5/26: Memorial Day Weekend Freeway Closures


We aren't showing any major closures for this holiday weekend on the I-10. Please make sure that you drive safe and drive smart out there, Arizona!

CROSS-OVER CRASHES ON THE UNPROTECTED INTERSTATE 10 CONTINUE


5/25/2017 - Three people were injured when two semi-tractor trailers and a passenger vehicle crashed — the semis catching fire on Interstate 10 west of Tucson Monday, May 22. 

The crash occurred when a westbound commercial truck-tractor that was pulling a semi-trailer had its front left tire fail. The driver lost control and the semi rig entered the depressed dirt median and rolled onto its side and entered the eastbound traffic lanes. 

The rig struck another commercial truck-tractor tanker head on, and a passenger vehicle also became involved in the crash. A fire erupted and destroyed the truck. The number of deaths that have occurred—and continue to occur on Interstate 10 from cross-over crashes is staggering. 

There is a simple fix that the Arizona highway department knows about, but for some reason, refuses to implement. It looks like this: Cable median barriers save lives. 

There is no dispute. The State of Arizona’s own experts admit that median barriers are 95% effective in preventing these cross-over crashes. So why does the Arizona highway department refuse to install these in Interstate 10? 

Zachar Law Firm has represented the victims of these tragedies. Two different Maricopa County juries have determined the State to be negligent and have awarded families millions of dollars in damages for the deaths of their loved ones on Interstate 10 from cross-over crashes. 

They determined that these were completely preventable.

03/31: Weekend Closures


The I-10 ramps to and from Pecos Road will be closed for South Mountain Freeway work, and at this point, that's the only closure scheduled for March 31st to April 3rd. 
Here's the specific information about the closure:
All Interstate 10 ramps to and from Pecos Road closed from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday (April 3) for a traffic shift as part of the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway construction project. Pecos Road also closed between 24th Street and I-10. No access from westbound Loop 202 (Santan Freeway) to Pecos Road. DETOUR: Please plan to use alternate routes, including Chandler Boulevard or Ray Road for access to or from I-10.

1/27: Weekend Closures

Interstate 10/between Interstate 17 "stack" and State Route 51

CLOSURE: Eastbound I-10 closed between I-17 “stack” interchange and SR 51 from 9 p.m. Friday to 9 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 28) for tunnel cleaning and maintenance. Both I-17 ramps to eastbound I-10 at Stack closed.
DETOUR: Eastbound I-10 traffic will detour to southbound I-17 and can reconnect with I-10 near Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

I-10/between I-17 "split" near Sky Harbor Airport and Seventh Avenue 

CLOSURE: Westbound Interstate 10 closed between I-17 “Split” interchange near Sky Harbor Airport and Seventh Avenue from 9 p.m. Saturday to 9 a.m. Sunday (Jan. 29) for tunnel cleaning and maintenance. Southbound State Route 51 ramp to westbound I-10 closed. Southbound I-17 ramp to westbound I-10 at Split interchange, including airport exit, closed. Westbound Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway) ramp to westbound I-10 open but traffic must exit I-10 at Seventh Street and use local detour.
DETOUR: Westbound I-10 traffic near Sky Harbor Airport will detour to northbound I-17 and can reconnect with I-10 at Stack interchange north of Van Buren Street.

Ahwatukee wrong-way crash: Driver identified in deadly I-10 crash


12/15/16 - DPS said as of January 2016, 1,600 wrong-way incidents have been reported to the organization. Of those, 27 resulted in injuries or casualties. There have been over 100 drivers arrested on suspicion of impairment in wrong-way incidents.
  1. Two questions:
  2. Why do these keep happening?
  3. What is the DPS doing (if anything)?
The DPS says they it continues to “investigate” these rashes and what to do. Well, while we are waiting, 1,600 wrong-way incidents have been reported to the organization.
People are getting hurt.  People are dying.  Something needs to be done.  California enacted measure in 1985 --  thirty-one years ago, that have reduced these incidents by more than 50%.

11/4: Weekend Closures


Eastbound Interstate 10 closed between the I-17 stack interchange and State Route 51 from 9 p.m. Friday to 9 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 5) for tunnel maintenance. Both I-17 ramps to eastbound I-10 at the stack closed.
DETOUR: Eastbound I-10 traffic can use southbound I-17 and reconnect with I-10 near Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. NoteNorthbound I-17 closed between Adams Street and McDowell Road from 11:30 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 5) for bridge work. Northbound I-17 traffic will detour on frontage road.
Westbound Interstate 10 closed between the I-17 split interchange (near Sky Harbor Airport) and Seventh Avenue from 9 p.m. Saturday to 9 a.m. Sunday (Nov. 6) for tunnel maintenance. Southbound State Route 51 ramp to westbound I-10 also closed. Southbound SR 51 on-ramp at Thomas Road and off-ramp at McDowell Road closed. 
DETOUR: Westbound I-10 traffic can use northbound I-17 and reconnect with I-10 at the Stack interchange north of Adams Street.
Westbound Interstate 10 narrowed to one lane in areas between Verrado Way and State Route 85 from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 5) for rubberized asphalt paving. Westbound I-10 on-ramp at Verrado Way and westbound off- and on-ramps at Watson Road also closed at times Saturday (Nov. 5). 
DETOUR: Please allow extra travel time. Alternate routes include westbound Yuma and Broadway roads. NoteWestbound I-10 ramp to southbound SR 85 and northbound SR 85 ramp to westbound I-10 closed from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 5). Please follow signed detours. Times are approximate and subject to change as paving work progresses.
Westbound Interstate 10 ramp to northbound Loop 303 closed continuously from 7 a.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Thursday (Nov. 10) for nearby overhead-ramp construction. 
DETOUR: Drivers can exit westbound I-10 at Estrella Parkway or Sarival Avenue and use westbound McDowell Road and northbound Cotton Lane to access northbound Loop 303 via on-ramp at Thomas Road.

10/28: Weekend Closures


Westbound Interstate 10 narrowed to one lane in areas between Verrado Way and State Route 85 from 10 p.m. Friday to 11 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 30) for rubberized asphalt paving. Westbound I-10 on-ramp at Verrado Way and westbound off- and on-ramps at Watson and Miller roads closed at times Saturday (Oct. 29).
DETOUR: Consider using an alternate route that includes westbound Southern Avenue to northbound Palo Verde Road (west of SR 85) to access westbound I-10 beyond the work zone. Note: Times are approximate and subject to change as paving work progresses.
Westbound Interstate 10 ramp to southbound State Route 85 closed from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 29) for pavement improvements.
DETOUR: Drivers can continue west on I-10 and exit at Palo Verde Road before turning and entering eastbound I-10 to reach southbound SR 85. Northbound SR 85 ramp to westbound I-10 also closed from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 29) for pavement improvements.
DETOUR: Drivers who normally would use this ramp can avoid extended delay by turning onto westbound Southern Avenue and using northbound Palo Verde Road to reach westbound I-10. Note: Times are approximate and subject to change as paving work progresses.
Westbound Interstate 10 ramp to northbound Loop 303 closed from 3 a.m. Saturday to 5 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 30) for overhead-ramp construction.
DETOUR: Drivers can exit westbound I-10 to northbound Sarival Avenue and use westbound McDowell Road and northbound Cotton Lane to access northbound Loop 303 via on-ramp at Thomas Road.

10/21: Weekend Closures


Westbound Interstate 10 narrowed to one lane in areas between Verrado Way and State Route 85 from 10 p.m. Friday to 11 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 23) for resurfacing. DETOUR: Please consider alternate routes, including westbound Yuma or Broadway roads or Southern Avenue to northbound SR 85, to travel beyond I-10 restrictions. Note: Westbound I-10 on-ramp at Miller Road closed from 10 p.m. Friday to 10 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 22).
Westbound Interstate 10 ramp to northbound Loop 303 closed from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 22) for overhead-ramp construction. DETOUR: Drivers can exit westbound I-10 to northbound Sarival Avenue and use westbound McDowell Road and northbound Cotton Lane to access northbound Loop 303 via on-ramp at Thomas Road.
Eastbound Interstate 10 ramp to northbound I-17 at the “Stack” interchange closed overnight from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 22) for bridge work. DETOUR: Consider exiting eastbound I-10 to northbound 27th Avenue and using eastbound McDowell Road to access northbound I-17.
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