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Apr 25, 2012 10:48 AM

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Our new traffic system makes its debut. It's called SkyNet. KVOA was the first to introduce HD in Southern Arizona, now we're the first to have a remote controlled HD camera system.

The cameras, with crystal clear images, have the ability to tilt, pan and zoom. We'll be able to get you up close and personal to breaking news, weather and traffic all over town.


Construction on Interstate 10 widening project in Tucson continues next week
Closures planned as construction crews prepare to shift westbound I-10 traffic to temporary lanes

As construction continues on the Interstate 10 widening project from Ruthrauff to Prince in Tucson, the Arizona Department of Transportation would like to alert drivers about the following lane restrictions and closures scheduled for next week:

From 9 p.m. Wednesday (April 25) to 5 a.m. Thursday (April 26):
• The underpass at I-10 and Ruthrauff Road will be closed to allow crews to stripe the intersection.
o Drivers on westbound Ruthrauff Road will be able to make a right turn to access the westbound I-10 frontage road.
o Traffic exiting from westbound I-10 at Ruthrauff Road will be able to make a right turn to access eastbound Ruthrauff Road.
o Motorists on the eastbound I-10 frontage road will be able to make a right turn at Camino del Cerro.
o Eastbound Camino del Cerro traffic will be able to make a right turn to enter eastbound I-10.
From 7 p.m. Thursday (April 26) to 5 a.m. Friday (April 27):
• Westbound I-10 will be reduced to one lane from Grant Road to Ruthrauff Road to allow crews to set barriers prior to shifting traffic onto the westbound I-10 frontage road. During work hours, westbound I-10 traffic will be detoured to one lane on the westbound I-10 frontage road.
o The westbound I-10 entrance ramps at Grant Road and Miracle Mile will be closed.
o The westbound I-10 entrance and exit ramps at Prince Road will remain closed.
o The westbound I-10 exit ramp at Ruthrauff Road will be closed.
o As a detour during the closures, drivers on westbound I-10 wishing to access the area may use the exit ramps at Speedway Boulevard, Grant Road, Miracle Mile and Orange Grove Road.
o Drivers wishing to enter westbound I-10 may use the entrance ramps at Speedway Boulevard and Orange Grove Road.
Beginning 5 a.m. Friday (April 27), westbound I-10 drivers will begin traveling on the new temporary lanes along the westbound I-10 frontage road in the project area. Three lanes of I-10 will remain open during construction, with only minimal short-term lane closures along I-10 in the project when necessary. The speed limit on westbound I-10 will be reduced to 45 mph between Miracle Mile and Ruthrauff Road.


Pavement work scheduled on Interstate 19 frontage roads south of Tucson next week
The Arizona Department of Transportation will have intermittent lane closures on the northbound and southbound Interstate 19 frontage roads south of Tucson beginning Monday (April 23) through Saturday (April 28) to seal cracks in the pavement.

What to expect next week:

Monday (April 23)
• There will be intermittent lane closures on the northbound I-19 frontage road from Rock Corral Road in Tumacacori to Avenida Goya in Tubac, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesday (April 25)
• The northbound I-19 frontage road will have intermittent lane closures between Nogales and Green Valley from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Thursday (April 26)
• The northbound I-19 frontage road will have intermittent lane closures between Nogales and Green Valley from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Saturday (April 28)
• The southbound I-19 frontage road will have intermittent lane closures from Country Club Road to Ruby Road, north of Nogales, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

One lane will be open at all times. Delays of up to 15 minutes can be expected. Drivers are urged to proceed through the work zone with caution, slow down and be alert for construction equipment and personnel.

The schedule is subject to change due to a variety of reasons, including weather, material availability and mechanical difficulties. ADOT advises drivers to proceed through or near work zones with caution, slow down, and be alert for construction equipment and personnel.

For more information about the lane closures, please contact ADOT Tucson District Senior Community Relations Officer, Linda Ritter, at 520-388-4266, lritter@azdot.gov or ADOT Community Relations Officer, Paki Rico, at 520-388-4233, prico@azdot.gov.

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