. Both freeways travel south over SH 20 (Alameda Avenue) to a wye interchange (Exit 20B). Photo taken by Jake Bear and Kevin Trinkle (08/07/10).

US 54 west at IH 110/US 62 - El Paso, TX

A two-lane ramp (Exit 20B) departs from U.S. 54 (Patriot Freeway) westbound to adjacent IH 110 as the freeway curves west to U.S. 62 and the port of entry into Juárez, Mexico. Photo taken by Jake Bear and Kevin Trinkle (08/07/10).

I-110 South

IH 110 south at Cordova Int'l Bridge - El Paso, TX

Two lanes of IH 110 emerge from below the three level interchange with U.S. 62 (Paisano Drive) ahead of the Cordova International Bridge over the Rio Grande. Photo taken by Robert Lee (06/06).

IH 110 south at Cordova Int'l Bridge - El Paso, TX

Entering the Bridge of the Americas Port of Entry at the south end of IH 110. With the exception of the final U-turn to the left, all traffic defaults into Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. Photo taken by Robert Lee (06/06).

I-110 North

IH 110 north at US 62 - El Paso, TX

Guide signs installed beyond the customs station in 2010 acknowledged IH 110. Traffic exiting the border station from the left defaults onto the freeway north to IH 10, while the right exit includes access to U.S. 62 (Paisano Drive). Photo taken 04/25/17.

IH 110 north at US 62 - El Paso, TX

A three-level interchange joins IH 110 with U.S. 62 (Paisano Drive) west to Downtown El Paso and east to U.S. 54 (Patriot Freeway), the El Paso Zoo and the El Paso County Coliseum. Photo taken 04/25/17.

IH 110 north at US 62 - El Paso, TX

Service roads connect ramps between IH 110 and U.S. 62 (Paisano Drive) at signalized intersections. Chamizal National Memorial lies southwest of the exchange. Photo taken 04/25/17.

IH 110 north at San Antonio St - El Paso, TX

The on-ramp from U.S. 62 (Paisano Drive) to IH 110 north includes local access to San Antonio Avenue. The I-10 Connect project will retain this connection to the adjacent neighborhood. Photo taken 04/25/17.

US 62 West at I-110

US 62 west at IH 110 - El Paso, TX

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.

US 62 East at I-110

US 62 east at IH 110 - El Paso, TX

U.S. 62 originates along side U.S. 85 at the border crossing along El Paso Street south of Downtown El Paso. Paisano Drive leads U.S. 62 east along a four lane arterial to Chamizal National Memorial and succeeding interchanges with IH 110 and U.S. 54. Photo taken 01/14/06.

I-110 South End Throwback

US 54 west at IH 110/US 62 - 2006

Button copy signs posted on the U.S. 54 (Patriot Freeway) westbound viaduct one half mile ahead of what was Exit 0B to unsigned I-110. Photo taken 01/14/06.

US 54 west at IH 110/US 62 - 2006

Signs for IH 110 only referenced Juárez, Mexico prior to 2010. U.S. 54 ends in three quarters of a mile at State Loop 375 (Cesar Chavez Border Highway). Photo taken 01/14/06.

IH 110 south at US 62 - 2005

Guide signs over the ramp from IH 110 south to U.S. 62 (Paisano Drive) previously referenced the connection from U.S. 62 to U.S. 54 west for Loop 375 (Cesar Chavez Border Highway) Photo taken by Kevin Trinkle (02/27/05).

IH 110 north at US 62 - 2006

The zero milepost for IH 110 stands just beyond the Bridge of the Americas Port of Entry. Photo taken by Robert Lee (06/06).

IH 110 north at US 62 - 2006

Button copy signs at the northbound beginning of IH 110 previously referenced only the connections with IH 10 and U.S. 54/180. Photo taken by Kevin Trinkle (07/31/06).

IH 110 north at San Antonio St - 2006

Button copy signs at the ramp split from U.S. 62 (Paisano Drive) to IH 110 north and San Antonio Street. Photo taken 01/14/06.

Sources:

  1. Will I-110 (TX) go un-signed once again?” online posting by mwb1848, AARoads Forum, August 25, 2016.

Page updated August 21, 2019.