ADOTlogoThe westbound Interstate 8 closure at Thornton Road, scheduled to begin Feb. 15, has been postponed to a later date.

Paving continues daily on I-8 between Bianco Road and the junction of I-10 during the hours of 4 a.m. to 7 p.m. through March.

The westbound Interstate 10 on-ramp to westbound Interstate 8 and the eastbound I-8 off-ramp to westbound I-10 are closed around the clock in Pinal County through late February.

    • Drivers on westbound I-10 wishing to access westbound I-8 will be detoured to Jimmie Kerr Boulevard to eastbound I-10 to westbound I-
    • Drivers on eastbound I-8 wishing to access westbound I-10 will be detoured to eastbound I-10, to Sunland Gin Road, to westbound I-10.

Nightly restrictions on I-10 at the I-8 junction will be in place in both directions Sunday through Thursday from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. through February.

Drivers should anticipate delays of no more than 15 minutes during the detour and lane restrictions.

The work is to allow the Arizona Department of Transportation to reconstruct bridge barrier and improve drainage. Lane restrictions will be in effect for the duration of the project. The speed limit will be reduced to 55 mph. The work also includes new pipe extensions, cattle guards and lowering I-8 at Thornton Road to meet the new bridge height of 16 feet.

The $7.3 million project is expected to be completed by summer 2016. Drivers are reminded to share the road, be cautious, and slow down while traveling through the work zone.

ADOT works to inform the public about planned roadway restrictions, but there is a possibility that unscheduled closures or restrictions may occur. Weather can also affect a project schedule.

For more information, please call Paki Rico at 520-388-4233, or email or visit the website at