Overnight restrictions scheduled July 29-Aug. 1 on I-19, Ruby Road

Work scheduled to pour concrete bridge deck

Map of I-19/Ruby Road interchange

NOGALES – Motorists on Interstate 19 and Ruby Road in Rio Rico should expect a series of closures and restrictions in the area from the evening of Thursday, July 19, to Sunday evening, Aug. 1, as part of a project to replace the Ruby Road bridge deck.

The restrictions are needed so work crews can pour concrete on the south half of the Ruby Road bridge deck above I-19. While one lane of Ruby Road will remain open for most of the three-day event, drivers should prepare for a full closure one evening. The following restrictions are scheduled:

Thursday, July 29, starting at 8 p.m. until Sunday, Aug. 1, at 7 a.m.: The westbound lane of Ruby Road will close to all traffic across I-19. The eastbound lane will remain open, except for the additional restrictions noted below on Saturday night. Motorists may use Rio Rico Drive as an alternate route.

Friday, July 30, from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning: I-19 will close beneath Ruby Road, and only the eastbound lane of Ruby Road will be open above I-19. All vehicles on I-19 will exit at Ruby Road and will be directed back onto the interstate using the exit and entrance ramps.

Saturday, July 31, from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning: I-19 will close beneath Ruby Road, and Ruby Road will close in both directions over I-19. All vehicles on I-19 will exit at Ruby Road and will be directed back onto the interstate using the exit and entrance ramps. No vehicles will be allowed to cross I-19. Motorists may use Rio Rico Drive as an alternate route.

Sunday, Aug. 1, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.: Ruby Road over I-19 will be restricted to a single lane. Flaggers will allow vehicles to pass in alternating directions. Expect delays of up to 15 minutes.

The bridge deck replacement project will continue through late 2021 and include new concrete barriers, new pavement markings and sign upgrades.

For more information, please visit the I-19/Ruby Road project page

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