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Monday, May 23, 2011

Holiday Travel: I-10 restrictions at Hassayampa Bridge


The $3.9 million I-10 Hassayampa Bridges Improvement Project started in fall 2010 and is scheduled for
completion this summer. Travelers should be aware of possible delays on the I-10 this Memorial Day weekend.

Don’t let traffic get in the way of all your fun this holiday weekend!

With a little advanced planning, you’ll have a better, more stress-free driving experience – that’s why we’re focusing on Memorial Day travel all week on the ADOT Blog.

First up: what you can expect on Interstate-10, between Phoenix and California …

If this is your route, know that you should allow for some extra travel time, especially before and at the end of the holiday.

While no construction work is scheduled over the Memorial Day weekend, heavy holiday traffic is expected to back up along I-10 at the Hassayampa River bridges work zone, about 40 miles west of downtown Phoenix.

I-10 is narrowed to one lane in each direction in the area (milepost 105), with traffic sharing one bridge while the second bridge is undergoing upgrades (see above video).

Here are a few tips to think about if you’ll be driving I-10 between Phoenix and California this weekend.
  • Travel through the area during non-peak hours (generally early morning or late night). Traffic is expected to be heaviest during the afternoon and early evening hours on Thursday and Friday (May 26-27) and again on Monday (May 30).
  • Allow extra travel time! Delays of approximately 90 minutes may occur during the busiest hours before and at the end of the weekend.
  • Consider alternate routes, including US 60 through Wickenburg or Interstate 8 (via State Route 85 in the Phoenix area and US 95 north of Yuma ).
ADOT will provide updates about heavier I-10 traffic conditions on its Travel Information site at http://www.az511.gov/. You can also call 5-1-1 from within the state to keep informed. The ADOT website is another good source for travel information. Also be sure to check out our Twitter feed and Facebook page.
Posted by Angela DeWelles   |  Labels:  Bridges, Construction, Hassayampa-Bridge, Holiday-Travel, I-10, Video
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