Interstate 10 East
Advance signage for exit 236 serving the town of Marana. There are plans currently in place to widen this section of Interstate 10, from Pinal Air Park Road to Tangerine Road. 06/19/07
Eastbound Interstate 10 at Exit 236, Marana. 06/19/07
Advance signage for exit 240, Tangerine Road. Interstate 10 was widened from Tangerine Road to Ina road progressively from 2003 to 2006. 06/19/07
Eastbound Interstate 10 at Exit 240, Tangerine Road. Although marked as east-west, Interstate 10 really travels northwest to southeast through Pinal County. 06/19/07
Distance sign to Avra Valley Road and Cortaro Road. There are plans to eventually add another exit between the two as growth in Marana dictates it. 06/19/07
Exit 242 serves Avra Valley Road. 06/19/07
Advance signage for exit 246, Cortaro Road. There are plans to reconstruct this interchange in the future. 06/19/07
Eastbound Interstate 10 at Exit 246, Cortaro Road. Between Exits 246 and 263, Interstate 10 parallels the often-dry Santa Cruz River. The river lies to the southwest of Interstate 10 and east of Silverbell Road. 06/19/07
Advance signage for exit 248, Ina Road. 06/19/07
Eastbound Interstate 10 at Exit 248, Ina Road. The Foothills Mall lies east of here near the intersection of Ina Road and La Cholla Boulevard. 05/24/03
Eastbound Interstate 10 at Exit 250, Orange Grove Road. 01/13/06
Distance sign to Sunset and Prince Roads. The gap in the sign is for a future interchange. 01/13/06
Eastbound Interstate 10 at Exit 251, Sunset Road. As Interstate 10 enters the Tucson Metropolitan Area, it widens out to six lanes. Notably, the freeway was under construction for expansion to six lanes at Exit 250. 01/13/06
Advance signage for exit 252, El Camino Del Cerro and Ruthrauff Road. 01/13/06
Eastbound Interstate 10 at Exit 252, El Camino del Cerro and Ruthrauff Road. 01/13/06
Advance signage for exit 254, Prince Road. 01/13/06
Prince Road departs here, at exit 254. 01/13/06
Entering the city of Tucson around Milepost 253, Interstate 10 next intersects its former business route, Exit 255, Junction Northbound SR 77/Miracle Mile to Oracle Road, one mile. Notice the lack of an exit number on this sign. 01/13/06
Eastbound Interstate 10 approaching Exit 255, Junction Northbound SR 77. Prior to 1997, this was also an exit for eastbound Business Loop I-10. The business route served downtown Tucson via Miracle Mile, Oracle Road, Speedway Boulevard, and the Stone Avenue/6th Avenue couplet, following old SR 84 and U.S. 80. The business route was eliminated when maintenance of the downtown streets was transferred from the state to the city. 01/13/06
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Eastbound Interstate 10 at Exit 255, Miracle Mile. SR 77 leads due east from this exit along Miracle Mile to Oracle Road. Turning north, SR 77 follows Oracle Road out of town en route to Oro Valley and Catalina. This interchange was where old SR 84 and SR 84A separated prior to 1964, and was reconstructed in 1995 with this elaborately decorated overpass, as part of a 1996 reconstruction project along Interstate 10 through Tucson. 01/13/06
Eastbound Interstate 10 approaching Exit 256, Grant Road, 1/4 mile. This section of Interstate 10 is currently (6/07) being widened to eight lanes. 01/13/06
Grant Road, the next exit along eastbound Interstate 10, is Exit 256. It leads east toward the Tucson Botanical Gardens and west over the Santa Cruz River to become Ironwood Hill Drive. 01/13/06
The next exit along eastbound Interstate 10 is Exit 257, Speedway Boulevard/St Marys Road. Speedway Boulevard is a major east-west thoroughfare across Tucson. 01/13/06
Distance sign along eastbound Interstate 10 approaching Exit 257, Speedway Boulevard/St. Marys Road, one-quarter mile. St. Marys Road parallels Speedway Boulevard, and it changes into East 6th Street as it serves the northern fringe of downtown and the University of Arizona. The next exit is for Congress Street/Broadway, which serves downtown Tucson. 01/13/06
Exit 257 departs here for Speedway Blvd and St. Mary's Road. Prior to the 1996 reconstruction, there were two exits for these streets - one for Speedway Blvd and one for St. Mary's Road. 01/13/06
Advance signage for exit 258, Congress Street and Broadway. 01/13/06
Distance sign to Congress Street/Broadway Blvd, and 22nd Street/Starr Pass Blvd. 01/13/06
This picture shows eastbound Interstate 10 at Exit 258, Broadway Boulevard/Congress Street. Broadway Street/Congress Street, each of which are one way streets that form a couplet east of Interstate 10, provide the best route into downtown. 01/13/06
Exit 259 provides access to the southern end of downtown, providing access to 22nd Street and 29th Street as well as Silverlake Road and Starr Pass Boulevard. 01/13/06
The next two exits are Exit 259, 22nd Street/Starr Pass Boulevard and Exit 260, Junction Interstate 19 south. This sign for Interstate 19 is posted prior to the 22nd Street/Starr Pass Road interchange. 01/13/06
Distance sign to 22nd Street/Starr Pass Blvd/Silverlake Road, and Interstate 19. 01/13/06
Starr Pass Boulevard leads west to Sentinel Peak Park and Starr Pass Golf Course. East 22nd Street leads east to Saguaro National Park. 01/13/06
The next exit, 260, serves Interstate 19 south. Traffic to Tucson International Airport is advised to use Interstate 10, even though the airport can be accessed via Interstate 19 at Valencia Blvd. 01/13/06
Note that the control city for Interstate 10 changes from Tucson to El Paso here (skipping over Las Cruces, New Mexico). The upcoming interchange between Interstate 10 and Interstate 19 was reconstructed between 2003 and 2004. 01/13/06
Interstate 10 east at I-19 south (Exit 260). I-19 heads joins Tucson with Green Valley and Nogales before connecting with Mexico Federal Route 15. 01/13/06
Prior to reconstruction, this interchange was a simple trumpet interchange. ADOT reconstructed it due to increasing traffic volumes and to allow widening of Interstate 10 and Interstate 19. 01/13/06
Distance sign to the next two exits, 6th/4th Avenues and Benson Hwy/Park Ave. 01/13/06
After the Interstate 19 interchange, Interstate 10 reaches Exit 261, 6th Ave and 4th Ave. This interchange is where former US 80 and former US 89 separated, and is scheduled for future reconstruction. This is also where former Business Loop I-10 reconnected with Interstate 10. 01/13/06
The next exit along eastbound is Exit 262, Benson Highway/Park Ave, 0.25 mile, followed by Exit 263, Kino Parkway north to SR 210 and south to Tucson International Airport. 01/13/06
Eastbound Interstate 10 at Exit 262, Benson Highway and Park Avenue. Benson Highway is former US 80, and was Business Loop I-10 until 2003. 01/13/06
Once on the transition ramp from eastbound Interstate 10 to eastbound Benson Highway is this sign, which advises turns for motorists headed toward Interstate 10 east. This picture was taken on the collector distributor lane between 4th/6th Avenues and Benson Hwy that parallels Interstate 10. 05/24/03
The next three exits are Exit 263A, Kino Parkway South to Tucson International Airport; Exit 263B, Kino Parkway North/Ajo Way. 01/13/06
Kino Parkway is a divided highway that leads north into Tucson, bisecting SR 210/Aviation Parkway between downtown and the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. Heading south, Kino Parkway becomes Campbell Avenue before reaching Tucson International Airport. 01/13/06
At Exit 263A/Kino Parkway South to the airport, the right lane exits south and the left lane ends, thus returning Interstate 10 to a four lane configuration (two lanes in each direction). 01/13/06
Eastbound Interstate 10 at Exit 263B, Kino Parkway north/Ajo Way. Ajo Way is an east-west road that becomes Arizona 86 west of Business Loop I-19/6th Street. 01/13/06
Distance sign for the next three exits: Exit 264A, Irvington Road/Palo Verde Road; Exit 264B, Alvernon Way; and Exit 265, Valencia Road/Business Loop I-10 west. 01/13/06
Travelers heading to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (which Interstate 10 parallels the south boundary of) are advised to use Alvernon Way to reach the base. 01/13/06
The next exit along eastbound is Exit 264A, which connects to Palo Verde Road south. 01/13/06
Eastbound Interstate 10 at Exit 264A, Palo Verde Road south; the next exit is Exit 264B, Palo Verde Road north and Irvington Road. 01/13/06
Eastbound Interstate 10 at Exit 264B, Palo Verde Road north and Irvington Road east/west. Note that Interstate 10 is still angled southeast as it departs the Tucson metropolitan area, and it will not turn more easterly until after Exit 281/SR 83. 01/13/06
Eastbound Interstate 10 at Exit 265, Alvernon Way. The next exit is Exit 267, Junction Business Loop I-10/Valencia Road. 01/13/06
Distance sign along eastbound Interstate 10 for the next three exits: Exit 267, Business Loop I-10/Valencia Road; Exit 268, Craycroft Road; and Exit 269, Wilmot Road. 01/13/06
Interstate 10 meets Valencia Road at exit 267. Use Valencia Road to reach Pima Air and Space Museum. 01/13/06
Craycroft Road is the next exit after Valencia Road; Craycroft Road heads north-south but connects to Old Vail Road and Los Reales Road. 01/13/06
Eastbound Interstate 10 at Exit 268, Craycroft Road. 01/13/06
Development lessens as we travel east, however as the Tucson area grows, development is occurring along Interstate 10 and further east of downtown. The next exit is exit 269, Wilmot Road. 01/13/06
The next three exits are Wilmot Road, Kolb Road and Rita Road. 01/13/06
Eastbound Interstate 10 at Exit 269, Wilmot Road. This is the last exit with gas for 28 miles. 01/13/06
Advance signage for exit 270, Kolb Road. 01/13/06
Eastbound Interstate 10 at Exit 270, Kolb Road. 01/13/06
Advance signage for exit 273, Rita Road (one mile). 01/13/06
Eastbound Interstate 10 at Exit 273, Rita Road. 01/13/06
Advance signage for exit 275, Houghton Road. 01/13/06
Use Houghton Road to reach Saguaro National Park (east unit) and the Pima County Fairgrounds. 01/13/06
Eastbound Interstate 10 at exit 275, Houghton Road. 01/13/06
Now leaving the Tucson urbanized area, the next three control points are SR 83, Benson and El Paso (a mere 300 miles away). 01/13/06
Interstate 10 remains the Pearl Harbor Memorial Highway throughout Arizona. 01/13/06
Advance signage for exit 279, Vail Road. Vail Road travels north to traverse the far eastern suburbs of Tucson. 01/13/06
Exit 279 leaves Interstate 10 here for Vail Road. 01/13/06
Eastbound Interstate 10 approaching Exit 281, Junction SR 83 south to Sonoita and Patagonia, one mile. 01/13/06
SR 83 is a scenic route that leads to various points of interest in the Coronado National Forest. 01/13/06
Eastbound Interstate 10 at Exit 281, Arizona 83 south. This interchange marks the northern terminus of SR 83. 01/13/06
After passing the SR 83 interchange, this mileage sign indicates the distance to the interchange with Arizona 90 South, the business loop interchange for Benson, and the city of El Paso, Texas. 01/13/06


 


Photo Credits:

  • 05/24/03 by AARoads.
  • 01/13/06 by AARoads.
  • 06/19/07 by Kevin Trinkle.

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