New roadway part of Loop 202/I-10 interchange construction in West Valley

A newly-built roadway adjacent to Interstate 10 in the West Valley will open to traffic this week, restoring 59th Avenue access after Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway construction required a permanent shift in traffic flow.

After the westbound I-10 off-ramp at 59th Avenue was closed and removed last month to make room for connecting ramps leading to and from the new freeway-to-freeway interchange, I-10 westbound motorists looking to access 59th Avenue have been forced to exit the freeway at 51st Avenue and detour to connect with 59th Avenue.

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Several ramps being reconstructed for South Mountain Freeway interchange

As work progresses on an interchange to connect the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway with Interstate 10 in the West Valley, another I-10 ramp will close to make room for the improvements.

The eastbound I-10 off-ramp at 59th Avenue will close permanently at 8 p.m. Sunday, April 29, as the Arizona Department of Transportation moves forward with replacing the existing I-10/59th Avenue traffic interchange and building new access roads between 51st and 67th avenues.

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Proposed 2019-2023 focus: Key Commerce Corridors, preserving state highway system

The Arizona Department of Transportation continues to gather comments for its proposed Five-Year Construction Program by reaching out to all members of the public and communities statewide for their input on which projects should move forward over the next few years.

The second public hearing for the 2019-2023 Tentative Five-Year Transportation Facilities Construction Program is scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday, April 20, at the City of Flagstaff Council Chambers, 211 W. Aspen Ave., Flagstaff. The monthly State Transportation Board meeting will follow.

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Drivers should plan for detours through fall

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan for the temporary full closure of two Texas Hill bridges located on East County First Street north of Roll beginning Monday, April 16.

The bridges are scheduled to be closed for the next several months. Drivers should plan to use detour routes and allow extra travel time while these closures are in place:

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In 18 months, freeway will be six lanes from Casa Grande to Tucson

PHOENIX – With a second Interstate 10 widening project in Pinal County scheduled to begin in the next week, drivers can look forward to having three lanes in each direction between Casa Grande and Tucson within 18 months.

Arizona Department of Transportation crews will begin work to widen 1-10 from just south of Earley Road to Interstate 8 (mileposts 196-200) in Casa Grande. The $36.6 million project is scheduled for completion by summer 2019.

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Allow extra travel time as project to improve bridges begins in April

Beginning next month, drivers who use Interstate 40 should plan to be shifted onto temporary crossovers between the eastbound and westbound travel lanes at the Cottonwood Wash bridges from milepost 258.93 to 260.05, about 5 miles east of Winslow.

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