April 4, 2012
Construction crews will work overnight Wednesday to apply flood prevention and irrigation measures along the Avenue 8 1/2 E exit ramp on westbound Interstate 8 beginning at 8 p.m. Wednesday (April 4) until 8 a.m. Thursday (April 5). Motorists should plan ahead and use alternate routes during work hours.
Message boards and signs will advise drivers of restrictions. Law enforcement will be on-site to enforce speed limits and control traffic.
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/sr85atGilaBend 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.