Southbound I-19 off-ramp at Valencia Road to close for nearly 30 hours

Closure is necessary to complete final paving on project to add third travel lane

TUCSON — The southbound Interstate 19 off-ramp at Valencia Road in Tucson will be closed for nearly 30 hours next week to allow crews to conduct final paving operations as the Arizona Department of Transportation nears completion of a project to add another travel lane at the off-ramp, which will be useful during typical morning and afternoon rush hours.

The work will require the southbound I-19 off-ramp at Valencia Road to be closed from midnight, Monday, April 13, until 5 a.m. on Wednesday, April 15. Additionally, the right lane of southbound I-19 approaching Exit 95 will be closed a mile and a half before the exit and will remain closed from midnight until 5 p.m. Tuesday.

The $1.69 million project was designed to ease traffic congestion and prevent backups from occurring on southbound I-19 by adding a third travel lane to the ramp. Most of the work was completed in 2014, but final paving operations required warmer temperatures to complete.

Final lane striping on the ramp will be done in approximately one month.

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 5-1-1.

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