Crews start work Monday on the frontage roads at the Ina Road and I-10 interchange to get the area ready to handle the thousands of cars that will be using them once Ina will be closed during the two year construction project.
The main part of this improvement project will build a bridge over the train tracks so drivers won't have to wait for the freight trains to pass. ADOT said safety for drivers and speeding up traffic were some of the main reasons this $120 million project was started.
The final result will widen I-10 to three lanes in each direction at the interchange and Ina Road to two lanes in each direction from Silverbell Road to Camino de la Cruz.
Crews will start work on Ina by removing and repaving the center median islands. ADOT said significant delays won't start until the beginning of next year, but drivers can expect slow downs through the area over the next few weeks.
Traffic will be down to one lane in these spots overnight starting this Wednesday:
- Eastbound I-10 from Cortaro Road to Ina: 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday
- Westbound I-10 from Orange Grove to Ina: 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Thursday and Friday
- Ina road between the railroad tracks and Camino de la Cruz Wednesday and Thursday
By the end of this month, the westbound frontage road will close for the rest of this year. Ina will be down to one lane in each direction at this interchange. ADOT recommends you take Cortaro Road to the north of Ina and Orange Grove Road to the south as an alternate.
For more on this project, click HERE.