Prince Road, I-10 widening project nearing completion - Tucson News Now

Prince Road, I-10 widening project nearing completion

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Travel on I-10 has reached another milestone in the Miracle Mile to Prince Road project, after more than two years the Prince Road interchange is now open.  

Drivers will now be able to get off at the Prince exit and head east, without having to wait for a train to pass.  The new bridge allows traffic to go up and over the Union Pacific Railroad tracks, instead of waiting for a train to pass. 

Some restrictions remain for the westbound I-10 frontage road, the right lane nearest Prince will remain closed until later this week when the temporary detour is removed; the right lane of the frontage road between Prince and Ruthrauff will remain closed until March 21 when fencing and landscaping work is completed.

These projects are part of the second phase of a $76 million I-10 widening project, once completed there will be four lanes of travel both east and westbound on I-10.  The Arizona Department of Transportation has said that the interstate will now be able to handle the increased traffic traveling through the area. 

There are still a few projects to finish before the widening is actually complete, according to ADOT. There are currently only three lanes of travel open in that section of I-10, while a message board on the eastbound side is finished and rubberized asphalt needs to be installed. 

ADOT hopes the asphalt will begin in early May, completing the project that began in September 2011.

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