As the Arizona Department of Transportation progresses on a $6.7 million project to improve an 11-mile stretch of Interstate 10 east of Quartzsite, drivers are asked to plan ahead and allow extra travel time between peak travel hours.
I-10 is currently reduced to one lane in each direction daily from mileposts 52-63 as concrete repairs are completed near the Bouse Wash Rest Areas. The rest areas remain closed while the repairs are completed.
Speed limit throughout the work zone is reduced to 55 mph. Law enforcement is on-site to control traffic and monitor speeds. Message boards are in place to advise drivers of lane restrictions.
The project is scheduled to be completed in early summer.
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 5-1-1.