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Construction of the $30 million traffic interchange on I-10 in Avondale is snarling traffic.

Slowdowns even outside rush hour have become common from Goodyear to Phoenix on Interstate 10.

The cause: Bridge construction at Dysart Road.

And the project won’t be finished until sometime in the spring.

“The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers who use Interstate 10 (Papago Freeway) near Avondale that the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes will be closed around the clock in both directions from Avondale Boulevard to Dysart Road, for bridge construction,” according to ADOT.

According to ADOT, “Girder installation and the start of bridge deck construction is slated to start in February. The project is scheduled for completion later this spring.”

People responding to a West Valley View Facebook post about the construction shared their frustrations.

“It’s maddening,” wrote Jana Randall.

“What is the point of this bridge to nowhere,” pondered Christine Lizotte Marler.

The point, according to ADOT:

“Construction of the new $30 million traffic interchange on Interstate 10...includes building a bridge over I-10 at Fairway Drive, between Dysart Road and Avondale Boulevard, to help support economic development and provide additional capacity in the fast-growing West Valley.”