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Quartzsite, Arizona

Monday, September 20, 2010

Expect delays on I-10 near Maricopa Co. line-BOTH east/west bound

Paving begins on I-10
near Harquahala Valley Road Sept. 27

Drivers can expect 10 miles of one-lane traffic
Paving begins on a 10-mile stretch of Interstate 10 between the Maricopa County Line and Harquahala Valley Road on Sept. 27, requiring lane restrictions for travelers.

Westbound and eastbound lane closures are scheduled between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday to allow crews to safely access the roadway.

Loads wider than 14 feet will be allowed to travel through the area on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Westbound traffic will be detoured onto Harquahala Rd. to U.S. 60. Eastbound traffic will be detoured onto Vicksburg Rd.

Drivers can expect about 15 minute delays.

Construction is expected to be complete in October.

ADOT will fill cracks and apply material to protect the roadway. Over time, varying temperatures and vehicle tires wear 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. Speed is reduced to 45 mph. 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.


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