Motorists traveling on eastbound Interstate 10 between Banning and Cabazon next week are likely to confront traffic delays during the nighttime and possibly daytime hours due to road work.
Crews have been gradually making improvements to nearly 20 miles of freeway 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 entering its eighth month.
The four-lane eastbound side of the interstate is set to drop to two lanes between 7 p.m. and 6:30 a.m Monday and Friday between Eighth Street in Banning and Main Street in Cabazon, according to Caltrans, which noted the construction schedule is subject to change and daytime work closures possible.
The eastbound Hargrave off-ramp will also be closed to traffic during this work week, officials said.
Caltrans deployed a temporary crossover lane along about five miles of the interstate 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.
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.
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