The predicted construction nightmare on Interstate 10 never materialized, and for that we tip our hats to the Arizona Department of Transportation and its contractors.
The mammoth, $200 million widening project now is expected to be completed by December – way ahead of the expected April 2010 finish.
It’s been under way since June 2007. And, yes, we’ve all experienced some detours and a few instances of slowed traffic.
But considering the scale of the work – widening the highway from six to eight lanes between Prince Road and 29th Street; erecting seven bridges and underpasses; and adding new exit and access ramps – drivers have suffered very little inconvenience.
The project managers have proven to be far better prepared and more efficient than locals expected. We commend them – and we thank them.