ANOTHER Deadly three-car crash closes eastbound I-10 west of the Valley


05/20/16: A deadly three-car crash closed eastbound lanes of the I-10 west of the Valley early Friday morning.
DPS says the crash occurred near Miller Road (milepost 114), two miles east of SR-85, west of the Valley.

DPS says the driver of a pickup truck swerved for unknown reasons, over-corrected and crossed into the median into oncoming traffic. The semi-truck traveling eastbound hit another vehicle trying to avoid the truck, and then rolled over.

NOTE:  THERE IS NO MEDIAN BARRIER AT THIS LOCATION. 

THERE WAS NOTHING TO STOP THE CROSSOVER VEHICLE FROM REACHING THE OPPOSING LANES.

The driver of the pickup truck was killed and the other two drivers were injured, but details are still limited on their conditions.

This is just another in an ongoing series of crossover deaths on Arizona’s highways.  To date, the State has done NOTHING to stop them.

05/06: Weekend Closures


Eastbound Interstate 10 closed between the I-17 “Stack” interchange and the State Route 51 “Mini-Stack” interchange from 9 p.m. Friday to noon Saturday (May 7) for tunnel maintenance and cleaning. DETOUR: Eastbound I-10 traffic will detour to southbound I-17 at the Stack and can reconnect with I-10 near Sky Harbor International Airport.
Westbound Interstate 10 closed between the I-17 “Split” interchange near Sky Harbor International Airport and Seventh Avenue from 9 p.m. Saturday to noon Sunday (May 8) for tunnel maintenance and cleaning. Southbound State Route 51 and westbound Loop 202 ramps to westbound I-10 closed. DETOUR: Westbound I-10 traffic will detour to northbound I-17 at the Split and can reconnect with I-10 at the Stack interchange north of Van Buren Street. If traveling to or from Sky Harbor, consider using the airport’s east entrance or exit via Loop 202 or SR 143.
Eastbound Interstate 10 closed at Dysart Road from 10 p.m. Saturday to noon Sunday (May 8) for installation of overhead message sign and traffic-flow sensors. Eastbound I-10 on-ramp at Litchfield Road also closed. DETOUR: Eastbound I-10 traffic will detour along off- and on-ramps at Dysart Road. Consider using eastbound McDowell Road to southbound Avondale Boulevard to access I-10.
Westbound Interstate 10 ramp to northbound Loop 303 closed from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday (May 9) for construction of future ramp to southbound Loop 303. DETOUR: Please consider exiting westbound I-10 at Sarival Avenue and using westbound McDowell Road and northbound Cotton Lane to access northbound Loop 303.

04/15: Weekend Closures


Happy Friday! We are showing not expected closures this weekend on the I-10. That means smooth traveling for those of you who will be hitting the road! Make sure you drive safe and drive smart this weekend! 

Don't drive distracted and don't drive drunk! Have a great weekend!

04/08: Weekend Closures


I-17/ I-10 and 19th Avenue 

RESTRICTION: Northbound Interstate 17 narrowed to one lane (right lane open) overnight between the I-10 “Split” interchange near Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and 19th Avenue from 9 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday (April 11) for pavement repair.

DETOUR: Consider using westbound Interstate 10 in the downtown Phoenix area to reach I-17 at the “Stack” interchange west of Deck Park Tunnel. Please allow extra travel time and use caution in work zone.

03/25: Weekend Closures


Happy Friday! We aren't showing any major closures this holiday weekend! That means smooth traveling for those of you who will be on the I-10 this weekend. 

Please drive safe and drive smart this weekend!

ADOT: Eastbound lanes on I-10 near Eloy reopens after Thursday wrong-way crash


03/17/16 - Eastbound Interstate 10 has partially reopened Thursday morning after a wrong-way crash shut it down for four hours.
Arizona Department of Transportation said there is still a traffic backup and it will take time for that backup to clear. 
The wrong-way crash happened just before 3 a.m., according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety. A vehicle was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes and crashed into a semi-truck near Picacho Peak.
DPS said the wrong-way driver was unresponsive at the scene and flown to the hospital with critical, life-threatening injuries. DPS said the driver may have been impaired, but the investigation is on-going.
There are a whole lot of issues to consider here:
1.       What was the mental state of the wrong way driver?
2.      Was the wrong way driver impaired by drugs or alcohol?
3.      Was the wrong way driver impaired for medical reasons?
4.      How familiar was the wrong way driver with the area where he/she entered the highway?
5.      Was the off-ramp properly signed by ADOT?
6.      How long was the wrong-way driver on the highway?
7.      How long did the AZ DPS know of it?
8.      What actions were taken once the AZ DPS learned of it?

We are seeing more and more incidents of wrong way drivers on our state highways.  What is law enforcement doing about it?

When they have the obligation to keep us safe and they know this is happening, what are they doing about it?

What did they do here?  Could they have done something?


The investigation continues……

3/11: Weekend Closures


Interstate 10/ Milepost 95 RESTRICTION: Interstate 10 in both directions at milepost 95 (approximately 50 miles west of downtown Phoenix) will experience delays between 6 a.m. and

4 p.m. Sunday (March 13) as traffic is intermittently stopped for APS overhead power line installation.

3/4: Weekend Closures


Happy Friday! We aren't showing any major closures on the I-10 Freeway in Arizona this weekend. That means it should be a smooth commute for those of you who will be traveling. 

Be safe this weekend! Don't Drink and Drive! And Don't Drive Distracted!

Remember. Drive safe. Drive smart. Have a safe weekend!