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No Sunday night work scheduled for I-10 widening between I-8 and SR 87

Eastbound I-8 and Sunland Gin Road ramps to eastbound I-10 ramp to close Monday night

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Posted: Friday, February 18, 2011 11:45 am

The Arizona Department of Transportation will suspend construction activity on the project to widen Interstate 10 east of Casa Grande between Interstate 8 and State Route 87 on Sunday night (Feb. 20) so lanes can be kept open for Presidents Day weekend travel. The normal work schedule, 7 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, will resume on Monday night (Feb. 21).

ADOT will close two ramps from 7 p.m. on Monday (Feb. 21) to 6 a.m. the following morning for paving. Signage will direct motorists through the detours.

• The eastbound Interstate 8 to eastbound Interstate 10 ramp closure: Motorists traveling on eastbound I-8 wishing to access eastbound I-10 will be directed to west bound I-10, then Jimmie Kerr Blvd (Exit 198), where they may re-enter I-10 heading eastbound.

• Sunland Gin Road ramp closure: Motorists traveling on eastbound I-10 wishing to access Sunland Gin Road will be directed to Toltec Road (Exit 203) where they may re-enter I-10 heading westbound to return to Sunland Gin Road. Motorists traveling on Sunland Gin Road wishing to access eastbound I-10 will be directed to Jimmie Kerr Blvd (Exit 198) where they may re-enter I-10 heading eastbound.

This segment of I-10 will be widened from two lanes to three lanes in each direction to reduce traffic congestion and improve safety along this heavily traveled corridor.

What to expect during construction:

• Crews will work from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., Monday through Friday, with the highway narrowed to one lane in each direction. Drivers should allow extra travel time for travel between Phoenix and Tucson while the lane restrictions are in effect

• Two lanes of traffic in each direction will remain open during daytime hours and on weekends.

• The $31.3 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act project is anticipated to be complete during fall 2011.

As always, drivers are reminded to proceed through the work zone with caution, slow down, and be alert for construction equipment and personnel.

The construction project schedule is subject to change due to a variety of reasons, including weather, material availability and mechanical difficulties.

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.

 

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