ARIZONA Bound for the Weekend?

Eastbound Lane

Beginning MEMORIAL DAY >>Wide-loads

use Interstate-8 or Interstate-40


EDITOR’s Note: My friend Terri Kasinga, CALTRANS PIO keeps me informed about road conditions, so that we can relay the information to motorists, especially traveling the highways of SoCal. You may recall the many times Terri was a guest on Channel 6 in Big Bear Lake; giving us ‘heads-up’ info for safety on our mountain roads. Because I have family in Northern Arizona, as many friends in the San Bernardinos do, we appreciate the Traffic Alert from Terri Kasinga!                  E T RUSSELL 


Phoenix, Arizona____ Reconstruction of the Ehrenberg Port of Entry on Eastbound Interstate-10 near the California state line will mean delays for most drivers and a detour for loads wider than 10 feet after the holiday weekend.

Tuesday May 30th, I-10 Eastbound will be reduced to a single, 10-foot lane at the port, about three miles east of the Colorado River.

Drivers returning to Arizona from California should expect delays, especially on Memorial Day-Monday at the end of the holiday weekend.

From today through Monday May 29th, California Highway Patrol Officers will escort wide loads through the Ehrenberg Port of Entry area.

Beginning Tuesday May 30th, vehicles more than 10 feet wide will need to find an alternate route, such as Interstate-8 to the south, or Interstate-40 to the north.

That restriction, which applies to vehicles with wide-load permits, is expected to remain in place through the end of September 2017.

The Arizona Department of Transportation is reconstructing the port, including constructing a new operations building, a new credentials booth and a new auxiliary lane, along with other improvements. The $14.5 million project began in March 2017 and is expected to be completed by Summer 2018.

One Eastbound lane will remain open throughout the project. 

Westbound travel isn’t restricted.

The Ehrenberg Port of Entry, which conducts safety inspections for commercial vehicles, will remain open through the project. Each year more than 930,000 commercial vehicles pass through the port, where officers issue necessary permits, and monitor all commercial traffic entering the state for registration, taxes, size and weight restrictions, commercial driver license requirements, insurance requirements and equipment safety requirements.


Arizona Department of Transportation

California Transportation District 8