Westbound I-10 to westbound I-8 ramp in Pinal County to close for two months

Motorists will detour to Jimmie Kerr Boulevard to eastbound I-10 and reconnect with westbound I-8

PHOENIX – The westbound Interstate 10 to westbound Interstate 8 ramp (toward Gila Bend) south of Casa Grande will be closed for almost two months as the Arizona Department of Transportation continues an improvement project along I-8 from Bianco Road to the I-10 junction (mileposts 170-179).

Beginning on early Monday, Jan. 4, drivers on westbound I-10 wishing to access westbound I-8 will detour to Jimmie Kerr Boulevard to eastbound I-10 and westbound I-8. The westbound I-8 ramp is scheduled to reopen by late February as crews complete bridge and drainage improvements near the I-8/I-10 junction.

I-10 will also have nightly lane restrictions during the week in both directions in the vicinity of the I-8 junction from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. The restrictions are expected to end in February.

The $7.3 million project to improve I-8, which is to be completed by summer 2016, also includes new pipe extensions, guardrails and cattle guards, and lowering I-8 at Thornton Road to meet the new bridge height of 16 feet.

Drivers should share the road, be cautious and slow down while traveling through the work zone.

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.