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5 Essential Tips for Memorial Day Weekend Road Warriors

Memorial Day is just around the corner, and that means the unofficial start to summer! As Americans prepare for long-weekend getaways, trips to the beach and family picnics, they’ll also be faced with what’s predicted to be one of the busiest Memorial Day Weekends on record. Relatively low gas prices means the roads will be extra crowded.

Here’s our top 5 essential tips to consider if you’re planning a Memorial Day weekend road trip…

I-10 Construction Closures Planned in Louisiana, Heavy Delays Expected

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development would like to remind traveling motorists of the upcoming lane closures for I-10 construction in Iberville and West Baton Rouge parishes.

• Through Thursday night, April 27, 2017 East and Westbound alternating nightly lane closures will start at 9 p.m. and end at 6 a.m. This lane closure starts at mile post 135 and ends at mile post 151. This closure is necessary for the construction of the I-10 cable barrier system.

Permit load restrictions will be up to 13 feet wide. Anything over please contact the permit office.

• Beginning Friday, April 28, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. through Monday, May 1, 2017 at 6:30 a.m., the Westbound inside lane will be closed from the Mississippi River Bridge to the Atchafalaya Bridge. This closure is necessary for asphalt rehabilitation.

Permit load restrictions will be up to 13 feet wide. Anything over please contact the permit office.

Heavy delays are expected. DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds motorists to please drive with caution through construction sites and look out for work crews and their equipment.


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Arizona I-10 Westbound to Temporarily Close Thursday Night

Motorists traveling to the West Valley late Thursday night should plan ahead for a closure of westbound Interstate 10 at 59th Avenue due to ongoing work related to the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway.

The closure will last for approximately three hours between 11 p.m. Thursday, April 27, and 5 a.m. Friday, April 28, when westbound traffic will exit and re-enter I-10 via ramps at 59th Avenue. Drivers should allow extra travel time.

Limited closures of westbound I-10 between 51st and 67th avenues will be needed for the next few weeks as the equipment is moved from one location to another to begin work on the bridge structures that will carry traffic over I-10 when the South Mountain Freeway opens by late 2019.

ADOT works to inform the public about planned highway restrictions, but there is a possibility that unscheduled closures or restrictions may occur. Weather can also affect a project schedule.


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I-10 Closures Required to Move Construction Equipment in Phoenix

With a 100-ton crane standing adjacent to Interstate 10 near 59th Avenue and an oversized drill rig parked nearby in the median, work is getting underway to construct piers supporting the flyover ramps for the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway interchange at I-10 in the West Valley.SMF Interchange-Crane

A series of closures of westbound I-10 between 51st and 67th avenues are needed during the next few weeks to move this equipment to begin work on structures that will carry traffic over I-10 when the South Mountain Freeway opens by late 2019.

The first closure will last for approximately three hours between 11 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, and 5 a.m. Wednesday, April 19, when westbound traffic will exit and re-enter I-10 via ramps at 59th Avenue. Drivers should allow extra travel time.

There will be limited closures for the next few weeks as the equipment is moved from one location to another to drill deep foundations for the flyover ramp piers.

Over the next two years, crews from Connect 202 Partners, developer of the South Mountain Freeway project, will drill 43 shafts for the piers, using an auger to carve out 10-foot-diameter holes up to 100 feet deep. A crane will plant rebar cages in the holes, which will be filled with concrete.

In addition to the traffic interchange, improvements at the western end of the South Mountain Freeway include widening I-10 from 43rd to 75th avenues with merge lanes in each direction and adding two-mile-long access roads to improve traffic flow between 51st and 67th avenues. The new access roads will carry two lanes of traffic in each direction parallel to I-10.

The South Mountain Freeway will provide a long-planned direct link between the East Valley and West Valley and a much-needed alternative to Interstate 10 through downtown Phoenix. Approved by Maricopa County voters in 1985 and again in 2004 as part of a comprehensive regional transportation plan, the South Mountain Freeway will complete the Loop 202 and Loop 101 freeway system in the Valley.


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Construction Will Close I-10 in Both Directions This Weekend in Phoenix

The Arizona Department of Transportation announces that Interstate 10 will be closed in either direction overnight between Sarival Avenue and Perryville Road (near Loop 303) from 9:00 p.m. Friday to 3:00 a.m. Saturday (April 15) for bridge work.

DETOUR: Traffic will use local detour routes, including McDowell Road for westbound travel. Please allow extra travel time and be prepared to slow down and use caution when approaching the work zone.


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