March 13, 2012
YUMA —The Bouse Wash Rest Areas will be temporarily closed as the Arizona Department of Transportation progresses on a $6.7 million pavement project to improve an 11-mile stretch of Interstate 10 east of Quartzsite next week.
Beginning Monday (Jan. 23), the scheduled work will require temporary closures at the Bouse Wash Rest Areas near milepost 52 and single lane closures on I-10 during work hours. The project, including the reopening of the rest area, is scheduled to be completed in April.
Crews continue to work weekdays from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. The speed limit is reduced to 55 mph in the work zone. Law enforcement is on-site to control traffic and monitor speeds. Message boards are in place to advise drivers of lane improvements.
Motorists are advised to plan ahead and use alternate facilities until further notice.
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.