June 7, 2012
While the Arizona Department of Transportation continues construction on the State Route 86 improvement project, there are going to be ongoing lane closures on State Route 86 west of Robles Junction during summer work hours of 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday until further notice. Please note that work is scheduled this weekend for paving.
What to expect this weekend:
- From 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday (June 9) and Sunday (June 10), one lane of traffic will be open to the public.
- Crews will be onsite to direct alternating traffic through the work zone.
- The speed limit is reduced to 25 mph in the work zone.
- Traffic delays will vary, but should not exceed 15 minutes.
- Cyclists should avoid the area since roadway shoulders are restricted during construction.
ADOT will notify motorists when the lane closures will conclude for the project.
The work is part of a four-mile long road improvement project on the Tohono O'odham Nation between San Pedro and Viopuli Road (MP 137 and MP 141). This $6 million project includes expanding the roadway shoulders for enhanced safety, applying a new, smooth driving surface and installing drainage features along the project area. The project is scheduled for completion in fall 2012.
Drivers can expect to see more workers and equipment than usual during paving operations and should proceed through the work zone with extra caution and obey the speed limit.
The construction schedule is subject to change due to a variety of reasons, including weather, material availability and mechanical difficulties. ADOT advises drivers to proceed through or near work zones with caution, slow down, and be alert for construction equipment and personnel.
For more information about this project please visit www.azdot.gov/statewide or contact Linda Ritter, Tucson District Senior Community Relations Officer, at 520.388.4266 or Paki Rico, ADOT Community Relations Officer, at 520.388.4233. Local media should contact the ADOT Public Information Office at 1.800.949.8057. Visit us on facebook or our web site for more information about ADOT. For more information about ADOT projects and programs across Arizona, see the agency's latest blog posts.