Loop 375, Spur 601 intersection to close for construction starting Tuesday

Updated: Monday, May 5 2014, 09:15 PM MDT
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By: Jesse Martinez
EL PASO, Texas – Beginning Tuesday morning, the Spur 601/Loop 375 intersection will close for about two months.

Construction of the Diverging Diamond Interchange project will begin around 9 a.m., and it's a project that has some motorists driving on what most of us would consider the wrong side of the road. For example, a driver heading west will follow traffic through the interchange and, for a short time, drive on the left side of the street. The driver then will go back to the regular side of the street.

Officials with the Texas Department of Transportation said the design will provide an improvement in safety with less conflict points, and it creates a capacity increase at the intersection.

Motorists traveling north on Loop 375 wishing to get onto Spur 601 will be detoured to Sergeant Major Boulevard and will have to make a U-turn.

Traffic coming from east on Spur 601 will need to get on Loop 375 Southbound and exit on Iron Medics and make a U-turn.

Construction on the DDI project was originally scheduled to begin on April 7.

Loop 375, Spur 601 intersection to close for construction starting Tuesday
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