Some cars track tar damage on I-10 - Tucson News Now

Some tires track tar on I-10

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Arizona Department of Transportation is responding to complaints after drivers complained of oil damage during a routine road project.

ADOT officials say this project was taking place on 1nterstate-10 between Pinal Air Park and Ruthrauff Roads.

Some drivers are saying there were not enough signs on the road last night. Those driving down the interstate were not able to figure out which lane to be in, and many of them unfortunately drove over the freshly oiled asphalt, which took it's toll on their vehicles.

Cars were sprayed with the oil while driving on I-10 east bound yesterday.

A spokesman with ADOT says crews are re-examining the traffic control after some drivers may have entered their work zone.
 
"Crews are looking into shortening spaces between the cones in the reduced 45 mile per hour work zone as this project continues this week," said one ADOT official.

They have not received any complaints regarding this project.

If you believe your car was damaged during this project, you can file a claim with ADOT or the Arizona Department of Risk Management in Tucson.

ADOT released the following statement:

The Arizona Department of Transportation has started a preventative maintenance project on Interstate 10 between Pinal Air Park and Ruthrauff roads.

A traffic alert was issued May 8 and work began last night on westbound I-10 between Pinal Air Park and Marana roads, and eastbound I-10 between Cortaro and Ruthrauff roads. Traffic was narrowed from three lanes to one lane in each direction between the work hours of 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. Once work was completed, ADOT crews inspected the roadway to make sure it was dry before reopening the highway.

Cones and message boards/signage were in place to prevent motorists from driving on the freshly oiled roadway surface. ADOT crews are re-examining the traffic control after some drivers may have entered the work zone. For instance, crews are looking into shortening spaces between the cones in the reduced 45 mph work zone as this project continues this week.

While ADOT has not received any complaints regarding this project, if a driver believes their car was damaged during an active ADOT project, they contact and file a claim with the Arizona Department of Administration Risk Management in Tucson at (520) 628-6700 or ADOT Risk Management at (602) 712-7327.

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