Work scheduled Friday on I10 near Benson


The Arizona Department of Transportation will pave the shoulder of eastbound Interstate 10 west of the junction with State Route 90 in Benson on Friday, July 6.

Motorists traveling east on I-10 in western Cochise County will encounter a right-lane closure from 6 a.m. until 3 p.m. beginning approximately one mile west of the interchange at SR 90 (Exit 302).

During the closure, crews will pave the roadway shoulder where a temporary off ramp had been located. The posted speed limit in the work area will be 55 mph.

The work is part of ADOT’s $27.6 million project to replace the I-10 overpass at SR 90, realign the highway west of the overpass and make improvements to SR 90 south of the interchange. The project is scheduled for completion in late 2013.

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.