The Arizona Department of Transportation will begin working on the eastbound I-10 frontage road at Prince Road tomorrow night to set temporary concrete barriers for the construction of the Interstate 10 widening project.
The right lane on the eastbound I-10 frontage road just north of Prince Road will be closed from 9 p.m. Wednesday (Dec. 7) to 2 a.m. Thursday (Dec. 8). Local law enforcement will be present to direct motorists. Please obey posted signs.
The right lane on the eastbound I-10 frontage road approximately 300 feet south of Prince Road will be closed for approximately one month beginning at 9 p.m. Wednesday (Dec. 7). Access to businesses will remain open.
Other traffic impacts in the project area:
The eastbound I-10 frontage road is closed between the Ruthrauff Road entrance ramp and the Prince Road exit ramp through early 2012.
Access to all businesses on the eastbound I-10 frontage road between Ruthrauff Road and Prince Road is possible by using Ruthrauff Road, going west under I-10 along Ruthrauff Road, and immediately turning south to enter I-10. After entering I-10, drivers may exit at Prince Road to reach the frontage road. There is full access to all businesses in the area from this point.
Prince Road is closed west of the eastbound I-10 frontage road to vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists. Access is available from Prince Road on the east side of I-10 to Prince Road on the west side of I-10, where Prince Road connects to the frontage road.
Drivers who wish to travel from the east side to the west side of I-10 should go to Ruthrauff Road, turn left under I-10, then left onto I-10 to Prince Road.
Riverpark Drive, La Cholla Boulevard and Business Center Drive west of I-10 at Prince Road, are closed through early 2012.
As part of the project, the Prince Road underpass and ramps will close in early 2012 and will remain closed until the project is completed by late 2013. I-10 will remain open with three lanes in each direction during construction, including emergency access lanes, with only minimal short-term lane closures along I-10 in the project area when necessary. Construction is anticipated to last approximately 26 months.
Some of the improvements that are planned for this project include:
Widening the I-10 freeway to four lanes in each direction to accommodate increasing congestion and traffic.
Reconstructing the Prince Road traffic interchange so that Prince Road will pass over the Union Pacific Railroad tracks and I-10 and minimize delays for motorists.
Updating the entrance and exit ramps to provide better connections and improved access for motorists.
New landscaping along the project area.
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.
Bridge maintenance work scheduled tomorrow for Interstate 19 south of Sahuarita Road
Crews continue to work on improvements as part of a maintenance project to extend the longevity of three bridges and drainage along Interstate 19. The Arizona Department of Transportation is scheduling the following work tomorrow:
Thursday (Dec. 8)
- From 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the left lane of northbound I-19 south of Exit 75 -Helmet Peak Sahuarita Road at Milepost 45 (Quartz Wash Bridge) will be closed.
The speed limit will be reduced to 45 miles per hour in the construction zone and drivers can anticipate delays of up to ten minutes during peak hours.
The $596,000 improvement project will reinforce the three bridges by pouring concrete beneath the structures. Work will occur on two bridges located near Arivaca Road: Old Junction Wash Bridge at milepost 30.7 and Tinaja Bridge at milepost 31, plus Quartz Wash Bridge near El Toro Road at milepost 45.1. Additionally a new outlet will be added to a drainage pipe on northbound I-19 near Rock Corral Road at milepost 19.3 to assist with drainage. The project is expected to be completed by December 2011.
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 or near work zones with caution, slow down, and be alert for construction equipment and personnel.