The Arizona Department of Transportation has begun construction on an improvement project along State Route 87 between Hunt Highway and State Route 287. The length of the project currently has a 55 mph speed limit. The $7.2 million improvement project has been developed in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration and Gila River Indian Community Department of Transportation.
Improvements will consist of repaving the highway, adding and widening shoulders, making intersection improvements, adding and extending turn lanes at intersections, installing signs and a number of other safety improvements throughout the 25-mile long stretch of highway. The project will start just west of the intersection with State Route 287 and will continue north to Hunt Highway. The project is anticipated to be completed in summer 2013.
ADOT is working with the Gila River Indian Community Department of Transportation, San Carlos Irrigation and Drainage District and Pima-Maricopa Irrigation Project to coordinate schedules for implementing construction activities along State Route 87.