ADOT will close westbound I-10 tonight to finish paving work

2014-05-08T10:54:00Z ADOT will close westbound I-10 tonight to finish paving workBy Jamar Younger Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

ADOT crews will close westbound Interstate 10 tonight between Miracle Mile and Ruthrauff Road to finish paving work.

Crews will close westbound I-10 at 9 p.m. and reroute traffic onto the adjacent frontage road, according to an Arizona Department of Transportation news release.

The westbound lanes will reopen at 5 a.m. Friday.

Work will continue throughout the weekend as crews apply a layer of rubberized asphalt to the newly widened portion of I-10 between Ruthrauff and Prince roads.

ADOT will enact the following restrictions during the work:

Westbound I-10 between Miracle Mile and Ruthrauff will be narrowed to two lanes from 5 a.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday and from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday.

Westbound I-10 between Prince and Ruthrauff will be reduced to two lanes beginning 5 a.m. Saturday until 9 p.m. Sunday.

This same stretch of highway will be reduced to one lane on Saturday from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday and again from 9 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday.

Some westbound I-10 ramps between Ruthrauff and Grant roads will be closed from 9 p.m. Thursday until 5 a.m. Monday. Drivers may use the westbound I-10 frontage road to access the on-ramps at Ruthrauff or Sunset roads.

The intersections of I-10 at Miracle Mile and Ruthrauff roads will be closed beginning 9 p.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday.

Traffic will be detoured to the westbound I-10 frontage road.

The speed limit will be reduced to 45 mph during the paving work.

Drivers are encouraged to avoid the area.

Contact reporter Jamar Younger at or 573-4242. On Twitter: @JamarYounger

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