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Quartzsite, Arizona

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

I-10 Paving Delays between Quartzsite & Phoenix

Update: Paving project on I-10
near Harquahala Valley Road
 to start on Monday

Drivers can expect 10 miles
of one-lane traffic

YUMA – Paving is scheduled to begin Oct. 25 for 10 miles on Interstate 10 between the Maricopa County Line and Harquahala Valley Road .

Beginning Oct. 25, commuters can expect the following:

•One westbound and one eastbound lane will be closed between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday to allow crews to access the roadway safely.

•The speed limit through the work zone will be reduced to 45 mph.

•Drivers can expect delays of up to 15 minutes.

•Vehicles will be limited to a maximum width of 14 feet during work hours. Westbound loads wider than 14 feet will be detoured to US 60 at Salome Road . Eastbound loads wider than 14 feet will be detoured to US 60 at Vicksburg Road . Loads wider than14 feet will be allowed to travel through the area on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

Construction is expected to be completed before the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

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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