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Back on track: Rest stop along I-10 between Phoenix, Tucson to close

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PHOENIX — The only rest stop between Phoenix and Tucson on the Interstate 10 will close for about six months starting Monday to allow crews to renovate and update the site.

Renovations on the Sacaton rest stop, which is located along the freeway between Casa Blanca Road and State Route 387, were originally scheduled to begin late last year.

But septic tanks ordered by the contractor for the approximately $4 million project took more time to arrive than was originally anticipated, so the Arizona Department of Transportation decided to reopen it during the holidays.

The planned work will include replacing septic tanks and water and sewer lines as well as upgrading electrical and mechanical systems and making changes to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The department said the nearest facilities during the closure will be in the Phoenix and Casa Grande areas and on the Gila River Indian Community.

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