Southeast District Projects

US 70 Safety and Mobility Improvements in Safford

map - US70 Safford Improvements

The Arizona Department of Transportation is completing a project to make safety and intersection improvements on US 70 from 20th Avenue to Eighth Street in Safford.

Key improvements include:

  • Lighting upgrades throughout the work zone
  • Americans with Disability Act improvements
  • Pedestrian crossing improvements at 11th Avenue
  • Realignment of the north side of the 14th Avenue intersection
  • Increasing the turn radius for truck accessibility at the Eighth Avenue intersection
  • Hollywood Road/Eighth Street intersection modifications
    • Hollywood Road converted to a T-intersection
    • Eighth Street converted to a cul-de-sac

The $770,000 project is scheduled to begin in late 2018 and run through spring 2019.

US 70 will remain open throughout the project, but traffic may be reduced to a single lane in each direction while work is occurring.

ADOT will maintain access to businesses throughout the project.

Drivers and pedestrians should proceed through the work zone with caution, slow down and watch for construction personnel and equipment.

Traffic Alerts

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Civil Rights

Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other nondiscrimination laws and authorities, ADOT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Persons that require a reasonable accommodation based on language or disability should contact ADOT’s Civil Rights Office at civilrightsoffice@azdot.gov. Requests should be made as early as possible to ensure the State has an opportunity to address the accommodation.

De acuerdo con el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA por sus siglas en inglés) y otras normas y leyes antidiscriminatorias, el Departamento de Transporte de Arizona (ADOT) no discrimina por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, edad o discapacidad. Las personas que requieran asistencia (dentro de lo razonable) ya sea por el idioma o discapacidad deben ponerse en contacto con la Oficina de Derechos Civiles de ADOT en civilrightsoffice@azdot.gov. Las solicitudes deben hacerse lo más antes posible para asegurar que el Estado tenga la oportunidad de hacer los arreglos necesarios.