Left lane of westbound I-10 east of State Route 90
interchange closed overnight Monday
No significant impacts expected during holiday season
January 21, 2011
SAFFORD — The left lane of westbound Interstate 10 approaching the traffic interchange at State Route 90 will be closed overnight Monday, Nov. 29 to allow crews to place concrete barriers as the Arizona Department of Transportation begins preparations to replace the overpass at that junction.
The lane will be closed from 8 p.m. Monday until 5 a.m. Tuesday. A lighted message board will notify approaching motorists of the closure.
The barriers are being put in place to provide a safe working area for crews that will be putting down a new temporary lane on I-10 as part of the two-year, $27.6 million project.
Traffic in the area will not be impacted over the Thanksgiving weekend.
The original plan to reduce State Route 90 to a single lane beneath the I-10 overpass after Thanksgiving has been changed. Work to lower the elevation of SR 90 beneath the overpass is now scheduled to begin in January 2011, leaving all lanes open during the holiday shopping season.
ADOT will provide further updates on traffic impacts of this project as it progresses.
As always, motorists are encouraged to drive carefully through work zones, slow down and watch for construction vehicles 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.
Project information is available at www.azdot.gov/I10SR90TI.
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