Motorists traveling on eastbound Interstate 10 between Beaumont and Banning next week are likely to confront traffic delays during nighttime 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.
No daytime lane closures are currently planned, although the eastbound Ramsey Street on-ramp in Banning will shutter starting Sunday until Nov. 10, Caltrans said.
At night, the four-lane eastbound side of the interstate is set to drop down to two lanes between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. Monday and Friday at staggered intervals within separate stretches of pavement, according to Caltrans.
The No. 1 and 2 lanes between Hargrave and Main streets in Banning will be reduced together, along with the No. 3 and 4 lanes between Pennsylvania Avenue in Beaumont and Eighth Street in Banning.
Lanes will be opened and closed according to the contractor’s schedule throughout the nighttime hours, the agency said.
Caltrans established 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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