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 jyounger@azstarnet.com or 573-4242. On Twitter: @JamarYounger