Westbound lane closures scheduled next week at Interstate 10 and State Route 90 near Benson
August 19, 2011
Westbound lane closures will be in effect on two days next week near the junction of Interstate 10 and State Route 90 in Cochise County in order to stripe a newly-constructed section of westbound I-10 and move traffic onto it.
What to expect Monday (August 22):
From 5 a.m. until 6 p.m on Monday, the right lane of westbound I-10 will be closed beginning approximately a half-mile west of the SR 90 interchange and extending two miles west of the interchange.
A second westbound lane closure will be in effect that same day beginning at Exit 303, and extending a quarter mile east of the interchange. That closure will be in place from 5 a.m. until 9 a.m. Ramp traffic will not be interrupted during this closure.
Both of these closures will include restrictions for vehicles wider than 14 feet.
During the closures, existing highway markings will be removed and new striping will be added.
What to expect Thursday (August 25):
On Thursday, the Arizona Department of Transportation will open a temporary detour ramp from SR 90 onto westbound I-10.
From 5 a.m. until 10 a.m., the right lane of westbound I-10 will be closed for a quarter mile starting one mile east of SR 90 for removal of highway markings. At 6 a.m., the existing ramp from SR 90 onto westbound I-10 will be closed and traffic will be moved onto the new temporary detour onto I-10.
The same day, ADOT crews will begin lowering the grade of SR 90 north of I-10 to improve visibility for motorists. Work to complete this portion of the project is scheduled to continue 24-hours-a-day, every day-including weekends – until Sept. 2. State Route 90 will be restricted to a single 11-foot-wide lane during this phase of the project. ADOT workers will direct traffic through the one-lane segment.
ADOT advises drivers to proceed through the work zone with caution, slow down and be alert for construction equipment and personnel.
ADOT works to inform the public about planned highway restrictions, but there is a possibility that unscheduled closures or restrictions may occur. Weather can also affect a project schedule. Drivers are advised to proceed through the work zone with caution, slow down, and be alert for construction equipment and personnel.
Please buckle up, observe speed limits, and never drink and drive.