The Arizona Department of Transportation will install pavement markers and temporary and permanent concrete barriers 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. The permanent barriers will be constructed over a five-week period of time.
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 be reduced to 55 mph.
What to expect over the next five week
Monday (Aug.22) to Friday (Sept. 30)
*For a five-week period, 24 hours each day, the westbound Craycroft entrance ramp onto I-10 will be closed for the placement of permanent concrete barriers. Motorists will travel westbound along the frontage road to enter I-10 from the Valencia Road traffic interchange.
What to expect over the next week
Monday (Aug.22) to Friday (Aug.26)
*From 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., crews will be installing pavement markers on the shoulders of westbound and eastbound I-10 from Kino Parkway to Valencia Road. No lane closures are scheduled but reduced speed limits will be enforce
*From 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., the right lane of westbound and eastbound I-10 from Kino Parkway to Valencia Road will be closed to install new pavement markers.
*From 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., the left lane of westbound and eastbound I-10 from Kino Parkway to Valencia Road will be closed to install new pavement markers.
*Westbound I-10 will be reduced to one lane from Craycroft Road to Valencia Road to restripe the roadway for the installation of the temporary concrete barriers.
*From 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., the left lane of eastbound I-10 at Valencia Road will be closed to install temporary concrete barriers.
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, Algernon Way and Valencia Road.
Begun in February of this year, the project is expected to be completed by late September.