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Arizona Rest Area on I-10 to Close for Renovations

The Sacaton Rest Area on Interstate 10 south of the Phoenix area is scheduled to close Wednesday, Oct. 18, for a $4 million renovation that’s expected to take six months, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

Work planned for the rest area, located on both westbound and eastbound I-10 between Casa Blanca Road and State Route 387 near Casa Grande, includes upgrades to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, replacing a water line, replacing the septic tanks and sewer lines, upgrading the electrical and mechanical systems, and painting.

During the closure, the nearest traveler facilities will be in the Phoenix and Casa Grande areas and on the Gila River Indian Community.

ADOT has made improvements to rest areas in recent years to repair and replace infrastructure that has been in place for as long as 50 years. That includes drilling new wells to provide adequate water supplies and replacing septic systems.


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I-10 and I-5 Connectors in L.A. to Close for ‘Swarm’ Operation

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to close the Westbound I-10 (San Bernardino Freeway) connector to Southbound I-5, and the Southbound I-5 connector to Eastbound I-10 (San Bernardino Freeway) from 4 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, near downtown Los Angeles.

The eight-hour closure will enable Caltrans to conduct a “swarm” maintenance operation involving a wide variety of maintenance tasks. Multiple Caltrans crews assisted by dozens of community service workers will carry out the diverse maintenance duties simultaneously.

For safety, Caltrans will close the following connectors and ramps during the swarm operation:

Connectors:

  • Southbound I-5 connector to Eastbound I-10 (San Bernardino Freeway)
  • Westbound I-10 (San Bernardino Freeway) connector to Southbound I-5

Ramps:

  • Westbound I-10 State Street off ramp
  • Mission Road on ramp to Southbound I-5
  • Mission Road on ramp to Eastbound I-10
  • Cesar E. Chavez Avenue on ramp to Southbound I-5

Mainline freeway lanes will remain open during the swarm operation.

Caltrans anticipates 100 or more workers will repair pot holes, sweep the roadway, remove litter and graffiti, replace signs, trim trees, clear weeds, repair guardrail and irrigation, re-stripe the
roadway, re-lamp overhead lights, install new ramp meters, inspect and clean drains and culverts, and complete other maintenance needs.

Caltrans reminds drivers to “Be Work Zone Alert” and “Slow for the Cone Zone.”


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I-10 Construction in Mississippi Continues

The Mississippi Department of Transportation reports that the project to widen Interstate 10 from four to six lanes between Ocean Springs and Vancleave remains underway.

Lane closures for this project have been limited to evening hours. The project will add one lane in each direction including widening six bridges along Interstate 10.

The $40 million project was awarded to Mallette Brothers Construction and is anticipated to be complete by early 2018.


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Eastbound I-10 to Close West of Downtown Phoenix This Weekend, Expect Delays

Motorists traveling from the West Valley toward downtown Phoenix this weekend should allow extra travel time or plan ahead to avoid a closure of eastbound Interstate 10 (Papago Freeway) at 59th Avenue due to construction of the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

Eastbound I-10 at 59th Avenue will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, to 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 1.

The closure will be lifted several hours prior to the Arizona Cardinals vs. San Francisco 49ers football game ending at the University of Phoenix Stadium as heavy traffic is anticipated on eastbound I-10 following the game.

The closure will ensure a large crane can safely remove an 80-foot-long steel falsework beam above I-10 that temporarily supported this future flyover bridge.

During the closure, eastbound I-10 traffic will be able to exit the freeway at the 59th Avenue off-ramp and re-enter at the 59th Avenue on-ramp, but delays are anticipated.

The eastbound I-10 on-ramps at 75th and 67th avenues will be closed as well to help reduce traffic backups. In addition, northbound 59th Avenue will be closed from Roosevelt Street to I-10.

To avoid delays on eastbound I-10, motorists should consider alternate routes, including the Loop 101 (Agua Fria Freeway) west of Interstate 17, or exiting I-10 sooner and taking local streets to re-enter past the closure point.

The steel beams are no longer needed to support the concrete structure, also known as a straddle bent, because the concrete has been cured and reinforced with steel cables. This bridge structure will serve as the future northbound Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway connection to westbound I-10.

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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Fall is for Festivals in New Braunfels!

A festival vacation – colorful, energetic, and culturally immersive – is a terrific way to meet locals and enjoy a new experience. In New Braunfels Fall is festival season and the mild temperatures and scenic Texas Hill Country make it a perfect vacation destination. Get away with your BFF or enjoy a romantic holiday with the love of your life. It’s a vacation to remember!

There are art festivals, craft beer pubs and wineries to visit. There’s outdoor recreation like cycling, running, kayaking and stand-up paddling. It’s often still warm enough to float the two fantastic rivers in a tube. Check some of the “festival” fun you can have in the Fall in New Braunfels:

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