Motorists traveling on Interstate 10 between Beaumont and Cabazon in both directions during the nighttime hours this week could experience delays due to construction-related lane and ramp closures.
Crews are scheduled to shut down two out of the four eastbound lanes between Pennsylvania Avenue in Beaumont to Main Street in Cabazon every night through Thursday, from 7 p.m. to 6:30 a.m., to excavate segments of roadway, replace panels and pour cement, according to Caltrans.
The eastbound 22nd Street on-ramp in Banning will be shut down during those hours, as well, for paving work.
Starting Tuesday and ending on Thursday, a pair of westbound lanes from Eighth Street in Banning to Main Street in Cabazon will be shut down for grinding during the same time frame.
While no daytime work involving lane or ramp closures is currently scheduled, crews restarted work Monday morning in the center median between Eighth Street in Banning and Main Street in Cabazon. The work is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. until Friday.
The 1-10 Pavement Rehabilitation Project, dubbed the I-10 Tune-Up, is a three-phase construction project spanning nearly 20 miles from Pennsylvania Avenue in Beaumont to the Highway 111 interchange in Palm Springs. Work is scheduled to wrap up by the end of 2022.
The I-10 Tune-Up includes the replacement of guardrails, repaving lanes Nos. 3 and 4, replacing slabs in lanes Nos. 1 and 2 and upgrading various on- and off-ramps to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The $210 million project is predominately funded by the so-called state “gas tax” and the remainder through federal funds, as well as a sliver of additional state funding, according to Caltrans.
Temporary crossover lanes will be constructed at times to allow for crews to work behind barriers in the middle of the roadway, which will include thinner-than-traditional lane widths. The speed limit will be reduced to 60 miles per hour.
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