Nighttime road work and associated lane and ramp closures will continue next week along Interstate 10 between Beaumont and the Coachella Valley, it was announced Friday.
Crews have been gradually making improvements to nearly 20 miles of freeway between Beaumont and Highway 111 near Palm Springs as part of the I-10 Pavement Rehabilitation Project, also called the I-10 Tune-Up, for more than a year and a half.
Alternating lane and ramp closures will resume Sunday and continue through Thursday from 7 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. each day in both directions along the entire length of the project.
Beginning Sunday, both the eastbound Malki Street off-ramp and westbound Malki Street on-ramp in Cabazon will close through Aug. 5.
Additionally, the eastbound Ramsey Street on-ramp in Banning will remain shuttered through July 29.
No weekday lane closures are planned, but crews are set to work during daytime hours at various points along the thoroughfare this week.
A roughly six-mile temporary lane on the westbound I-10 between Banning and Cabazon will shutter in August and be moved to a new location between Banning and Beaumont.
The switch is slated to be finalized in mid-August, according to Caltrans.
Crossover lanes deliver motorists to opposing sides of a particular stretch of roadway via a separated single lane with no shoulder space.
Caltrans engineers say the mechanism is used to avoid daytime lane closures. Motorists are urged to slow down while using the crossover ramp for safety.
The I-10 Tune-Up includes replacing guardrails, repaving outside lanes, replacing slabs in inside lanes and upgrading various on- and off-ramps to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The $210 million project is primarily funded by the state gas tax and the remainder through federal funds as well as some funding from the state, according to Caltrans.
Work is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2022.
Caltrans has set up a website for project-specific updates at www.i10tuneup.com.