Overnight work planned next week as bridge construction continues at Interstate 10/State Route 90 interchange improvement project
September 23, 2011
Overnight closures will be in effect at the interchange of Interstate 10 and State Route 90 on Wednesday (September 28) and Thursday (September 29) while the Arizona Department of Transportation sets girders for the new overpass bridge being constructed near Benson.
On Wednesday (September 28), eastbound I-10 will be closed at State Route 90 (Exit 302) from 7 p.m. until approximately 2 a.m. to allow crews to set girders for the eastbound lanes of the new bridge.
Eastbound traffic will be directed off I-10 at Exit 302 and will be able to re-enter eastbound I-10 on the other side of the work zone at the same exit. During this work, SR 90 will be closed to traffic in both directions beneath the overpass bridge.
The right lane of eastbound I-10 will also be closed for on-going repair work from just east of the SR 90 interchange to the Ocotillo Avenue Exit (Exit 304) on both nights, so motorists should plan ahead and anticipate delays through the Benson area.
On Thursday (September 29), lane closures will be in effect on the westbound I-10 exit and entrance ramps at the State Route 90 junction between 7 p.m. and approximately 2 a.m.
Westbound I-10 will remain open to traffic during this work.
The left lane of both the exit and entrance ramp will be closed to traffic so that construction vehicles can access the new overpass bridge for placement of girders on the westbound lanes. Law enforcement officers will direct motorists through the restricted areas.
State Route 90 also will be closed to traffic in both directions on this night. Westbound motorists wishing to access State Route 90 will be required to use the Mescal Road/J-Six Ranch Road exit (Exit 297) to enter eastbound I-10 and return to Exit 302, where they can access SR 90.
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.
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