Tom Wells Road (Exit 5) at Interstate 10 near
California state line temporarily closed Tuesday
Several ramps and lanes to close over next few weeks as workers seal pavement cracks
YUMA - The Arizona Department of Transportation is currently working to extend the life of the pavement on a 32-mile stretch of Interstate 10 near the California state line. As part of this highway maintenance project, workers will need to implement periodic closures of Tom Wells Road (Exit 5) from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday (April 26) to access and repair cracks in the pavement.
Other ramps, lanes and overpasses throughout the project area will also be affected as the project progresses along this stretch of I-10. Ramp closures will be in effect for several hours each day and will be reopened as soon as possible. At some exits, the roadway on the overpasses will be repaired and crews will direct traffic through the area.
Additional closures are scheduled from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day as follows:
•Monday (May 2) and Tuesday (May 3) - Access to Ehrenberg via Posten Road (Exit 1)
will be temporarily restricted while crews work on I-10 lanes.
•Thursday (May 5) and Friday (May 6)- Riggles Avenue (Exit 19) in Quartzsite will be
temporarily closed while crews work on I-10 lanes.
•Monday (May 9) and Tuesday (May 10) - US 60 (Exit 31) will be temporarily closed
while crews work on I-10 lanes.
Message boards will direct motorists to detours using the nearest open ramp. Law enforcement will be on site to direct traffic and monitor speeds.
This project is scheduled for completion in May 2011.
ADOT advises drivers 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 www.az511.gov or call 5-1-1.
For more information about this project, please visit www.azdot.gov/statewide or contact Yuma District Senior Community Relations Officer Gabriella Kemp at 928.317.2165 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Local media should contact the ADOT Public Information Office at email@example.com or 1.800.949.8057. Visit www.facebook.com/azdot or www.azdot.gov for more information about ADOT.