Interstate 10 is scheduled to be reduced to one lane in each direction between Beaumont and Cabazon at various times at night for road work, beginning Sunday, Caltrans announced Thursday.
Crews are set to close between two and three lanes in both directions at staggered intervals between Pennsylvania Avenue in Beaumont and Main Street in Cabazon. The work is scheduled to continue through next Thursday as crews excavate segments of the roadway and do other work between 7 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. daily.
According to Caltrans, two lanes in each direction will be open until 11 p.m. daily, then reduced one lane overnight.
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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