Tucson Prince bridge widening project two-thirds done - Tucson News Now

Tucson bridge widening project two-thirds done

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Girders being placed in the second of three bridge spans being constructed to widen I-10 between Ruthrauff and Prince roads. Girders being placed in the second of three bridge spans being constructed to widen I-10 between Ruthrauff and Prince roads.
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Arizona Department of Transportation workers spent Monday placing 15 bridge girders over the westbound lanes of Interstate 10 at Prince Road in Tucson.

It is the second of three bridge spans being constructed to widen the highway to four lanes between Ruthrauff and Prince roads.

Once completed, ADOT Tucson District Engineer, Rod Lane, says it will help ease traffic in the area.

"No longer will we be stopping at the railroad crossing for the traffic in the morning," Lane said. "You'll be able to go over the railroad, right over the interstate. It will be a lot smoother, a lot more free flow of the traffic and a lot more help for the economic development, the traveling public, for safety. A very significant improvement for transportation in the Tucson community."

The construction is part of a $76 million project that is now two-thirds completed.

ADOT expects to finish the project by the middle of 2014.

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