April 18, 2012
The Arizona Department of Transportation is scheduled to pour the bridge deck for the new Intestate 10 overpass at State Route 90 over the weekend, requiring a detour of westbound interstate traffic and closure of SR 90 during the concrete pour.
The work is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Friday (April 20), when westbound I-10 traffic will be required to exit at the SR 90 interchange (Exit 302) and then return to I-10 on the other side of the interchange. The detour is scheduled to remain in place until 6 a.m. Sunday (April 22).
State Route 90 will be closed to all traffic beneath I-10 beginning at 6 p.m. Friday (April 20) until 6 a.m. Saturday (April 21) for the safety of motorists while crews are pouring the new bridge deck.
Southbound SR 90 will reopen at 6 a.m. Saturday (April 21), but northbound SR 90 will remain closed until 6 a.m. Sunday (April 22).
During the SR 90 closure, the following detours will be in effect:
- Northbound SR 90 motorists wishing to access westbound I-10 can enter eastbound I-10 and continue to Ocotillo Road (Exit 304) where they can exit and then return to westbound I-10.
- Southbound SR 90 motorists wishing to access eastbound I-10 can take I-10 west to Mescal Road (Exit 297), where they can exit and return to eastbound I-10.
When westbound Interstate 10 reopens at 6 a.m. Sunday (April 22), the left lane will remain closed and a 45 mph speed limit will be in effect until 6 a.m. Monday (April 23) when both westbound lanes will be open.
The work is part of ADOT's $27.6 million project to replace the I-10 overpass at SR 90, straighten a curving section of I-10 west of the interchange and make improvements to State Route 90 near I-10.
ADOT advises drivers to proceed through the work zone with caution, slow down, and be alert for construction equipment and personnel.
ADOT works to inform the public about planned highway restrictions, but there is a possibility that unscheduled closures or restrictions may occur. Weather can also affect a project schedule. To stay up-to-date with the latest highway conditions around the state, visit the ADOT Traveler Information Center at www.az511.gov or call 5-1-1.
For more information about this project please visit www.azdot.gov/statewide or contact C.T. Revere, Safford District Senior Community Relations Officer at 520.705.3574. Local media should contact the ADOT Public Information Office at 1.800.949.8057. Visit us on facebook or our web site for more information about ADOT. For more information about ADOT projects and programs across Arizona see the agency's latest blog posts.