April 30, 2012
The Arizona Department of Transportation will continue ongoing lane closures on State Route 86 west of Robles Junction with new summer work hours starting Monday (April 30) from 5:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Traffic delays will vary, but should not exceed 15 minutes. A future traffic alert will notify motorists when the lane closures will conclude.
As an exception to the summer schedule, crews will not work on Memorial Day (May 28), and will resume work on Tuesday (May 29) and will also work Friday (June 1) to make up for the Monday holiday.
The work is part of the four-mile long road improvement project on State Route 86 between San Pedro and Viopuli Road (MP 137 and MP 141) on the Tohono O'odham Nation.
The speed limit is reduced to 25 mph in the work zone and a construction vehicle leads alternating traffic through the single open lane during the lane closures. Shoulders are restricted. Drivers are cautioned to stay on the roadway and obey the speed limit.
As part of ADOT's continued investment along SR 86, 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.
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 contact ADOT Tucson District Senior Community Relations Officer, Linda Ritter, at 520-388-4266, firstname.lastname@example.org or ADOT Community Relations Officer, Paki Rico, at 520-388-4233, email@example.com.
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