Motorists traveling on eastbound Interstate 10 this week are likely to confront traffic delays during the nighttime hours between Banning and Cabazon due to road work.
Crews have been gradually making improvements to nearly 20 miles of roadway between Beaumont and state Route 111 north of Palm Springs as part of the I-10 Pavement Rehabilitation Project, also called the I-10 Tune-Up, which is now entering its eighth month.
The eastbound slow lane, and unspecified on- and off-ramps, are expected to shut down at night between Eighth Street in Banning and Main Street in Cabazon through Friday morning, according to Caltrans, which did not provide additional information about this week’s work but noted the construction schedule is subject to change.
Caltrans deployed a temporary crossover lane along about five miles of roadway between Banning and Cabazon on July 31 as part of the project.
The roughly five-mile temporary lane was built to allow eastbound traffic to cross onto the opposing side of the roadway onto a separated lane from the others in order to avoid daytime lane closures associated with the project, according to Caltrans.
Daytime lane or ramp closures are not planned for the time being.
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.