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Monday, September 27, 2010

Paving on I-10 postponed!

Paving project on I-10 near Harquahala Valley Road postponed

Drivers can expect 10 miles of one-lane traffic when project begins in mid October

Paving originally scheduled to begin today on a 10-mile stretch of Interstate 10 between the Maricopa County line and Harquahala Valley Road has been postponed and is rescheduled for Oct. 12.

Beginning Oct. 12 when construction begins, commuters can expect the following:

•Westbound and eastbound lanes will be closed between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays to allow crews to safely access the roadway.

•Westbound traffic will be detoured onto Harquahala Road to US 60.

•Eastbound traffic will be detoured onto Vicksburg Road .

•Speed limit along 10 miles of construction will be reduced to 45 mph.

•Drivers can expect about 15 minute delays.

•Loads wider than 14 feet will be allowed to travel through the area on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Construction is expected to be completed by the end of October.

ADOT will fill cracks and apply material to protect the roadway on I-10 near Harquahala Valley Road . Over time, varying temperatures and vehicle tires have worn down the roadway surface creating small cracks. This project will seal the highway surface, preventing water from seeping into the cracks and damaging the base layer of pavement. Performing preventative maintenance is a cost effective method of extending the life of the roadway.

Message boards will be displayed to inform commuters of construction. Law enforcement officers will be present along the work zone to control traffic and monitor speeds.

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.

For more information regarding this project, please contact Gaby Gonzalez at (928) 699-8983 or e-mail


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