By Arizona Department of Transportation

The eastbound on-ramp to Interstate 10 at State Route 87 will close for seven weeks on Wednesday, April 24, allowing Arizona Department of Transportation crews to take important steps toward completion of the project to widen I-10 north of Picacho Peak.

By the time a new on-ramp opens in mid-June, it is expected to connect with new eastbound lanes. When those new lanes open, also in June, I-10 will be a six-lane freeway from milepost 209 to 213.

During the closure, drivers can reach eastbound I-10 by taking westbound I-10 to Sunshine Boulevard (exit 208), then entering eastbound I-10. 

ADOT advises drivers to slow down and use caution while the closure and detours are in place:

  • MCGH-to-SR 347 Detour
  • Travel north on Maricopa Groves Parkway/Donithan Way, and then turn west on Butterfield Parkway. Proceed west on Edison Road to SR 347.
  • Bus and truck traffic: Travel north on White and Parker Road, and then turn west on Smith Enke Road to SR 347.
  • SR 347-to-MCGH Detour
  • Travel east on Edison Road, and then turn south on Butterfield Parkway Proceed south on Donithan Way/Maricopa Groves Parkway to MCGH.  
  • Bus and truck traffic: Travel east on Smith Enke Road, and then turn south on White and Parker Road.