PHOENIX ‒ The Orange Grove Road exit ramp from westbound Interstate 10, closed to traffic for driver safety during the reconstruction of the Ina Road interchange, has reopened to traffic this morning.
Also opening this morning are the westbound frontage road from Orange Grove to Cortaro roads. The eastbound frontage road connecting Cortaro and Ina roads also is open.
On Ina Road four lanes are now open from I-10 east to Camino de las Capas. Lane restrictions west of I-10 will be reduced over the next few weeks as crews complete final work in that area.
One of the largest projects in southern Arizona in recent years, the $128 million Ina Road interchange reconstruction included removing the I-10 overpass at Ina Road and building new bridges to carry Ina Road over I-10 and the Union Pacific Railroad tracks. It also included widening Ina Road from I-10 to west of the Santa Cruz River and replacing a single bridge over the river with two, two-lane bridges. The finished work also includes multi-use paths that connect to The Loop.
Work began in February 2017, with Ina Road reopening in March 2019 and freeway ramps opening in April 2019.
Ina Road is the third major I-10 interchange reconstruction project, following similar efforts at Prince and Twin Peaks roads. Work is expected to begin in late 2019 on a fourth interchange project at Ruthrauff Road.