ADOT is looking at improving capacity and safety along US 95 between Fortuna and Aberdeen roads. Proposed improvements include constructing a new bridge over the Fortuna Wash and associated roadway improvements. This new bridge would provide flood mitigation, and other roadway improvements will improve drainage to allow for better control of flood waters and stormwater mitigation. The total estimated project cost is $15 million and is expected to take three years to complete.
As the primary north/south corridor between Yuma and Interstate 10, US 95 provides access for daily commuters as well as a high volume of recreational traffic. This route also functions as a trade corridor for commerce between Mexico and the United States.
During the winter months, traffic increases along this route due to seasonal visitors and agricultural workers, making it necessary to increase capacity and improve operations.