Monday, July 23, 2012

ADOT I-19 Update

I-19 improvement project from Green Valley to Border Patrol Station near Rio Rico starts July 30

The Arizona Department of Transportation will begin a highway improvement project aimed at increasing driver visibility and safety by removing vegetation, including bushes and trees, from the median of Interstate 19 on Monday, July 30.

Crews will remove vegetation in the median within 30 feet of the interstate from approximately three miles south of Continental Road in Green Valley to the Border Patrol Station on I-19 near Rio Rico. The project , which is scheduled to be completed by Aug. 8, will enhance road safety and prevent pavement damage.

What to expect on I-19 median vegetation project:
  • Between 5:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, from July 30 to Aug. 8, crews will be working to remove vegetation in the I-19 median.
  • Traffic will be narrowed to one lane intermittently during work hours. Lane closures will alternate as work continues along the project area.
  • Drivers can expect delays of up to five minutes.

The schedule is subject to change due to a variety of reasons, including weather, availability of materials, 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.