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Road work begins next week at the Interstate 19 at Sahuarita Road traffic interchange, Arizona Department of Transportation officials said.

There will be overnight lane closures on Sahuarita Road, at the interchange, starting at 8 p.m. Monday, May 22, until 6 a.m. Tuesday, May 23.

Lane closures will resume at 8 p.m. Tuesday to 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 24, for maintenance work, authorities said.

During these dates and times, both lanes on Sahuarita Road will be closed at the interchange, which is south of Tucson. Traffic will be shifted to the road’s shoulders. The ramps will remain open, said officials.

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Motorists need to proceed with caution through the work zone, and slow down for construction workers and equipment, officials said.


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