UPDATE: Paving operations on I-10 east of Tucson temporarily cancelled

The Arizona Department of Transportation has cancelled paving operations on Interstate 10 between Tucson and Benson for the remainder of this week.

Associated work that had been scheduled on eastbound I-10 near Marsh Station Road this afternoon will be done overnight, starting at 8 p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 11) and continuing until 2 a.m. Thursday (Nov. 12). During that time eastbound I-10 will be restricted to one lane from milepost 291 to milepost 293, two miles east of Marsh Station Road.

Westbound I-10 will be reduced to one lane two miles west of the junction with State Route 90 near Benson during daylight hours Wednesday (Nov. 11) and Thursday (Nov. 12). Work in that area has been cancelled on Friday (Nov. 13).

ADOT will provide updated information on the paving schedule prior to the work starting up again.

This work is part of a $15.1 million project to improve approximately 17 miles of I-10 in both directions between Tucson and Benson and replace the westbound I-10 bridge spanning Davidson Canyon, located about 20 miles east of Tucson.

The full closure of westbound I-10 overnight Tuesday (Nov. 17) is still scheduled as part of this project.

ADOT advises drivers to proceed through the work zone with caution, slow down, and be alert for construction equipment and personnel.

ADOT works to inform the public about planned highway restrictions, but there is a possibility that unscheduled closures or restrictions may occur. Weather can also affect a project schedule. To stay up-to-date with the latest highway conditions around the state, visit the ADOT Traveler Information Center at www.az511.gov or call 511.

For more information about this project, please call C.T. Revere, ADOT Senior Community Relations Officer, at 1.520.705.3574 or email at crevere@azdot.gov.