Thursday, March 10, 2011

Lanes to close as ADOT continues repaving project along I-10 from Kino Parkway to Valencia Road

The Arizona Department of Transportation will close lanes Sunday through Thursday nights throughout the month of March as it continues work on a project to make the drive along eastbound and westbound Interstate 10 from Kino Parkway to Valencia Road smoother. All lane closures will take place from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning along I-10 from Kino Parkway to Valencia Road. One lane in each direction will remain open at all times.

The lane closures will allow crews to mill the road surface and prepare the roadway for concrete pavement repairs. Drivers can expect a somewhat rougher road surface while this work progresses. Speed limits will be reduced 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 will also repave all 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.
The project is expected to take approximately six months to complete.
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.