Construction begins on new roundabout at US 60 & Vicksburg Road Monday
The Arizona Department of Transportation is transforming a four-way stop intersection into a new roundabout at the interchange of Vicksburg Road and the US 60 east of Quartzsite in La Paz County . Construction will begin on Monday, Oct. 25 and should be completed by early spring 2011.
During construction motorists can expect:
•Beginning Oct. 25, work crews will be on-site from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. •Lane closures will take place and workers will be directing traffic through construction zone. •Vicksburg Road interchange will be closed to through traffic beginning Nov. 8. It is expected to reopen by the Thanksgiving weekend. •Local residents will have access to Vicksburg Road . •When Vicksburg Road closes, crews will work from 6 a.m. to midnight seven days a week. •US 60 will remain open at all times. •No work during holidays.
ADOT will replace the existing intersection with a roundabout to improve the flow of traffic through the area. The project also involves removing and replacing existing pavement as well as new lighting, traffic controls and upgrades to the drainage system. The closure of Vicksburg Road will allow the duration of construction to be reduced by two-and-a-half months and will keep motorists and workers safe during construction.
Message boards will be displayed to inform commuters of construction updates and restrictions. Law enforcement officers will be present along the work zone to control traffic and monitor speeds.
As always, drivers are reminded to proceed through the work zone with caution, slow down, and be alert for construction equipment and personnel.
ADOT works to inform the public about planned highway restrictions, but there is a possibility that unscheduled closures or restrictions may occur. Weather can also affect a project schedule. To stay up-to-date with the latest highway conditions around the state, visit the ADOT Traveler Information Center at www.az511.gov or call 5-1-1.
For more information regarding this project, please contact Gaby Gonzalez at (928) 699-8983 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.