February 28, 2013
Ongoing improvement work along State Route 87 between Hunt Highway and State Route 287, on the Gila River Indian Community, is continuing on schedule. The project is designed to improve safety with the addition of eight-foot shoulders, turn lanes at intersections and new highway signs. While the entire $7.2 million project stretches more than 20 miles along SR 87, construction crews have recently concentrated their work on adding new shoulders along approximately ten miles of the highway.
Other SR 87 improvements include:
- Crews have been working to complete north- and southbound shoulder paving along SR 87 between Arizona Boulevard and Sandia Way. They will then continue with roadway widening north of Sandia Way.
- New signs have beenadded on the northern half of the project.
- Crews will add a smooth, rubberized asphalt surface along the highway this spring.
Work will take place on weekdays from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Drivers are asked to use caution in work zones, especially because the shoulder additions require crews to work right next to the existing traffic lanes. Construction is anticipated to be completed this summer.
For more information about this project, please visit the project website. Or if you have questions or comments email email@example.com or call the ADOT project hotline at 1.855.712.8530.