ADOT workers clean the walls inside the Deck Park Tunnel
Cleaning, maintenance all part of I-10 tunnel upkeep
With roughly 240,000 vehicles driving through it each day, the I-10 Deck Park Tunnel needs the night off every once in a while for a good, thorough scrub!
Just about every four months, the tunnel is closed to traffic in order to allow crews the chance to wash the walls, maintain the ventilation systems and check on the tunnel’s 3,700 light fixtures (about 150-200 light bulbs are changed out each quarter!).
Crews typically complete the cleaning over two nights. That means only one side of the tunnel needs to be closed each night … leaving the other direction open to traffic.
Cleaning the white tile walls not only gives the tunnel a fresh look, but it also helps brighten things up a bit.
“We’re washing the walls and keeping them clean so the light bounces off the wall onto the deck so it makes a better drive through,”...read more at ADOT Blog