TUCSON — The Arizona Department of Transportation will begin repaving 12 miles of Interstate 8 this week west of Casa Grande, requiring the closure of ramps from Bianco to Smith roads. Crews will work weekdays from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This $6.8 million pavement improvement project is part of ADOT's continued investment in Arizona's interstate highway system. It includes removing a layer of the existing pavement, applying a new layer of asphalt, placing new roadway markings, and repaving the ramps at Bianco, Montgomery and Stanfield roads. The project is scheduled for completion this summer.
The following ramp closures and detours will begin this week and continue into the week of Feb. 14.
- From 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Monday (Feb. 10, 11 and 14), the Stanfield Road ramps will be closed with no access to I-8. Flaggers will direct traffic and drivers can expect delays of up to 15 minutes. For those wishing to access I-8, Stanfield Road traffic will detoured to State Route 84 and then to Montgomery Road.
- From 5 a.m. Monday until 5 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 14 and 15), Bianco Road ramps will be closed with no access to I-8. For those wishing to access I-8, Bianco Road traffic will be detoured to State Route 84 and then to Montgomery Road.
- From 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday (Feb. 15 and 16), Montgomery Road ramps will closed with no access to I-8. For those wishing to access I-8, Montgomery Road traffic will be detoured to State Route 84 then to Thornton Road
Traffic alerts to let drivers know about planned traffic impacts will be issued as the work progresses. Motorists may go to www.azdot.gov to sign up to receive traffic alerts regarding the project. The website also provides information about other projects throughout the state.
The construction project schedule is subject to change due to a variety of reasons, including weather, material availability and mechanical difficulties. As always, drivers are reminded to proceed through the work zone with caution, slow down, and be alert for construction equipment and personnel. Please be aware that speed limits will be reduced to 25 mph on cross roads and 45 mph on I-8 when work is taking place. Speeding fines will be doubled when workers are present.
To stay up-to-date with the latest highway conditions around the state, visit the ADOT Traveler Information Center at www.az511.gov or call 5-1-1.