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Detour signs on Ina Road causing driver confusion

Posted at 5:22 PM, Feb 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-21 19:29:02-05
It's been about one week since Ina Road and I-10 closed for construction.
Since then, the Arizona Department of Transportation has reported eight accidents in that area. 
Commuters say the 25-month project is already causing headaches because the area shows no signs to another route. 
Nick Geddes and his father are in town for a week of cycling. The two were going for a stroll down Ina Road when suddenly the "road closed" sign stopped them. 
"We're just trying to figure out how to cross I-10, right now."
While there are many signs making commuters aware there is a road closure, many people say there are no detour signs to tell them which way to go. 
Geddes says, "there aren't any warning signs saying that Ina Road is now closed."
KGUN 9 reached out to ADOT and they say there are signs at Ina and I-10 and drivers are encouraged to use the Cortaro and Orange Grove exits. 
However, there are no detour signs guiding commuters. 
Sally Kalis drove to Tucson from Palm Springs, CA with her son and she says, "it's a disaster." 
"How are we going to get in and out of here? We have a lot of places that we have to see, and he's looking for his apartment," said Kalis. "We're kind of stuck here."
The construction is set for 25-months to improve traffic and make the interchange safer. 
One lane will be added to each direction on Ina and I-10. There will also be a bridge built to go over Ina and railroad.