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Arizona I-10 Rest Area Reopening

With the Texas Canyon Rest Area along Interstate 10 reopening Thursday after a six-month renovation, the Arizona Department of Transportation is moving past the halfway point in a decade-long effort to improve rest areas statewide.

Texas Canyon, between Benson and Willcox in southeastern Arizona, will be the ninth of ADOT’s 17 rest areas to be improved since 2013. The San Simon Rest Area near the New Mexico line on I-10 reopened in May.

Many of the improvements are designed to repair or replace aging infrastructure that in some cases has been in place for as long as 50 years. The largest effort: making significant improvements to water and wastewater systems, including drilling through hundreds of feet through rock to find new sources of water. Pipes and septic systems that have reached their life expectancies are being replaced.

ADOT also is working to make certain that all rest areas comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act so every traveler can take advantage of the facilities. Other work includes new pavement, new fixtures in restrooms and repairs to buildings. The cost of the work varies but averages about $3 million per rest area.

The renovations are designed to make Arizona’s rest areas more functional and pleasant.

“Not only are rest areas important places for drivers to take a break from the road, they’re a place where Arizona can make a good impression on those from elsewhere,” ADOT Director John Halikowski said. “They have to be clean and provide the services visitors expect on their travels across Arizona.”

Rest areas once were little more than bare-bones stopping spots on the freeway, offering drivers only a chance to visit a restroom and stretch their legs before getting back on the highway. Today, renovated rest areas offer much more.

All Arizona rest areas include drinking fountains and vending machines, pet exercise areas and relief stations. Some, including Sunset Point on I-17, offer stunning mountain and desert views. And they’re clean: Caretakers are on-site at most rest areas 16 hours a day.

Updates will continue around the state through 2020.

I-10 Arizona rest areas:

  • Ehrenberg, milepost 5, updated 2014
  • Bouse Wash, milepost 53, updated 2013
  • Burnt Well, milepost 86, updated 2014
  • Sacaton, milepost 181, update 2017
  • Texas Canyon, milepost 320, updated 2016
  • San Simon, milepost 388, update 2016

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Horseshoe Bay Resort Celebrates a Family Fun July Fourth

Celebrate Independence Day Weekend with lakeside fun, land and boat parades, live music and Family Fun Day at the award-winning Horseshoe Bay Resort. Resort guests will enjoy daily activities as well as a special Family Fun Day on Sunday afternoon featuring a giant inflatable slide, mechanical bull ride, face painting, balloon artist, lawn games, sno-cones, and a chance to get up close and personal with the resort’s collection of exotic birds.

The highlight of the Horseshoe Bay Resort’s Fourth of July celebration will be the extravagant firework display over Lake LBJ. The fireworks begin at 9:30pm and will be simulcast live on KITY 102.9 FM for the public’s enjoyment.

Guests can enjoy two popular waterfront concerts while watching the sun set over stunning Lake LBJ. Jumpstart, a 10-piece Austin variety dance band, will perform on Saturday, July 2 and the Chris Brade Band will perform prior to the fireworks show on Monday, July 4. Both concerts begin at 8pm and are complimentary for overnight guests of the resort and Club members.

Throughout the weekend, guests will stay busy with family-friendly activities including kids’ shark boat rides, Sunset cruises on Lake LBJ, watercraft rentals, Dive-In Movies, S’mores for the family and much more. Nightly buffets will be offered at the resort’s dining outlets as well as the Yacht Club waterfront complex and will feature Italian, Texas BBQ, Caribbean themes and more.

The city of Horseshoe Bay will hold its annual land parade on Independence Day with the parade route going by the resort at 9:30 a.m. Afterwards, the City’s annual boat parade will take place with the decorated boats passing in front of the resort’s Yacht Club at 10:30 a.m.

About Horseshoe Bay Resort
Horseshoe Bay Resort is Texas’ premier full-service AAA four-diamond golf resort located on the shores of Lake LBJ, only 45 minutes northwest of Austin, Texas. With three award-winning Robert Trent Jones, Sr. golf courses to choose from, Horseshoe Bay Resort is known for exceptional golf, ample meeting spaces, a variety of dining options, multi-surface tennis courts, full-service spa and marina, an 18-hole Bermuda grass putting course and a private executive airport.


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Complete Ramp Closures, Detours on I-10 in El Paso

The New Mexico Department of Transportation reports the following lane and ramp closures on the I-10/Americas Construction Project in El Paso:

Friday, June 17, to Friday, June 24

7 p.m. to 5 a.m. (at different times and at different locations)

The following are complete closures:

  • Joe Battle (Loop 375) southbound between the southbound-westbound connector ramp and Americas Interchange
  • Americas (Loop 375) northbound between northbound-westbound connector ramp and Americas Interchange
  • I-10 westbound between the westbound-northbound connector ramp and Americas Interchange
  • Gateway West between RV Drive and westbound-southbound cloverleaf
  • Americas Avenue northbound between Americas entrance ramp to Gateway East
  • I-10 eastbound between the eastbound-southbound connector ramp and Americas Interchange

Monday, June 20, and Tuesday, June 21

7 p.m. to 5 a.m. (following morning)

  • Gateway West lanes between Eastlake Drive and RV Drive will be completely closed.

Crews will be placing steel girders.

  • Note: Gateway West is down to one lane between Eastlake Drive and RV Circle and will remain the same until further notice. This closure is necessary for the reconstruction of the frontage roads.

Please follow the detour signs in place on all projects. All work is dependent upon weather conditions.


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Long-Term Ramp Closures, Detours on I-10 in California

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close portions of the San Bernardino Freeway (I-10) as part of the High Occupancy Vehicle lane construction project. Consecutive on or off-ramps will not be closed at the same time. The following schedule will be in effect, weather permitting, and is subject to change:

Long-Term Ramp Closures

  • Through July, 2016 – Eastbound Vincent Avenue South on-ramp
  • Through November, 2016 – Eastbound Pacific Avenue/West Covina Parkway off-ramp

Ames Construction, Inc. is the contractor on this $193 million project, which will add an HOV lane in each direction of I-10 between Puente Avenue and Citrus Street. Detour signs will be posted to direct motorists. Anticipated completion is spring, 2019. Caltrans reminds you to “Slow For the Cone Zone”


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Lane Closures, Reduced Speeds on Mississippi I-10 Begin June 6

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is scheduled to begin work on a resurfacing project along Interstate 10 in Harrison County on June 6, 2016.

“Work will include milling the roadway and resurfacing eight miles of Interstate 10 from Shorecrest Road to Galleria Parkway,” said Transportation Commissioner Tom King. “Lane closures at night will be required during later phases of construction.”

The project is scheduled to be completed by November 2016.


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