Traffic Alerts - I-10: SR85 to Verrado Way Improvements

As work continues on the Interstate 10 Improvement Project between State Route 85 and Verrado Way in Buckeye, the Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan for the following restrictions:

  • The eastbound I-10 on-ramp and the westbound I-10 off-ramp at Watson Road will be restricted with flagging operations from 9 p.m. Sunday, June 19 to 5 a.m. Monday, June 20.  In addition, northbound Watson Road will be reduced to one lane between Sundance Parkway and the I-10 interchange during this time. 
  • Miller Road will continue to be reduced to one lane with flagging operations underneath the I-10 bridge nightly from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. beginning Sunday, June 19, through the morning of Thursday, June 24. 

Upcoming restrictions

  • Northbound Watson Road will be restricted to one lane between Sundance Parkway and the I-10 interchange from 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, to 5 a.m. Thursday, June 23; and again from 9 p.m. Friday, June 24 through 5 a.m. Monday, June 27.
  • The eastbound I-10 on-ramp and the westbound I-10 off-ramp at Watson Road will be closed from 9 p.m. Friday, June 24 to 5 a.m. Monday, June 27. Detours: 
    • Drivers on Watson Road who want access eastbound I-10 can use eastbound Yuma Road to northbound  Verrado Way
    • Westbound I-10 drivers who want to reach Watson Road can exit at Verrado Way and travel south to Yuma Road and then west to Watson Road.

UPDATE: Miller Road closure under I-10 in Buckeye to be rescheduled

This advisory updates the restrictions that were scheduled to begin June 6.

The planned closure of Miller Road under Interstate 10 will start at a later date this summer as part of Phase 3 of construction of an improved I-10/Miller Road interchange. The Arizona Department of Transportation will provide advance notice to the public on rescheduled dates for the Miller Road closure.

The following restrictions on Miller Road will remain in place: 

  • Miller Road to be reduced to one lane, with flagging operations between Durango Street and Tonopah Salome Highway nightly from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the morning of Friday, June 3, as well as 9 p.m. Sunday, June 5, to 5 a.m. Monday, June. 6. 

Work will also continue along  State Route 85 that will require the following restrictions nightly, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. beginning Sunday, June 5 through the morning of Friday, June 10:

  • The shoulder will be closed on all four ramps connecting I-10 and SR 85.

I-10 Miller Road Cross Street Closure and Detour

Drivers should continue to allow extra travel time and be prepared to slow down and merge safely when approaching and traveling through work zones. 

ADOT's I-10 Improvement Project will add a third lane in both directions between Verrado Way and SR 85 and also reconstruct the freeway interchanges at Watson and Miller roads. The project is scheduled for completion in summer 2023. For more information on the project visit the project web page:  https://azdot.gov/projects/central-district-projects/i-10-sr85-verrado-way-improvements