Tucson, Arizona 2021-07-16 15:11:55 –
Tucson, Arizona — The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) marked a major milestone on Friday with the opening of Laslav Road across I-10.
Currently there is only one lane in each direction, but within the next few months ADOT will fully open all ramp connections to the road and I-10.
“This is the latest interchange, a big step from the old configuration. This will bring traffic to the Union Pacific Railroad tracks as well as the I-10,” said Garin Groff, spokesman for ADOT. I am.
Groff states that this will make commuting through this area more efficient and safer for drivers. The project will start in January 2020 and is expected to be fully completed by the end of this year, by which time all lamps will be open.
“On schedule. This is a $ 129 million project. This is one of the major investments ADOT has made along the I-10 Corridor over the last few years,” Groff said. ..
And since the start of this project, detours through Prince Road and Orange Grove Road have been available for drivers to reach the I-10. But now they can bypass it and the railroad tracks.
“Southeast Tucson is one of the fastest growing regions in the metro region. The existing two-lane configuration was actually reaching its limits, so this six-lane can handle traffic over the next few decades. “We will open a facility in Tucson,” said Groff.
He states that the Tucson region is expected to see an increase in traffic of about 50% over the next 20 years.
Other major ADOT projects in progress:
- I-10 and Houghton Road have acquired a new interchange scheduled to be completed later this year.
- The SR-77 will be repaved between Maggie and Concordia Street starting this Sunday.
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