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I-19 restrictions in place this weekend for widening work

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  • Rollover closed I-17 ramps to L-101 eastbound during morning rush hour

    Rollover closed I-17 ramps to L-101 eastbound during morning rush hour

    Thursday, April 19 2018 8:09 AM EDT2018-04-19 12:09:08 GMT
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    Northbound and southbound I-17 ramps are closed to eastbound Loop 101. (Source: Arizona Department of Transportation)Northbound and southbound I-17 ramps are closed to eastbound Loop 101. (Source: Arizona Department of Transportation)

    A semi rollover closed the Interstate 17 northbound and southbound ramps to Loop 101 eastbound in north Phoenix Thursday morning, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

    A semi rollover closed the Interstate 17 northbound and southbound ramps to Loop 101 eastbound in north Phoenix Thursday morning, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

  • 20 years after the fact, Thornydale gets a facelift

    20 years after the fact, Thornydale gets a facelift

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 9:48 PM EDT2018-04-18 01:48:37 GMT

    20 years ago, residents on Thornydale were promised a four lane road along with pedestrian sidewalks and bike paths. That promise was never kept because the money for the project was allocated somewhere else. So Thornydale, North of Cortaro Farms Road, which carries nearly 30,000 cars a day, deteriorated until it is what it is today, a failed road. 

    20 years ago, residents on Thornydale were promised a four lane road along with pedestrian sidewalks and bike paths. That promise was never kept because the money for the project was allocated somewhere else. So Thornydale, North of Cortaro Farms Road, which carries nearly 30,000 cars a day, deteriorated until it is what it is today, a failed road. 

  • Possible traffic delays during sediment removal in the Alamo Wash

    Possible traffic delays during sediment removal in the Alamo Wash

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 9:43 PM EDT2018-04-18 01:43:40 GMT
    (Source: Pima County)(Source: Pima County)
    (Source: Pima County)(Source: Pima County)

    The Pima County Regional Flood Control District began removing approximately 5,000 cubic yards of sediment in the Alamo Wash where it meets Rillito Creek just east of Swan Road, on Monday, April 16. 

    The Pima County Regional Flood Control District began removing approximately 5,000 cubic yards of sediment in the Alamo Wash where it meets Rillito Creek just east of Swan Road, on Monday, April 16. 

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Interstate 19 drivers will see traffic restrictions this weekend, as construction crews work to widen a popular exit ramp. Delays

will start around Valencia and I-19 at 8:00 p.m. on Friday. Arizona Department of Transportation will close the right lane of southbound I-19, about a mile north of the exit. Workers will mill and pave the shoulder of the highway to prepare for a third lane on the ramp. 

These traffic closures will remain until Sunday at 8:00 p.m., when the entire off ramp will shut down. This will stay closed until about 5:00 on Monday morning. 

Construction crews will work to put down concrete barriers for the long term project and improve drainage while the road stays closed.

While the ramp is shut down, drivers can use Irvington Road or San Xavier Road to access Valencia from the interstate. 

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