May 11, 2012
YUMA – The Arizona Department of Transportation will begin a $4.5 million project to widen and improve US 95 south of Quartzsite beginning Friday (May 11).
The US 95 roadway improvement project will consist of repaving an eight-mile stretch of roadway approximately 15 miles south of Quartzsite between mileposts 96-104. In addition, ADOT will build a northbound left-turn lane at milepost 82 (Cibola Lake Road) and a southbound right-turn lane at milepost 89 (Microwave Telephone Road).
What to expect during construction:
- Work is scheduled to take place weekdays from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Lane closures up to two and a half miles are planned during work hours.
- Workers will be in place to direct traffic through the work zone at times which may result in delays of at least 15 minutes.
- The speed limit will be reduced to 25 mph in the construction zone.
- Law enforcement will be on-site to monitor speeds.
- Message boards will advise drivers of lane restrictions.
- No work is scheduled on holidays or weekends.
- After work hours, traffic control devices will remain in place and speed limit will be maintained at 55 mph.
This project is scheduled to be completed by this summer.
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.
For more information about this project please visit www.azdot.gov/statewide or contact Gabriella Kemp, Yuma 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.