Friday, July 22, 2011

ADOT - I-10 - Kino Parkway to Valencia Update

Lane closures and shoulder work scheduled next week along I-10 from Kino Parkway to Valencia Road in Tucson

The Arizona Department of Transportation is nearing completion of the project to make the drive along eastbound and westbound Interstate 10 from Kino Parkway to Valencia Road smoother.

From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both Monday (July 25) and Tuesday (July 26), the right lane of westbound Ajo Way at the I-10 underpass will be closed for bridge repairs.

Shoulder work will be conducted throughout the week. ADOT advises drivers to proceed through the work zone with caution, slow down, and be alert for construction equipment and personnel.

Speed limits will be reduced along I-10 from 65 mph to 45 mph in work zone areas during construction hours. Since the project is not yet finalized, when crews are not present, the speed limit will continue to be reduced to 55 mph through the project area.

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.