I-10 restrictions, closures in West Valley begin Tuesday night and last several months

Mar 1, 2022, 4:05 AM | Updated: 7:33 am
(Arizona Department of Transportation Photo)...
(Arizona Department of Transportation Photo)
(Arizona Department of Transportation Photo)

PHOENIX — Restrictions and closures on Interstate 10 in the West Valley are set to begin this week and last for several months as pavement improvement work takes place.

The highway will be narrowed to two lanes in either direction in areas between 75th Avenue and Avondale Boulevard from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. on weeknights starting Tuesday, the Arizona Department of Transportation said in a press release.

As part of the project, westbound I-10 will be closed between 75th Avenue and the Loop 101 Agua Fria Freeway from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.

The northbound Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway ramp to westbound I-10, as well as the westbound I-10 on-ramp at 67th Avenue will both be closed over the weekend.

The $12 million project aims to improve the highway’s riding surface in areas between Interstate 17 and Avondale Boulevard, ADOT said.

After working since the fall to remove sections of worn asphalt, ADOT said crews will now shift their focus to smoothing concrete pavement on the freeways by using machines with tipped blades that remove a thin layer of existing pavement while also adding small grooves to the surface.

A similar process was conducted on several other sections of Valley freeways, ADOT said, including the Loop 101 Price Freeway between U.S. 60 and the Loop 202 Santan Freeway in the southeast Valley, the Loop 101 Pima Freeway between I-17 and Pima Road in the north Valley, as well as the Loop 202 Santan Freeway between I-10 and Loop 101 in the Chandler area.

During the restrictions and closures, ADOT advises drivers to allow for extra time or consider alternate routes.

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I-10 restrictions, closures in West Valley begin Tuesday night and last several months