I-19 at Ajo Way to close overnight Friday for bridge deck pours
TUCSON – Interstate 19 and Ajo Way near the freeway will be closed Friday night through midday Saturday, Dec. 16, to allow Arizona Department of Transportation crews to pour new bridge decks over I-19.
Beginning about 10 p.m. Friday, I-19 will be closed under the Ajo Way overpass for the safety of drivers. Traffic will be routed up the exit ramps, across Ajo Way and back to the freeway using the entrance ramps. There will be no turns permitted at Ajo Way; drivers will need to use exits at Silverlake/29th Street or Irvington Road instead.
At the same time, Ajo Way (State Route 86) will be closed between 16th Avenue and the Santa Cruz River bridge. Access to businesses in the Santa Cruz Plaza and to residences in Rose Estates East will remain open during the work, which is scheduled to end noon on Saturday.
The work is occurring in conjunction with the improvement project at Interstate 19 and Ajo Way. The first phase of the project is scheduled for completion in spring 2018.
Also this weekend, traffic on eastbound Interstate 10 at Ina Road will be moved to new travel lanes on Saturday night andSunday morning, with the move expected to be completed by 8 a.m. Sunday. On Sunday morning, Ina Road traffic will be moved to the new bridge over the Santa Cruz River. Minor delays are possible during the moves.
Real-time highway conditions are available on ADOT’s Arizona Traveler Information site at az511.gov, by calling 511 and through ADOT’s Twitter feed, @ArizonaDOT. When a freeway closure or other major traffic event occurs, our free app available at ADOTAlerts.com will send critical information directly to app users in affected areas – where possible, in advance of alternate routes.