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Quartzsite, Arizona

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Quartzsite Exit 17 repaving extended to Saturday!

Ramp Improvement Project at Exit 17 in Quartzsite Extended to Saturday

Use Exit 19 as alternate route

Quartzsite residents and I-10 travelers can look forward to a series of improvements at Exit 17 on Interstate 10 in Quartzsite. The Arizona Department of Transportation will be repaving the on-and-off ramps to I-10 at Exit 17 this Saturday. There will be no construction work today or Friday.

On Saturday, Sept. 18, from 4 a.m. to 5 p.m., you can expect:

•Intermittent eastbound and westbound ramp closures at Exit 17 during paving and temporary striping.

•Crews will return for final striping in a few weeks. No closures expected at that time.

•The overpass bridge will remain open to through traffic.

•Drivers will be encouraged to use Exit 19 as a detour to reach homes and businesses near Exit 17.

•I-10 travel is not expected to be impacted.

Improvement work includes the removal and replacement of existing pavement to help extend the life of the highway.

Message boards are already displayed at Exits 17 and 19 in each direction informing commuters of the construction update. 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, please contact Gaby Gonzalez, ADOT public information officer, at (928) 699-8983 or All media inquiries should be directed to ADOT Media Relations at or 1.800.949.8057.


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