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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New I-8 interchange to be completed by November

YUMA – After a five-month break to accommodate winter agriculture traffic, Arizona Department of Transportation crews in Yuma are resuming a project converting the Araby Road interchange at Interstate 8 to modern roundabouts.

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The eastbound Loop 101 (Pima Freeway) will be narrowed to one lane between Cave Creek Road and Tatum Boulevard in north Phoenix during part of this weekend for pavement-improvement work, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Drivers should use caution and allow extra travel time while the following Phoenix-area weekend restrictions are in place:

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