Key I-10 Rest Area Closes for Renovation

The Sacaton Rest Area on Interstate 10 will be closed for about six months. | Courtesy of Arizona Department of Transportation

Upgrades and renovations will close a rest area along Interstate 10 south of Phoenix for about six months, the Arizona Department of Transportation announced this month.

The Sacaton Rest Area, between Phoenix and Casa Grande, closed January 8, according to an ADOT news release. Both the eastbound and westbound components of the rest area will close for the $4 million renovation, the department said.

ADOT is making upgrades to the rest area to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. It's also replacing a water line, septic tanks and sewer lines; upgrading the rest area's electrical and mechanical systems; and painting the facility.

Because of the closure, the nearest facilities for travelers on that part of I-10 will be in the Phoenix and Casa Grande areas and on Gila River Indian Community land.

Other upcoming renovations of ADOT rest areas include Interstate 19's Canoa Ranch Rest Area, this spring; the Meteor Crater and Painted Cliffs rest areas on Interstate 40, in 2019; and the Mazatzal Rest Area on State Route 87, in 2020.

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