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ADOT's largest freeway reconstruction project on I-10 enters second phase

The ADOT 1-10 reconstruction project that aims to widen lanes, repair bridges, and fix ramps enters its second year.

PHOENIX — The largest freeway reconstruction project in the state's history has reached an important milestone on the road to completion.  

The I-10 Broadway Curve Improvement Project marked its first full year of construction in July, with expected completion in late 2024. 

The ADOT improvements are most noticeable in the Broadway Curve between 40th Street and Baseline Road. In April, crews relocated the 34,000-pound 75-foot-tall "North Pole" previously located near 46th Street and I-10. 

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VERSIÓN EN ESPAÑOL: El proyecto de reconstrucción más grande ADOT de la autopista I-10 de ADOT empieza su segunda fase

The massive utility pole transmits 69,000 kilovolts and stood in the way of the project. The entire freeway had to be shut down for the disassembling and removal of the pole. 

With the relocation of the "North Pole"  and the beginning of Phase II crews will build new lanes and a new southbound State Road 143 to I-10 westbound ramp.

In Phase II ADOT will improve and widen the Guadalupe Road bridge and crews are also expected to complete the widening of eastbound I-10 south of Baseline Road by the end of 2022.  


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Driving Safety Tips:

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) offers driving tips to help keep people safe on the road. 

"There’s always room for improvement when it comes to road safety," the department said on its website. 

ADOT's suggestions include: 

  • Don’t speed or drive aggressively 
  • Never drive while under the influence of substances 
  • Avoid distractions while driving 
  • Wear your seatbelt and make sure all passengers are doing the same 
  • When an emergency vehicle is on the side of the road, move over 
  • Stay extra aware in work zones 
  • Be prepared for weather conditions that make driving dangerous

Find more tips on the department's Driving Safety Homepage on ADOT's website here. 

"Real-time highway conditions are available on ADOT’s Arizona Traveler Information site at az511.gov, by calling 511, downloading the AZ 511 app and through ADOT’s Twitter feed, @ArizonaDOT," the department said.

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