Interstate 8 closed in both directions east of Gila Bend


Law enforcement officials closed both directions of Interstate 8 at milepost 135 east of Gila Bend, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.


The closure is due to a police incident. There is no estimated reopening time.


Eastbound motorists may detour by taking northbound State Route 85 in Gila Bend to eastbound Interstate 10. I-10 intersects with I-8 at milepost 199 east of Casa Grande.


Westbound motorists may detour by taking northbound State Route 84, which is south of Maricopa, to northbound State Route 347 to westbound I-10 through the Valley. They can then take southbound SR 85 to re-enter I-8 at Gila Bend. 


Real-time highway conditions are available on ADOT’s Arizona Traveler Information site at, by calling 511 and through ADOT’s Twitter feed,@ArizonaDOT. When a freeway closure or other major traffic event occurs, our free app available will send critical information directly to app users in affected areas – where possible, in advance of alternate routes.

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