Motorists traveling in either direction on Interstate 10 between Beaumont and Cabazon next week could again confront delays due to nighttime construction-related lane and ramp closures, Caltrans announced Thursday.
Crews are scheduled to close two of the four lanes in both directions between Pennsylvania Avenue in Beaumont and Main Street in Cabazon from Sunday through Thursday to pour cement and excavate segments of the roadway. Work is set for 7 p.m.-6:30 a.m. daily.
The eastbound 22nd Street on-ramp in Banning will again be closed during that time for paving.
Crews on Monday are also set to restart work in the center median between Eighth Street in Banning and Main Street in Cabazon. Work will be conducted from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. daily through Friday.
No daytime lane or ramp closures are planned, according to Caltrans.
The I-10 Pavement Rehabilitation Project, also called 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 conclude by the end of 2022.
The I-10 Tune-Up includes replacing guardrails, repaving lane 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 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 mph.
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