South Central Projects

Interstate 10: Ruthrauff Road Traffic Interchange

Overview

The Interstate 10/Ruthrauff Road traffic interchange will be reconstructed to improve traffic operations on both roadways.

Key elements of the project:

  • Lower I-10 to go beneath Ruthrauff Road
  • Raise Ruthrauff Road to go over Davis Avenue/Highway Drive, the Union Pacific Railroad and I-10
  • Widen I-10 to four lanes in each direction
  • Widen Ruthrauff Road to two lanes in each direction
  • Reconstruct the I-10 frontage roads to connect to the elevated Ruthrauff Road

Work is tentatively scheduled to begin in the summer of 2019. Ruthrauff Road will close to all traffic at I-10 for up to 24 months.

Business access will be maintained throughout the project.

Project Map

I-10-Ruthrauff-TI-Map

Project Purposes

The project is designed to improve safety on both Ruthrauff Road and I-10.

Currently, passing trains stop all traffic on Ruthrauff Road, which causes backups onto I-10. In the new configuration, traffic on Ruthrauff Road will pass over the railroad and I-10, eliminating the at-grade railroad crossing.

In addition, the interchange reconstruction is part of a series of projects to increase capacity on I-10 between Ruthrauff and Ina roads.

Timeline

2013 – Final design begins

2019 – Final design completed

2019 to 2021 - Construction

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Need more information?

For more information about this project, please call the ADOT Project Information Line at 855.712.8530 or email Projects@azdot.gov with questions or comments.

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