November 15, 2012
Motorists traveling on Interstate 10 at the State Route 90 traffic interchange near Benson will experience travel restrictions Friday and Monday as the Arizona Department of Transportation applies lane markings to the ramps of the newly constructed overpass.
The following restrictions are scheduled for Friday, Nov. 16:
- The right lane of westbound I-10 will be closed from a half-mile east of SR 90 (Exit 302) to a half-mile west of the overpass from 5 a.m. until 6 p.m.
- From 6 a.m. until approximately noon, the off ramp onto SR 90 will be closed. During the closure, westbound motorists wishing to access SR 90 will be detoured to Mescal Road (Exit 297) where they can re-enter eastbound I-10 and exit at SR 90.
On Monday, Nov. 19, the following restrictions will be in effect:
- From 5 a.m. until 6 p.m., the right lane of eastbound I-10 will be closed from a half-mile west of SR 90 to a half-mile past the overpass.
- The I-10 on-ramp at SR 90 will be closed from 6 a.m. until approximately noon. During this closure, SR 90 motorists wishing to enter eastbound I-10 will be detoured west on I-10 to Mescal Road (Exit 297) where they can re-enter eastbound I-10.
- The eastbound off ramp to SR 90 will be closed from approximately noon until 5 p.m. During this closure, eastbound motorists wishing to access SR 90 will be detoured to Ocotillo Road (Exit 304) where they can re-enter westbound I-10 and exit at SR 90.
The work is part of a $27.6 million project that has included constructing the new I-10 overpass at SR 90, replacing a section of curves on I-10 west of the overpass and widening SR 90 south of the interstate.
Major work on the project is scheduled to conclude this month, with crews returning in the spring of 2013 to do the final paving work.
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.