It you drive Interstate 10 between Tucson and Benson, be ready for a big detour. The Arizona Department of Transportation is warning drivers to take a alternate route on Friday, March 8th if not prepare for a 67-mile detour due to a bridge demolition project.
According to an ADOT release, approximately 30 miles east of downtown Tucson, I-10 is scheduled to be closed in both directions from 9 p.m. March 8 until 6 a.m. Saturday, March 9 for the removal of the old Pantano Union Pacific Railroad Bridge.
ADOT says during the demolition, drivers will be guided by signs through a 67-mile detour around the I-10 closure, which is between State Route 83 east of Tucson (Exit 281) and SR 90 west of Benson (Exit 302). Drivers can expect up to two hours of additional travel time.
You're best bet is to avoid this segment of I-10 all together.
ADOT NEWS RELEASE:
Detour for eastbound I-10
Detour for westbound I-10
For more information about ADOT projects and programs across Arizona, see the agency's latest blog posts. The ADOT Traveler Information Center system can be reached by calling 511 from within Arizona or at www.az511.gov.
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