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Shredding asphalt to be milled from I-10 near Miracle Mile

Asphalt described as "unraveling" will be torn up from Interstate 10 between Ruthrauff Road and Miracle Mile this weekend, leaving a temporary concrete surface, officials said.

Drivers on the eastbound side (which heads south in that stretch) can expect minor overnight delays beginning Saturday, with work expected to take about a week. Lane restrictions will be in place from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. until the work is complete.

Eastbound I-10 will remain open throughout the work, as will the eastbound frontage road, Arizona Department of Transportation officials said.

With the top asphalt layer milled off, this stretch of I-10 will have a concrete surface while ADOT evaluates longer-term options. Concrete pavement is common throughout the state highway system and is as safe to drive on as the rubberized asphalt being removed from the eastbound lane, officials said.

ADOT has not given a reason why the asphalt in that stretch of interstate has become so overly worn and begun to fray, creating debris in the highway.

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