Interstate 110 (Texas)

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Interstate 110 marker

Interstate 110

Map of Interstate 110 in red
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length: 0.89 mi[1] (1.43 km)
Existed: April 1, 1967[1] – present
Major junctions
South end: Bridge of the Americas to Carretera federal 45.svg MX 45 at Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua
  US 62 in El Paso
US 54 in El Paso
North end: I-10 / US 54 / US 180 in El Paso
Location
Counties: El Paso
Highway system
SH 109 SH 110

Interstate 110 (I-110) is a 0.9-mile (1.45 km) Interstate spur route in El Paso extending from Interstate 10 (I-10), south along U.S. Highway 54 (US 54), turns west then turns south into Mexico. Interstate 110 provides access from Interstate 10 to the Bridge of the Americas, which spans the Rio Grande to connect with Avenida Abraham Lincoln in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. Interstate 110 is currently the only three-digit Interstate to connect directly with Mexico, and one of only two to connect to an international border, the other being Interstate 190 in New York.

Route description[edit]

Interstate 110 northbound at its southern terminus

I-110 is a short spur route of I-10 in El Paso that connects I-10 with the Cordova International Bridge at the United States-Mexico border. The highway begins at its southern terminus, the beginning of the Bridge of the Americas, which spans the Rio Grande River and connects to Mexican Federal Highway 45 (MX 45). The route proceeds north, crossing over all six lanes of Texas State Highway Loop 375 (Loop 375), the Cesar E. Chavez Border Highway, and the divided Delta Drive. Immediately after passing over Delta Drive, the highway's truck lanes split off and pass through a specialized customs area. The roadway's main lanes proceed northward through the Cordova Point of Entry, where each vehicle is searched. The route continues north, traveling parallel to Chamizal National Memorial, before splitting off and reaching a diverging diamond interchange with U.S. Route 62 (US 62), East Paisano Drive. The road bends eastward, traveling past several houses and businesses, before it reaches an incomplete interchange with US 54, the Patriot Freeway.[2][3] From the interchange, I-110 proceeds north as a complex series of three level entrance and exit ramps, unofficially referred to as the "Spaghetti Bowl".[4] The ramps merge into US 54, and the roadway continues concurrently with it, passing over Lincoln Park before reaching its northern terminus, an interchange with Interstate 10 (I-10). US 54 continues northward from the interchange.[3][5] The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) lists I-110's official length as being 0.891 miles (1.434 km),[1] while the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) lists it as being 0.92 miles (1.48 km).[6]

History[edit]

I-110 was officially designated as a route from I-10 to the Cordova International Bridge in 1967.[1] The interchange at US 62 was completed in 1970.[7] By 1972, the interchange at US 54 had been completed.[8] The overpass at SH 20 as well as the interchange at I-10 was completed in 1973.[9][10]

Exit list[edit]

The entire route is in El Paso, El Paso County.

Mile[11] km Exit Destinations Notes
0.000 0.000 Bridge of the Americas over Rio Grande to MX 45 shield MX 45
0.198 0.319 Cordova Point of Entry All vehicles inspected
0.322–
0.451
0.518–
0.726
1 US 62 (East Paisano Drive) Diverging diamond interchange
0.471 0.758 San Antonio Street Northbound exit only
0.594 0.956 20B US 54 (Patriot Freeway) Northbound exit and southbound entrance
0.891 1.434 21B I-10 (Gateway Boulevard) / US 180 Northbound exit and southbound entrance; northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "Interstate Highway No. 110". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2008-03-02. 
  2. ^ National Park Service (NPS) (2013). Chamizal Map (Map). 1 inch=500 feet. Cartography by National Park Service.
  3. ^ a b Google Inc. "Overview Map of Interstate 110". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=I-110+N&daddr=US-54+E&hl=en&ll=31.771594,-106.445117&spn=0.021635,0.027595&sll=31.775589,-106.443787&sspn=0.005409,0.006899&geocode=FYav5AEdJq-n-Q%3BFTXh5AEdQdCn-Q&t=h&mra=dme&mrsp=1&sz=17&z=15. Retrieved June 10, 2013.
  4. ^ Acosta, Gustavo Reveles (October 17, 2010). "Gustavo Reveles Acosta: Freeway ramps: What's in a name?". El Paso Times. ISSN 0746-3588. Retrieved June 10, 2013. 
  5. ^ Texas Department of Transportation (2012) (PDF). Texas County Map Book (Map). 1:120,000. Cartography by Transportation Planning and Programming Division (2012 ed.). p. 71. http://www.dot.state.tx.us/apps-cg/grid_search/_includes/countymapbook2006/Pages/71.pdf. Retrieved June 11, 2013.
  6. ^ Staff (October 31, 2002). "Table 2: Auxiliary Routes of the Dwight D. Eisenhower National System Of Interstate and Defense Highways as of October 31, 2002". Route Log and Finder List. Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved June 11, 2013. 
  7. ^ "US 62 interchange". National Bridge Inventory. Retrieved 2008-03-02. 
  8. ^ "US 54 interchange". National Bridge Inventory. Retrieved 2008-03-02. 
  9. ^ "I-10 interchange". National Bridge Inventory. Retrieved 2008-03-02. 
  10. ^ "I-10 interchange". National Bridge Inventory. Retrieved 2008-03-02. 
  11. ^ Texas Department of Transportation (2013). Statewide Planning Map (Map). Cartography by Transportation Planning and Programming Division. http://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/division/transportation-planning/maps/statewide-planning.html. Retrieved June 11, 2013.

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing

Geographic data related to Interstate 110 (Texas) at OpenStreetMap