Expect delays on SR 87 near I-10 June 18-22

Trucks delivering girders for new bridge over railroad tracks

PHOENIX – Trucks delivering girders for a bridge that is part of the new interchange at Interstate 10 and State Route 87 will mean long delays for drivers in the area next week.

Beginning Monday, June 18, delays up to 30 minutes are possible between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. each day through Friday, June 22. Delays are expected 10-12 times each day, or about once each hour.

No restrictions and no delays are expected on I-10.

Arizona Department of Transportation crews are building a new bridge over the Union Pacific Railroad tracks as part of a project that includes creating new lanes for I-10 and a new connection to SR 87. Trucks delivering girders will be stopped on SR 87 while girders are attached to cranes and hoisted into position.

To avoid delays, drivers may want to exit Interstate 10 at Sunshine Boulevard (exit 208) and take Casa Grande-Picacho Highway east to SR 87. There will be no restrictions on SR 87 during the evening and overnight hours.

For more information on the project, visit azdot.gov/SR87Picacho.

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