EL PASO, TX (KTSM) – Crews will move in on Tuesday, May 31 to get started on the I-10 Widening West Project, which will expand the interstate from two lanes to three lanes on each side.

Construction will begin at I-10 Mesa, and extend to the New Mexico State Line.

The project is estimated at a budget of $174-million. These new lanes expect to lessen the traffic backup that happens in this portion of I-10.

Another part of the project will be to install more lights by the highway as well as more signs and warnings to prevent wrong-way driving.

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