Far West Projects

Interstate 8 / Araby Road Traffic Interchange
Improvement Project

The Arizona Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration have identified necessary improvements to the I-8 / Araby Road traffic interchange (TI) to relieve the existing and projected traffic congestion concerns in the area. The project team has begun planning and designing improvements for the I-8 / Araby Road TI. The improvements will be designed and constructed using Highway Safety Improvement Program funds.

Roundabouts Provide a Feasible Solution to Capacity Needs

With the construction of roundabouts, capacity can be added without requiring costly I-8 / Araby Road TI reconstruction and substantial impacts to adjacent properties.

Roundabout Plan Expected to Improve Traffic Operations

ADOT and FHWA are developing a roundabout plan to improve traffic operations at the I-8 / Araby Road TI and accommodate future growth. The plan was presented at a public meeting held in May 2013. Since then, the city of Yuma, Yuma County and the Yuma Metropolitan Planning Organization (YMPO) have expressed their support for the roundabout improvements at the I-8 / Araby Road TI.

Construction is anticipated to begin in 2016.

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