2/5: Weekend Closures


Interstate 10/ Avondale Boulevard

RESTRICTION: Interstate 10 narrowed to three lanes in both directions near Avondale Boulevard in the West Valley from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 6) for sign-structure construction. I-10 also narrowed to four lanes in both directions (HOV lanes closed) near Avondale Boulevard from 5 p.m. Saturday to 7 a.m. Sunday (Feb. 7) for sign-structure construction.

 DETOUR: Please allow extra travel time and be prepared to slow down and merge safely in work zone.

Eastbound Interstate 10 restricted at 40th Street for serious crash


2/5/16 - Officials are on scene of a serious crash on eastbound Interstate 10 in Phoenix According to DPS, a motorcyclist experiencing issues with his motorcycle laid down his bike near 40th Street. Several other cars avoiding the motorcyclist collided.

DPS believes one of the drivers was ejected during the impact. The victim was unresponsive at the time and taken to the hospital in serious condition.

No other injuries, including the motorcyclist, were reported. The Arizona Department of Transportation said all lanes were closed at 40th Street, causing serious backups in rush-hour traffic.

Part of the freeway has been reopened, but restrictions are expected to last through rush hour. Drivers are urged to take SR-202 to SR-143 to avoid the crash site.

A Weak Response From ADOT Regarding The I-10 Collisions in Arizona.


2/2/16 - According to the State’s own experts, median barriers between Phoenix and Tucson could prevent these collisions from increasing.  The State of Arizona’s own experts agree with 95% certainty that median barriers would indeed prevent crossover collisions on this dangerous stretch of the I-10.
Moreover, a previous State of Arizona study tracked 104 cross-median accidents where a barrier was in place.  The State found that the barriers redirected the errant vehicles in 103 of them.
Did you know that it would cost approximately only $7 million for the entire stretch of the I-10 between Phoenix and Tucson to have barriers put in place?  To save 70 lives, that is not a high price.
It sounds like a lot, but what if we told you that ADOT has a $300 million budget PER YEAR…
What’s their excuse?  Answer: they have none.

01/29: Weekend Closures


It looks like we're going to have a few closures this weekend on the I-10 in Phoenix. Please take note:

CLOSURE: Eastbound Interstate 10 closed between Interstate 17 (Stack Interchange) and Washington Street from 9 p.m. Friday to 9 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 30) for tunnel maintenance. Southbound State Route 51 and westbound Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway) ramps to eastbound I-10 also closed.

DETOUR: Please consider alternate routes. Eastbound I-10 traffic will detour to southbound I-17 at the Stack Interchange and reconnect with I-10 near Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. I-10/ I-17 and Seventh Avenue

 CLOSURE: Westbound I-10 closed between I-17 (Split Interchange) near Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and Seventh Avenue from 9 p.m. Saturday to 9 a.m. Sunday (Jan. 31) for tunnel maintenance. Southbound SR 51 and westbound Loop 202 HOV-lane ramps to westbound I-10 also closed. Westbound Sky Harbor Boulevard ramp to westbound I-10 closed.

DETOUR: Please consider alternate routes. Westbound I-10 traffic will detour to northbound I-17 at the Split Interchange near Sky Harbor Airport and reconnect with I-10 at the Stack Interchange north of Adams Street. Loop 101 (Agua Fria)/ I-10

CLOSURE: Southbound Loop 101 (Agua Fria Freeway) ramp to eastbound I-10 in West Valley closed from 9 p.m. Friday to 10 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 30) and from 9 p.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. Sunday (Jan. 31) for maintenance.

DETOUR: Consider alternate routes, including exiting southbound Loop 101 to eastbound Thomas or McDowell roads and using southbound 91st or 83rd avenues to connect with eastbound I-10.

RESTRICTION: I-10 narrowed to three lanes in both directions near Dysart Road from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 30) for message-sign foundation work. I-10 also narrowed to four lanes in both directions (HOV lanes closed) near Dysart Road from 5 p.m. Saturday to 7 a.m. Sunday (Jan. 31) for sign-structure construction.

 DETOUR: Please allow extra travel time and be prepared to slow down and merge safely in work zone.

01/22: Weekend Closures


Happy Friday! We're only showing one closure on the I-10 Freeway in Phoenix. Specifically in the Goodyear/Avondale area, west of Phoenix. 

Please make sure to take note and to plan accordingly. We hope you have a great weekend!

Interstate 10/ Dysart Road 

RESTRICTION: Interstate 10 narrowed to three lanes in both directions near Dysart Road from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 23) for sign-structure construction. I-10 also narrowed to four lanes in both directions (HOV lanes closed) near Dysart Road from 5 p.m. Saturday to 7 a.m. Sunday (Jan. 24) for sign-structure construction.

 DETOUR: Please allow extra travel time and be prepared to slow down and merge safely in work zone.

DPS: 5 dead after vehicle goes off overpass at Interstate 10 and 79th Avenue


1/14/16 - DPS said the vehicle was traveling westbound on the HOV exit ramp when it struck a wall around 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

After hitting the wall, the car vaulted though a chain link fence and fell about 50 feet down onto the westbound Interstate 10 median where it caught fire.
A total of five occupants were in the vehicle, including one adult and four children. They were all pronounced dead at the scene.
The cause of the crash is under investigation. It appears the vehicle failed to slow down enough at the top of the exit ramp to make a right turn.
According to DPS, it appears there was some type of attempt to stop due to the skid marks in the roadway.
DPS Captain Stephen Reutter said, "We lost five lives in this tragic event, it is nights like these that will stay with you the rest of your life."
No other vehicles were involved.

DPS motorcycle trooper involved in I-10 crash

1/14/16 - A DPS motorcycle trooper was involved in a three-vehicle crash early Thursday morning at westbound I-10 and 43rd Avenue.


The crash occurred at 6:47 a.m., according to an Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman.
Three right lanes were blocked, leaving the HOV lane and the left two lanes open.
Investigators were still trying to determine what caused the wreck and did not have any information immediately available on injuries, the DPS spokesman said.

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