Starting in September, the Arizona Department of Transportation will begin a project to improve the pavement on I-10 (Papago Freeway) from I-17 to Avondale Boulevard in the West Valley.

The project, which is expected to begin by mid-September, will extend the life of the pavement and improve the driving experience on I-10.

Drivers can expect regular weekend closures and overnight lane restrictions on I-10 during the yearlong construction project.

The project includes removing the existing asphalt pavement and using a diamond grinding treatment to provide a smooth roadway surface. The recently installed section of rubberized asphalt on I-10 near the connection to the Loop 202 freeway between 43rd and 67th avenues will not be removed.

An additional travel lane on westbound I-10 between 67th Avenue and Avondale Boulevard will be added by reducing the shoulder and lane widths. The striping on the southbound Loop 101 (Agua Fria Freeway) ramp to westbound I-10 will be modified to create two lanes.

ADOT will notify drivers of project closures and restrictions through weekly traffic alerts via GovDelivery and the project webpage once construction begins. Community members are encouraged to subscribe to the I-10 project email list to receive project updates and traffic alerts by visiting the I-10, I-17 to Avondale Boulevard web page, https://bit.ly/AvondaleBoulevard