Friday, December 3, 2010

Interstate widening continues between Tucson and Phoenix

TUCSON – Starting Monday night (Dec. 6), Interstate 10 will narrow to one lane at night in both directions between Junction Interstate 8 and State Route 87, east of Casa Grande, from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., Sunday nights through Friday mornings, until March. Drivers should allow extra travel time for travel between Phoenix and Tucson.

This segment of I-10 will be widened from two lanes to three lanes in each direction to reduce traffic congestion and improve safety along this heavily traveled corridor.

What to expect during construction:

• Crews will work from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., Sunday night through Friday morning, each week.
• Two lanes of traffic in each direction will remain open during daytime hours and on weekends.
• The $31.3 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act project is anticipated to be complete during fall 2011.

As always, drivers are reminded to proceed through the work zone with caution, slow down, and be alert for construction equipment and personnel.

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 or call 5-1-1.