ADOT’s I-10 project southeast of Tucson moves to final paving

Motorists should allow extra travel time, use caution in work zones

TUCSON – Final resurfacing of Interstate 10 as part of the 17-mile improvement project between Tucson and Benson is set to begin next week, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

Drivers should allow extra travel time and use caution in the work zone while the pavement improvements are taking place over the next five weeks. Significant delays can be expected at times, especially during the peak morning and afternoon travel periods.

Initial I-10 restrictions are scheduled as follows:

  • I-10 ramps at Empirita Road (Exit 292) closed intermittently in either direction from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday (April 25) for paving. When an exit ramp is closed, drivers can detour to the next exit, turn at the interchange and reach Empirita Road using the opposite direction of travel.
  • Eastbound I-10 narrowed to one lane between the Cochise County line and the State Route 90 junction near Benson (mileposts 296-301) during daytime hours (approximately 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.) Tuesday through Thursday (April 26-28) for paving. Please allow extra travel time and plan on delays while the improvement work is taking place.
  • Westbound I-10 narrowed to one lane between the State Route 90 junction and the Cochise County line (mileposts 301-296) during daytime hours (approximately 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.) Friday (April 29) for paving. Please allow extra travel time and plan on delays while the improvement work is taking place.

Project schedules are subject to change and ADOT will work to inform the public about any necessary adjustments of the planned restrictions. ADOT also will provide details about upcoming restrictions when schedules are finalized.

The $17.1 million I-10 Improvement Project involves enhancements to the highway in an area between the junctions with state routes 83 and 90. Improvements include replacement of the westbound I-10 bridge spanning Davidson Canyon. The entire project is scheduled for completion in June.

For the latest highway conditions across Arizona visit ADOT’s Traveler Information site at www.az511.gov or call 511. State highway updates also are available via ADOT’s Twitter Feed (@ArizonaDOT).

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