Construction: I-10 Ramp closure in place starting Saturday

Construction: I-10 Ramp closure in place starting Saturday

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Interstate drivers should plan for a detour, as a week long ramp closure starts on the southeast side Saturday morning.

Pima County construction crews will close the eastbound I-10 off-ramp at Valencia Road starting at 4 a.m. Saturday. This will remain closed through Friday, May 8 at 4 p.m.

Workers will completely reconstruct this ramp, so county officials said a complete closure is necessary for safety reasons.

Eastbound I-10 drivers who normally exit the highway at Valencia Road can use Alvernon Way as an alternate.

The speed limit in the surrounding work area is 25 miles per hour. Remember to approach all work areas with caution and obey all traffic control devices.

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