I-10 rest areas at Texas Canyon to close for upgrades Tuesday, Dec. 1

Renovations to restrooms, water systems and more will take approximately six months

PHOENIX - The Interstate 10 rest areas at Texas Canyon in southeastern Arizona will close for renovations on Tuesday, Dec. 1, and reopen in approximately six months.

The rest areas, serving both directions of I-10 between Benson and Willcox at milepost 320, will see renovations to restrooms, water systems and ramadas. They will be repaved as well.

Motorists can use facilities in Willcox and Benson, as well as at the Johnson Road traffic interchange at the east end of Texas Canyon (Exit 322).

The nearest ADOT rest area, located at San Simon approximately 66 miles east of Texas Canyon near the New Mexico state line, will be closed for renovations until January 2016.

The Texas Canyon rest areas are scheduled to reopen in May 2016.

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 az511.gov or call 511.