August 10, 2012
Motorists traveling east on Interstate 10 near Benson will encounter travel restrictions at the junction with State Route 90 on Tuesday, August 14, while the Arizona Department of Transportation removes temporary barrier walls used during construction of a new overpass bridge.
From 4 a.m. until 4 p.m., the right lane of eastbound I-10 will be closed for one mile starting a half-mile west of the interchange (Exit 302), a segment of interstate that encompasses the newly constructed overpass bridge.
The work is part of the ongoing project to replace the traffic interchange in western Cochise County, straighten a segment of curves on I-10 west of SR 90 and make improvements to SR 90 approaching the interstate.
The $27.6 million project is scheduled for completion in fall of 2012, with crews returning in spring of 2013 to apply the final roadway surface when warmer weather will allow asphalt to properly set.
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.
For more information about this project please visit www.azdot.gov/i10sr90ti 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.