PHOENIX ‒ Drivers on Interstate 10 and Jimmie Kerr Boulevard in Casa Grande should watch for overnight restrictions and possible delays over the next two weeks as Arizona Department of Transportation crews place girders for new I-10 bridges over Jimmie Kerr Boulevard.
Work is scheduled to begin Tuesday night, April 30, and continue until about Thursday, May 9. Restrictions will be in place from 8 p.m. each night until 6 a.m. the following morning.
Two new two-lane bridges carrying I-10 traffic opened in January. Crews are now working on additions to those bridges to accommodate a third lane and a shoulder in each direction.
I-10 will remain open throughout the work, with lane restrictions planned near Jimmie Kerr Boulevard (milepost 198). Drivers should watch for signs to indicate which lane is closed.
Jimmie Kerr Boulevard will be closed occasionally at I-10 during the work. Westbound drivers can enter westbound I-10 at Jimmie Kerr Boulevard, exit at Florence Boulevard, then take I-10 eastbound to the Jimmie Kerr Boulevard exit. Eastbound drivers take Trekell Road south to I-8, then go east to I-10 and exit at Sunland Gun Road (exit 200).
ADOT is widening a 4-mile section of I-10 from Earley Road to east of Interstate 8 (milepost 196-200). The project is expected to be complete by late summer.
Along with a similar project widening a 4-mile section of I-10 near Eloy, the work will create a six-lane freeway from Casa Grande through Tucson. The second project, which includes an innovative dust detection zone, is scheduled for completion by early fall.