April 1 deadline is nearing for input on potential I-10 improvements

The Arizona Department of Transportation reminds members of the public to share their comments and input regarding the Environmental Assessment of the I-10 Broadway Curve study area between the Interstate 17 “Split” interchange in Phoenix and the Loop 202 (Santan Freeway) in Chandler, one of the most heavily traveled corridors in the Valley.

About 200 people attended ADOT's Feb. 26 public information and scoping meeting in Tempe to hear a presentation about the potential improvements, ask questions and submit comments. All meeting materials presented at the meeting are available on the study homepage at azdot.gov/I10BroadwayCurve under “Public Meetings Documents.”

Work starting in April requires 224-mile detour for loads wider than 10 feet

PHOENIX – Motorists using Interstate 15 in far northwestern Arizona will need to budget extra travel time over the next year as the Arizona Department of Transportation improves the decks of three bridges through the Virgin River Gorge between St. George, Utah, and Mesquite, Nevada.

Starting in April, crews will resurface the decks of Bridge No. 2 and Bridge No. 5, while Bridge No. 4 will get a new deck. Crews will move all traffic to one side of the freeway while working on the other, allowing one travel lane in each direction.

Public information/ scoping meeting will address traffic needs and current Environmental Assessment

The Arizona Department of Transportation will host a public information and scoping meeting regarding transportation needs and the current environmental study of Interstate 10 (Maricopa Freeway) between the Interstate 17 in Phoenix (Split) and the Loop 202 (Santan Freeway) in Chandler.

The public is encouraged to attend, learn more about the Environmental Assessment currently taking place to study traffic concerns in the area, provide input and discuss potential improvements that are being considered.

Drivers should expect delays and allow extra travel time while detours are in place

Pinnacle Peak Road just east of Interstate 17 is closed in both directions while construction crews replace a large drainage culvert next to the highway. The closure is scheduled to be in place continuously until the early morning hours of Thursday, March 14. Work to remove the culvert is occurring 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Delay travel if possible, expect the unexpected with extreme weather on tap

PHOENIX – With heavy rain and snow forecast across Arizona from Wednesday night through Thursday, drivers should slow down for safety and consider putting off travel as conditions can change quickly, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

Because sections of highway in northern Arizona can close due to crashes and heavy snow during extreme winter storms, the safest option is always to wait out the storm before driving. It’s also the most-efficient decision, as a highway takes much longer to plow when it’s jammed with vehicles that shouldn’t be traveling on a roadway that’s slick with snow and ice.

Waste Management Phoenix Open events begin Wednesday

Motorists should plan for heavier-than-normal traffic on the Loop 101 Pima Freeway in north Scottsdale with the Waste Management Phoenix Open beginning Wednesday and lasting through Sunday, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

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