Interstate 8 pavement improvements begin Monday east of Yuma
Lane closures may cause minor delays for I-8 motorists
February 23, 2012
YUMA - The Arizona Department of Transportation will begin a pavement improvement project along Interstate 8 between Foothills Boulevard in Yuma and Wellton on Monday (Feb. 27).
The $388,000 project consists of repairing cracks in the pavement and new pavement markings from the Yuma Foothills to Wellton (mileposts 14-29). The I-8 project is scheduled to be completed by April.
What to expect during construction:
Lane closures are planned weekdays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The speed limit will be reduced to 45 mph in the construction zone.
Law enforcement will be on-site to monitor speeds.
Message boards will advise drivers of lane restrictions.
No work on holidays or weekends.
ADOT advises drivers to proceed through the work zone with caution, slow down and be alert for construction equipment and personnel.
ADOT works to inform the public about planned highway restrictions, but there is a possibility that unscheduled closures or restrictions may occur. Weather can also affect a project schedule. To stay up-to-date with the latest highway conditions around the state, visit the ADOT Traveler Information Center at www.az511.gov or call 5-1-1.
For more information about this project please visit www.azdot.gov/statewide or contact Gabriella Kemp, Yuma District Senior Community Relations Officer at 928.317.2165. Local media should contact the ADOT Public Information Office at 1.800.949.8057. Visit us on facebook or our website for more information about ADOT. For more information about ADOT projects and programs across Arizona, see the agency's latest blog posts.
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