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Quartzsite, Arizona

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Construction at Hwy. 95 & Hwy. 72 north of Quartzsite, begins Monday

Project to add shoulders to SR 95 and SR 72 begins Monday

Drivers should expect lane closures

YUMA - The Arizona Department of Transportation will begin work on March 14 on a shoulder widening project immediately north, south and east of the intersection of State Route 95 and State Route 72. Construction on SR 95 will be on the north side of the intersection from MP 132 to MP 140 and construction on SR 72 will be on the east side of the intersection from MP 13 to MP 14. The project includes widening the roadway with the addition of new eight-foot paved shoulders on both sides of an eight -mile stretch of State Route 95 and an 1-mile stretch of State Route 72 south of Parker.

Beginning Monday (March 14), segments of the highways will be closed through the completion of the project.

What to expect during construction:

· Lane closures will take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Thursday.
· One lane of the highway will be closed and construction crews will direct traffic in alternating directions through the work zone.
· Delays are expected. Motorists are advised to provide additional time to reach their destinations.
· This project will be completed in phases.
· Work will start on the north end of the SR 95 segment beginning at MP 140. Once that segment is completed, work will continue south along State Route 95 in 2-mile increments.
· Once construction of the shoulders is completed, crews will begin paving the widened shoulders throughout the project area.

This project is scheduled to be completed by early summer 2011.

As always, drivers are reminded to proceed through the work zone with caution, slow down, and be alert for construction equipment and personnel.

The construction project schedule is subject to change due to a variety of reasons, including weather, material availability and mechanical difficulties.

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 or call 511.

For more information about this project, please visit or contact Gaby Gonzalez, Yuma District Public Information Officer, at 928.699.8983 or Local media should contact the ADOT Public Information Office at or 1.800.949.8057. Visit or for more information about ADOT.


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