Closure of I-10 east of Tucson will force detour

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Closure of I-10 east of Tucson will force detour

CREATED Mar. 8, 2013 - UPDATED: Mar. 8, 2013

Reporter: Justin Schecker
Web Producer: Mekita Rivas

TUCSON (AP) - The Arizona Department of Transportation is warning motorists traveling on Interstate 10 between Tucson and Benson in southeastern Arizona to expect a major detour that starts Friday evening.

The detour will add up to two hours of additional travel time and is a result of a temporary closure of a 20-mile stretch of I-10 about 30 miles east of  downtown Tucson.

The closure will begin at 9 p.m. Friday and run until 6 a.m. Saturday.

ADOT says it is closing I-10 between the junction with State Route 83 and the junction with State Route 90 so a railroad bridge can be removed to permit taller trucks to use I-10.

Eastbound traffic will be taken off I-10 at SR 83 and routed back to I-10 at Benson.

Westbound traffic will be taken off I-10 at SR 90 at Benson and get back on I-10 at the SR 83 junction.

ADOT says motorists should just avoid that stretch of I-10 during the closure.

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