Thursday, March 31, 2011

Ramps and lanes to close tonight and tomorrow as ADOT continuesrepaving project along I-10 from Kino Parkway to Valencia Road

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

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

·         *Wednesday (March 30): The westbound I-10 Craycroft Road entrance
ramp will be closed. As an alternate route, drivers can access the frontage
road west to Valencia Road and use the Valencia Road entrance ramp to I-10.*

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·         *Thursday (March 31):  Westbound I-10 Valencia Road entrance and
exit ramps will be closed. As an alternate route, **drivers can access
Valencia Road by using the westbound I-10 Craycroft Road (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: *Wednesday (March 30) and 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.