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Speeds cut near I-10 for gem shows

Citizen Staff Writer



Speed limits on parts of the Interstate 10 frontage roads, 22nd Street and Starr Pass Boulevard will be lower until the end of the Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase, a city spokesman said.

The limit on the east- and westbound frontage roads, which is normally 45 mph, dropped Friday to 25 mph between Congress and 22nd streets, said Michael Graham of the Tucson Department of Transportation.

The speed limit on 22nd Street/Starr Pass will dip from 35 mph to 25 mph between 10th Avenue and Mission Boulevard, Graham said.

The speed limits will return to normal on the morning of Feb. 16, he said.

Other I-10 construction related restrictions next week:

Eastbound frontage road

• The left lane at Congress Street will be closed from 7 p.m.-6 a.m. Monday through Friday.

• The left lane at the 22nd Street exit ramp will be closed from 7 p.m.-6 a.m. Monday and Tuesday.

Westbound frontage road

• The left lane at Speedway Boulevard and Grant Road will be closed from 7 p.m.-6 a.m. Thursday and Friday.

• The left lane south of Speedway will be closed from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. There will be no left turns allowed onto Speedway Boulevard during this closure.

I-10 underpasses

• Speedway will be closed in both directions from 9 p.m.-6 a.m. Monday-Friday.

• The right lane of eastbound Speedway will be closed from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Wednesday. There will be no left turns allowed onto the westbound I-10 frontage road during this closure.

• Congress Street will be closed 9 p.m.-6 a.m. Monday-Friday.

• Granada Avenue/Cushing Street will be closed 7 p.m.-9 a.m. Feb. 14.

22nd Street

• 22nd Street will have an alternating left lane closure from 12-4 a.m. Wednesday.

In the city, Craycroft Road at Grant Road will be restricted to one lane in each direction for approximately the 30 days beginning at 6 a.m. Tuesday.

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