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Interstate 10 West (El Paso County)

Interstate 10 West
Crossing into El Paso County, the speed limit drops to 70 MPH (daytime) due to the increased population density of the county. Photo taken September 28, 2006.
Advance signage for exit 55 (unnumbered) serving Tornillo, one mile. Photo taken September 28, 2006.
Exit 55 serves Tornillo. No towns exist along IH-10, as IH-10 was placed on a new alignment away from old U.S. 80 (now Texas 20). Photo taken September 28, 2006.
This is the last rest area along Interstate 10 in Texas. The next rest area is just north of El Paso across the New Mexico state line. Photo taken September 28, 2006.
FM 793 was designated in 1959 with the construction of IH-10, and simply serves Fabens. Photo taken September 28, 2006.
Advance signage for Exit 42, FM 1110 serving Clint. We are still parallelling TX 20 at this point, which is old US 80. Photo taken September 28, 2006.

Exit 42 serves the south end of the El Paso Mission Loop. Photo taken September 28, 2006.
Exit 42 departs here for FM 1110 to Clint. Photo taken September 28, 2006.
Advance signage for exit 37, FM 1281, Horizon Drive. We are starting to enter the southern reaches of the El Paso metropolitan area now. Photo taken September 28, 2006.
Exit 37 departs here as Horizon Drive (FM 1281) serving Horizon City. Photo taken September 28, 2006.
Distance sign to El Paso (the last one, to downtown) and Las Cruces. Photo taken September 28, 2006.
Advance signage for Exit 35, Eastlake Drive. Eastlake drive proceeds northeast to Horizon City. Photo taken September 28, 2006.
Exit 35 serves Eastlake Drive. The next exit is Loop 375, and we see the first signs for the loop here. Photo taken September 28, 2006.
The next exit is Exit 34, Loop 375, also serving Americas Avenue and Joe Battle Blvd. Photo taken September 28, 2006.
Use Exit 34 to reach the El Paso Missions Trail loop. Photo taken September 28, 2006.
Exit 34 along westbound is for Texas Loop 375, which acts as a bypass of the El Paso metro area to the north and east. It is partially a freeway, but some sections of it are a surface boulevard. Photo taken September 28, 2006.
The Loop 375 interchange is a full cloverleaf interchange, and the ramps split from the frontage road, as seen here. Photo taken September 28, 2006.
Exit 32, Zaragoza Drive also serves George Dieter Drive. TX 659 runs between TX Loop 375 on both north and south ends. Photo taken September 28, 2006.
Advance signage for exit 30, Lee Trevino Drive and Lomaland Drive. Photo taken September 28, 2006.
Lee Trevino Drive and Lomaland Drive exit here, at Exit 30. On eastbound IH-10, these exits are separated, but on westbound, they are together as one exit. Photo taken September 28, 2006.
Exit 28B serves Yarborough Drive and Sumac Drive. The next exit serves Viscount Road and McRae Blvd. Photo taken September 28, 2006.
Use exit 28A to reach Giles Road and Hunter Drive. Photo taken September 28, 2006.
Exit 28A, FM 2316 runs between IH-10 and US 62/180 to the north, serving the eastern suburbs of El Paso. We are now in El Paso, and the density of exits increases dramatically. The next two exits are Hawkins Blvd and Airway Blvd. Photo taken September 28, 2006.
Advance signage for Hawkins Blvd, one mile. Photo taken September 28, 2006.
Use exit 26 to reach the Cielo Vista Mall, one of three shopping malls in El Paso. Photo taken September 28, 2006.
Westbound Interstate 10 at Exit 26, Hawkins Boulevard. The next exit is El Paso International Airport, and the mileage sign indicates that the major interchange at U.S. 62-180 is just over three miles away. Photo taken September 28, 2006.
Use exit 25 to reach Fort Bliss and Biggs Army Air Field. Photo taken September 28, 2006.
Exit 25 is Airway Blvd. Use Airway Blvd to reach El Paso International Airport and US 62/180. The next exit serves Geronimo Drive and Trowbridge Drive. Photo taken September 28, 2006.
Exit 24 serves Geronimo Drive and Trowbridge Drive. TXDOT is in the process of re-signing all of Interstate 10 through El Paso, and the second photo shows the new Clearview signs. The next exits serve Paisano Drive and Raynolds Street. First photo taken September 28, 2006. Second photo taken October 18, 2008.
Use U.S. 54 and unsigned Interstate 110 to reach Juarez, Mexico, in 1.5 miles. Photo taken October 18, 2008.
Exit 23B is the junction with U.S. 62 and U.S. 180. Westbound U.S. 62 heads to the main border crossing near downtown El Paso; it culminates at its junction with U.S. 85. U.S. 62 takes a diagonal route from El Paso, crossing the midsection of the country en route to New York and its terminus at New York 104 in Niagara Falls, just shy of the Canadian Border. U.S. 180 is an orphaned route that was left behind after U.S. 80 was decommissioned west of Dallas. Westbound U.S. 180 merges onto Interstate 10 westbound, and it is well-signed for its remaining length in Texas. First photo taken September 28, 2006. Second photo taken October 18, 2008.
Use exit 23A to reach the Texas Tech medical center. Photo taken September 28, 2006.
A plethora of signs greet westbound Interstate 10 motorists for the downtown El Paso area interchanges. Exit 23A is the Reynolds Street exit. First photo taken September 28, 2006. Second photo taken October 18, 2008.
Exit 22B for U.S. 54, the Patriot Freeway, and the unsigned southbound beginning of Interstate 110 departs from Interstate 10 westbound. First photo taken September 28, 2006. Second photo taken October 18, 2008.
On the ramp to U.S. 54, the left lane joins unsigned Interstate 110 and the right joins U.S. 54 eastbound. Photo taken September 28, 2006.
In the shadows of the U.S. 54 stack interchange, the next exit is exit 22A, SL 478, Copia Street. Photo taken September 28, 2006.
Copia Street (SH 478) is served by Exit 22A. Photo taken September 28, 2006.
Advance signage for exit 21, serving Piedras Street. Photo taken September 28, 2006.
Piedras Street departs here as exit 21. The next three exits serve Cotton Street, Downtown and TX 20. Photo taken September 28, 2006.
Advance signage for Cotton Street, exit 20. The El Paso section of IH-10 makes heavy usage of auxiliary lanes between exits. Photo taken September 28, 2006.
Exit 20 departs here for Cotton Street. The next two exits are Downtown and Mesa St/TX 20. Photo taken September 28, 2006.
Advance signage for exit 19B serving downtown, one mile. Use Exit 19B to access Juarez, Mexico (via Stanton Street and US 62/85). Photo taken September 28, 2006.
The next exit is exit 19B for downtown. Interestingly, these new signs have an old school interchange sign for Texas 20, reflecting the original construction when the freeway ended at Texas 20 between 1961 and 1969. Photo taken September 28, 2006.
This is the final reminder sign to use downtown for Juarez. There is one other port of entry into Mexico from Texas at exit 8. Photo taken September 28, 2006.
Exit 19B departs here for downtown El Paso. Photo taken September 28, 2006.
Interstate 10 westbound at Exit 19A/Texas 20/Mesa Street. The state highway serves the University of Texas at El Paso. The upcoming exits sign gives mileage through to Exit 16. Photo taken September 28, 2006.
The downtown section of IH-10 was completed in 1969, bridging the gap between the older sections east and west of downtown. Bridges through downtown are painted in Southwest colors, to add color to the sunken freeway. Photos taken September 28, 2006.
The next exit is Porofiro Diaz Street, 1/4 mile. The houses seen in the background are in Juarez, Mexico, reflecting how close the two border cities really are. Photo taken September 28, 2006.
Exit 18B serves Porifiro Diaz Street. The next exit is Exit 18A for Schuster Avenue and UT El Paso. Photo taken September 28, 2006.
Use exit 18A to reach the Sun Bowl. Notice the high retaining wall - Interstate 10 is carved into a cliff west of downtown El Paso. Photo taken September 28, 2006.
Exit 18A departs here for Schuster Ave and UTEP. The next exit is Executive Center Blvd, followed by Sunland Park Drive. Photo taken September 28, 2006.
Interstate 10 winds through hills above the Rio Grande. U.S. 85 lies closer to the river, and is somewhat flood-prone. The idled Asarco copper smelter stacks can be seen to the left. Photo taken September 28, 2006.
Advance signage for exit 16, Executive Center Blvd, 1 1/4 miles. Photo taken September 28, 2006.
Bridges over Interstate 10 can be rather utilitarian in Texas. Photo taken September 28, 2006.
Exit 16 departs here for Executive Center Blvd. The next exit is Sunland Park Drive, followed by Resler Drive and Mesa St. Photo taken September 28, 2006.
Distance sign to Anthony (16 miles) and Las Cruces (41 miles). Photo taken September 28, 2006.
Use exit 13 to reach the Sunland Park Mall. Photo taken September 28, 2006.
Advance signage for Sunland Park Drive, 1/2 mile. Photo taken September 28, 2006.
Sunland Park is a major interchange, serving the Sunland Park racetrack and Sunland Park mall, one of the three major shopping malls in El Paso. Photo taken September 28, 2006.
Sunland Park marks the north end of Paisano Drive, US 85 which rejoins another alignment of US 80 through El Paso (Doniphan drive north of this point). Photo taken September 28, 2006.
Advance signage for exit 12, Resler Drive, 1/2 mile. Photo taken September 28, 2006.
Exit 12 departs here for Resler Drive. The next exit is Mesa Street, Texas 20 (former U.S. 80). Photo taken September 28, 2006.
The next exit, exit 11, serves Texas 20. Photo taken September 28, 2006.
Mesa Street, also Texas 20, is the original 1939 alignment of US 80. The road moves closer to the river after crossing Interstate 10. Photo taken September 28, 2006.
The next two exits are Redd Road, and Artcraft Road/Paseo Del Norte. Photo taken September 28, 2006.
Exit 9 serves Redd Road, 1/4 mile. Photo taken September 28, 2006.
Exit 9 serves Redd Road, which enters the suburbs of El Paso. The next two exits are Artcraft Road/Paseo Del Norte, and Loop 375. Photo taken September 28, 2006.
Use exit 8 to serve the Santa Teresa Port of Entry. This is the last border crossing between Texas and Mexico. Photo taken September 28, 2006.
Unnumbered exit 8 serves Texas 178, Artcraft Road and Paseo Del Norte. We are moving back into suburban El Paso now. Photo taken September 28, 2006.
The next exit is Loop 375, the Trans-Mountain Highway also serving Canutillo. Photo taken September 28, 2006.
Use exit 6 for El Paso Community College and Franklin Mountains State Park. Photo taken September 28, 2006.
The Trans-Mountain Highway crosses the Franklin Mountains, which bisect El Paso. When constructed in 1967-70, it was TXDot's largest excavation project. Photo taken September 28, 2006.
At the top of the diamond interchange, travellers can turn left to west Loop 375, or east to cross the Franklin Mountains. Photo taken September 28, 2006.
The next exit is exit 2, serving Westway and Vinton, one mile. Photo taken September 28, 2006.
This is the last reassurance marker for Interstate 10 in Texas. Photo taken September 28, 2006.
Distance sign to Anthony (2 miles) and Las Cruces (27 miles). Photo taken September 28, 2006.
The next rest area is just across the state line in New Mexico. This large amenity sign advertises the upcoming rest area. Photo taken September 28, 2006.
The second to last exit in Texas on Interstate 10 is a weigh station. Photo taken September 28, 2006.
Advance signage for FM 1905 serving Anthony, 1/2 mile. Photo taken September 28, 2006.
The last Texas exit on IH-10 East serves FM 1905 and Anthony. Anthony was incorporated in 1952 as a two-state city, catering to agricultural needs. Photo taken September 28, 2006.

Page Updated October 20, 2008.