September 26, 2012
The Arizona Department of Transportation will continue working on the Interstate 10/State Route 90 traffic interchange project near Benson next week. Crews will be paving I-10 east of the bridge and preparing for additional paving in October.
Motorists in the area should plan for the following travel restrictions next week:
- The eastbound I-10 entrance and exit ramps at SR 90 (Exit 302) will be closed from 9 pm. Sunday, September 30 until 6 a.m. Monday, October 1 to allow crews to remove temporary construction barriers.
- The right lane of eastbound I-10 will be closed from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 2 from approximately 1 1/2 miles west of SR 90 to approximately one mile beyond the overpass to allow crews to remove temporary construction barriers.
- The right lane of eastbound I-10 will be closed from 4 a.m. until 6 p.m. Wednesday, October 3 from the SR 90 interchange to the exit onto State Route 80 (Exit 303) for paving.
- Alternating left lane and right lane closures on eastbound I-10 will be in effect from 4 a.m. until 6 p.m. Thursday, October 4 to allow crews to install traffic counting loops and to restripe the exit ramp at SR 90 (Exit 302). The closures will start two miles west of SR 90 and end approximately one mile east of the overpass.
- Alternating right lane and left lane closures on eastbound I-10 will be in effect from 4 a.m. until 6 p.m. Friday, October 5 from 1 1/2 miles west of SR 90 to a half-mile east of the overpass to remove temporary construction barriers and mill temporary detours.
- Alternating right lane and left lane closures will be in effect on westbound I-10 one from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. starting one mile west of SR 90 to mill one mile of the travel lane.
Final paving on I-10 at SR 90 is scheduled to begin October 9. The work is part of a $27.6 million project to replace the I-10 traffic interchange at SR 90 and make improvements to I-10 and SR 90 near the interchange.
The project is expected to be complete in late fall of 2012.
ADOT advises drivers to proceed through the work zones 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.
For more information about this project please visit www.azdot.gov/i10sr90ti or contact C.T. Revere, Safford District Senior Community Relations Officer at 520.705.3574. Local media should contact the ADOT Public Information Office at 1.800.949.8057. Visit us on facebook or our web site for more information about ADOT. For more information about ADOT projects and programs across Arizona see the agency's latest blog posts.