Motorists traveling to California along Interstate 10 may see delays

ADOT to start pavement work between Salome Road and State Route 85 today

Motorists traveling to and from California need to plan ahead and allow extra travel time as the Arizona Department of Transportation begins a pavement improvement project along Interstate 10 west of the State Route 85 junction, beginning today, Nov. 17.

Approximately 30 miles west of downtown Phoenix, crews will be making spot pavement improvements on a 32-mile section of I-10 between Salome Road and SR 85 junction (mileposts 80-112).

The work is scheduled to take place weekdays during daylight hours between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. During work hours, I-10 will be narrowed one lane in both directions in 10-mile increments.

The speed limit will be reduced to 55 mph through the work zone. Drivers are advised to plan for delays of up to 15 minutes.

No work is scheduled on weekends or holidays. The $730,000 pavement preservation project is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year.

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 or call 5-1-1.