Girders are about to be set in place on the new bridge carrying westbound Interstate 10 over Jimmie Kerr Boulevard in Casa Grande, another important step in the project to widen a 4-mile section of the freeway.
Westbound I-10 will be reduced to one lane just north of Interstate 8 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. beginning on Monday, April 8, and continuing until Sunday morning, April 14. Jimmie Kerr Boulevard will be closed at I-10 during those times.
During the work, drivers on I-10 should slow down and expect minor delays. Drivers on eastbound Jimmie Kerr Boulevard can use Trekel Road to eastbound I-8 to Sunland Gin Road. Drivers on westbound Jimmie Kerr Boulevard can use the on-ramp to westbound I-10 and travel to Exit 194 (Florence Boulevard), then follow eastbound I-10 back to Jimmie Kerr Boulevard.
Traffic was moved to new bridges over Jimmie Kerr in January, with two lanes in each direction. The new bridges will allow for a third lane and a shoulder in each direction. Over the next three months crews will pour the concrete deck for the new bridge and pave new lanes. The project is scheduled for completion in late August.
The work is part of an effort to widen a 4-mile section of I-10 from near Earley Road (milepost 196) to I-8 (milepost 200). Along with a similar project near Eloy, the work will create a 6-lane freeway from Casa Grande through Tucson.
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