Friday, March 25, 2011

Arizona Department of Transportation I -10 Update

The Arizona Department of Transportation will close ramps and lanes next week as it continues work on a project to make the drive along eastbound and westbound Interstate 10 from Kino Parkway to Valencia Road smoother.

Ramp closures will take place from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning. Signage will be in place directing motorists through alternate detour routes.

*Sunday (March 27) and Monday (March 28): Westbound I-10 Valencia Road on and off ramps will be closed. *Drivers can access Valencia Road by using the westbound I-10 Craycroft (Exit 269) and take the frontage road west to Valencia Road.**

Lane closures will also take place from  7 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning.

*Sunday (March 27) through Thursday (March 31): Westbound I-10 lanes from Kino Parkway to Alvernon Way will be closed. One lane will remain open at all times. *

Speed limits will be reduced along I-10 from 65 mph to 45 mph in work zone areas during construction hours. When crews are not present, the speed limit will still be reduced to 55 mph.

As part of ADOT's continued investment in I-10 improvements, this project includes removing the existing top layer of pavement, repairing the concrete pavement beneath the top layer, applying a new, smooth driving surface with rubberized asphalt, installing new roadway markings and reconstructing guardrails along this segment of the highway.

The project also includes repaving all the on and off ramps and the roads directly beneath I-10 between Kino Parkway and Valencia Road. Ramp and roadway repaving is scheduled for Kino Parkway/South Campbell Avenue, South Country Club Road, Palo Verde Road, Irvington Road, Alvernon Way and Valencia Road.

This project started in February 2011 and will be completed in late summer.

The construction schedule is subject to change due to a variety of reasons, including weather, material availability and mechanical difficulties. ADOT advises drivers to proceed through the work zone 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.