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Prepare for detours as major roadways under construction this weekend

Posted at 6:36 AM, Oct 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-13 09:36:40-04

Some major roadway closures starting Friday evening may make the weekend drive a bit stressful.

The Arizona Department of Transportation is shutting down multiple roads, with some expecting to reopen Monday, October 16th.

Those planning to drive through the Stone Ave. and Grant Rd. intersection will have to either detour or expect slow moving traffic starting Friday at 7 p.m.. ADOT says southbound Stone will be closed at Glenn St., forcing drivers to detour either by using east or westbound Glenn St.. Those traveling north on Stone Ave. will not be permitted to cross the Grant Rd. intersection. Instead, drivers will either need to head east or west on Grant. Grant Road will not be closed, but travel will be reduced to one lane in each direction from east of Oracle to just east of First Ave..

Secondly, ADOT says I-19 will be closed in both directions at Ajo Way (SR 86) to allow crews to set girders on the new Ajo Way bridge. From 9 p.m. on Friday, October 13 to 5 a.m. on Monday, October 16, drivers will exit I-19 at th Ajo off-ramps, cross Ajo and return to I-19 at the Ajo on-ramps. I-19 traffic will not be able to exit at Ajo.

The ramp connecting westbound I-10 to southbound I-19 will also be closed during the same time period. ADOT also says drivers may want to use Irvington as an alternate route since Ajo Way will be closd between 16th Ave. and Holiday Isle.

For Friday only, drivers along S. Craycroft Rd. will need to use alternate routes as the road will be closed in both directions underneath I-10. The closure is from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. as crews remove the temporary bridge. Drivers can use Wilmot or Kolb as alternate routes. ADOT says all ramps at I-10 and Craycroft will remain open.