October 24, 2011
State Route 90 will be closed beneath Interstate 10 early Thursday morning (Oct. 27) while the Arizona Department of Transportation pours the concrete deck of the newly constructed overpass near Benson.
Crews will begin pouring the new deck at 1 a.m. Thursday and the work is expected to be complete by approximately 10 a.m. the same day.
During that time, no traffic will be allowed to pass beneath the bridge and the following detours will be in place:
Northbound SR 90 traffic will be detoured to Ocotillo Road to access westbound I-10 and exit at SR 90 (Exit 302).
Southbound SR 90 traffic will be rerouted to Mescal Road/ J-Six Ranch Road (Exit 297), to access eastbound I-10 and exit at SR 90 (Exit 302).
Also on Thursday, access to State Route 80 from eastbound I-10 will be closed to traffic beginning at 6 a.m. to allow ADOT to pave the newly-constructed right lane east of the State Route 90 interchange.
The right lane of eastbound I-10 will be closed for two miles beginning immediately east of the SR 90 junction (Exit 302) and ending at Ocotillo Road (Exit 304). Motorists will be able to exit at Ocotillo Road and travel south to reach State Route 80, which leads to Tombstone and Bisbee.
Eastbound I-10 traffic will use the left lane during the closure, which is scheduled to be in place until early Friday morning.
Once the newly-paved right lane opens, access to SR 80 will resume at Exit 303 and both lanes of eastbound I-10 will be open to traffic.
The projects are part of an ongoing $27.6 million ADOT project to replace the I-10 overpass at SR 90 and straighten several miles of interstate west of the traffic interchange.
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. To stay up-to-date with the latest highway conditions around the state, visit the ADOT Traveler Information Center at www.az511.gov or call 5-1-1