UPDATE: Night work at I-19 traffic interchange at Ajo Way scheduled this week

Motorists passing through the area of Interstate 19 and Ajo Way will encounter nighttime restrictions this week as the Arizona Department of Transportation continues work to replace the traffic interchange on Tucson’s southwest side.

The Sunday night closure of the Ajo Way on ramp to northbound I-19 has been added to the restrictions released earlier this week.

The following restrictions are scheduled for this week:

  • The southbound I-19 off ramp at Irvington Road and the right lane of southbound I-19 approaching the ramp will be closed from 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, to 5 a.m. Friday, Dec. 2, for removal of temporary concrete barrier.
  • The left lane of northbound I-19 will be closed between Ajo Way (State Route 86) and Interstate 10 from 9 p.m.Thursday, Dec. 1, to 5 a.m. Friday, Dec. 2, for installation of temporary concrete barrier.
  • Alternating lane closures will be in effect on northbound I-19 from Ajo Way to I-10 from 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, to 5 a.m. Monday, Dec. 5, for highway striping and shifting northbound I-19 traffic onto a temporary detour.
  • The northbound I-19 on ramp from Ajo Way will be closed from 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, to 5 a.m.
  • The southbound I-19 off ramp at Irvington Road will be closed from 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6, to 5 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, for striping of the ramp.

The work is part of a $40 million project to replace the existing traffic interchange at I-19 and Ajo Way with a modern single-point urban interchange that will provide more efficient and safer movement of traffic at the heavily used interchange.

Drivers should proceed through the work zone with caution, slow down and watch for construction personnel and equipment.

ADOT works to inform the public about planned highway restrictions and closures, but it’s possible that unscheduled impacts might occur because of weather or other factors. For the most current information about highway conditions statewide, visit ADOT’s Travel Information Site at www.az511.gov, follow ADOT on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 511,except while driving.

For more information, please call C.T. Revere, ADOT senior community relations officer, at 520.705.3574 or emailcrevere@azdot.gov.


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