Closures on Interstate 19 and State Route 86 (Ajo Way) scheduled for this weekend

Construction and utility work at the Ajo Way traffic interchange project will require lane and ramp closures this weekend. The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to allow extra travel time and consider alternate routes while the following restrictions are in place:

Beginning 9 p.m. Saturday, April 22, and continuing through 5 a.m. Sunday, April 23:

Interstate 19 will be reduced to one lane in both directions.
The westbound I-10 to I-19 on ramp will be closed.
The southbound I-19 on and off ramps to State Route 86 (Ajo Way) will be closed.
The right lane on eastbound Ajo Way will be closed from S. Holiday Boulevard to 16th Avenue for bridge work.

Sunday, April 23:

Northbound I-19 will be closed between Irvington Road and Ajo Way from 12:01 a.m. to 3 a.m. Sunday, April 23, for sign removal.

Drivers will use Irvington Road to Sixth Avenue to access I-10.
Drivers will be routed to 12th Avenue to access Ajo Way.

Ajo Way will have intermittent closures in both directions between Cottonwood Lane and I-19 from 5 to 10 a.m. Sunday, April 23, for overhead utility work.

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. The project is expected to be complete by spring 2018

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 Traveler Information site at, follow ADOT on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 511, except while driving.

For more information about this project, please call Paki Rico, ADOT senior community relations officer, at 520.388.4233 or email or visit the website at


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