Southeast District Projects

US 70 Safety and Mobility Improvements in Safford

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
  • Improvements at the Walgreens entrance to US 70 
  • 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 early February 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.

Safford Improvement Map


Schedules are subject to change based on weather and other unforeseen factors.  Subscribe to receive project updates and traffic alerts by email. For more information, please call the ADOT Bilingual Project Information Line at 855.712.8530 or submit a question or comment by email.  For real-time highway conditions statewide, visit ADOT’s Traveler Information Site at, follow ADOT on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 511, except while driving.

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