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I-10 at Ina now reopen while another stretch is scheduled for a quick closure.

The Orange Grove Road exit ramp from westbound Interstate 10 is now open after being closed to traffic during the reconstruction of the Ina Road exit.

The interchange re-opened Friday morning.

Also opened are the westbound frontage road from Orange Grove to Cortaro roads as well as the eastbound frontage road connecting Cortaro and Ina roads also is open, officials said.

On Ina Road, four lanes are now open from I-10 east to Camino de las Capas. According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, lane restrictions west of I-10 will be reduced over the next few weeks as crews complete final work in that area, 

One of the largest projects in Southern Arizona in recent years, the $128 million Ina Road interchange reconstruction included removing the I-10 overpass at Ina Road and building new bridges to carry Ina Road over I-10 and the Union Pacific Railroad tracks. It also included widening Ina Road from I-10 to west of the Santa Cruz River and replacing a single bridge over the river with two, two-lane bridges. The finished work also includes multi-use paths that connect to The Loop.

Work began in February 2017, with Ina Road reopening in March 2019 and freeway ramps opening in April 2019.

Ina Road is the third major I-10 interchange reconstruction project, following similar efforts at Prince and Twin Peaks roads. Work is expected to begin in late 2019 on a fourth interchange project at Ruthrauff Road.

And ADOT taketh away ... but briefly

Motorists who use eastbound Interstate 10 between Cortaro and Orange Grove roads should expect lane closures and possible delays the night of Tuesday, May 28.

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The right two lanes of eastbound I-10 between Cortaro and Orange Grove roads will be closed from 8 p.m. Tuesday to 5 a.m. Wednesday, May 29.

Crews will continue removing temporary barriers during the closure.

Drivers should proceed through the work zone with caution, slow down and watch for construction personnel and equipment.

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