I-10: Bowie to New Mexico State Line Roadway Departure Safety Project

The Arizona Department of Transportation, in partnership with the Federal Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP), has initiated a safety project to establish a roadway departure zone along Interstate 10 between mileposts 368 and 390. The project extends from near Bowie to the New Mexico border.

A roadway departure zone is an unobstructed roadside area - adjacent to the roadway - that provides drivers who leave the road in a crash incident adequate distance to stop or regain control of their vehicles. The project, which will also increase driver visibility along the corridor, will enhance safety to drivers and their passengers.

Project OverviewI-10: Bowie to New Mexico State Line Roadway Departure Safety Project Map

Crews will remove vegetation - including trees and shrubs - that present a hazard to drivers on both sides of I-10. The roadway departure zone clearance areas will be 5 feet behind guardrails (where guardrail exists) and 30 feet in all other locations. The work will be completed within ADOT’s right of way. The project also includes seeding, pruning, chipping, cutting, hauling and stockpiling usable firewood. 

What to expect during construction

The work will occur during daytime hours, primarily Mondays through Thursdays. No work is planned during weekends or holidays. Intermittent lane closures should be expected on I-10, but crews will work off the roadway to the extent possible.

ADOT reminds drivers to proceed through the work zone with caution, slow down and watch for construction personnel and equipment. 

Project schedule

The project is expected to begin in late November and take approximately two months to complete. The schedule is subject to change based on weather or other unforeseen factors.

Stay Informed

Schedules are subject to change based on weather and other unforeseen factors. Subscribe to receive project updates and traffic alerts by email. For more information, please call the ADOT Bilingual Project Information Line at 855.712.8530 or submit a question or comment by email. For real-time highway conditions statewide, visit ADOT’s Traveler Information Site at az511.gov, follow ADOT on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 511, except while driving.