20 miles east of El Paso (204 kB)
This tree-lined 2-lane roadway was US 80, the predecessor to IH-10. The trees and irrigated agriculture along the roadway have the look of California's central valley.
US 80/US 80A split (54 kB)
This is on the east or west side of El Paso at the 80/80A split point. Notice the 1950's era sign.
Texas Highways Magazine "Key Link in El Paso" Page 1 (433K)
This article is about the completion of IH-10 in downtown El Paso in the summer of 1969. The article features the two April 1969 photos above.
Texas Highways Magazine "Plans are Ridiculus, but this is ridiculus" Page 1 (285K)
This article is about the beginning of construction of the stack at IH-10 and US 54 in May 1970.
Texas Highways Magazine "El Paso's High Road" Page 1 (440K) 2 (408K)
This article is about the opening of the Trans Mountain Highway on August 5, 1969. The distinction as the "largest excavation project ever undertaken by the Highway Department" almost surely still stands today.