Delays on State Route 95 and State Route 72 beginning Tuesday
The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is widening the shoulders of State Routes 72 and 95 immediately north, south, and east of the SR 72/SR 95 intersection. Paving operations will begin Tuesday (May 31) with work hours 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. The normal work schedule will be Monday through Thursday. Next week crews will work Tuesday through Friday due to the Memorial Day holiday.
One lane of the roadway will be closed while crews pave the shoulders in two-mile increments. Drivers should allow extra travel time as they will be stopped temporarily while vehicles pass through the work zone in alternating directions.
Message boards will be displayed to inform drivers of the restrictions. Law enforcement will be on site to control traffic and monitor the reduced speed limit of 35 mph through the work zone.
When the project is complete, an eight-mile stretch of SR 95 and a one-mile stretch of SR 72 will have new eight-foot wide paved shoulders that will provide an extra margin of safety for motorists.
The project is scheduled for completion by July 2011.
ADOT advises drivers 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 about this project, please visit www.azdot.gov/statewide or contact Yuma District Senior Community Relations Officer Gabriella Kemp at 928.317.2165 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Local media should contact the ADOT Public Information Office at email@example.com or 1.800.949.8057. Visit www.facebook.com/azdot or www.azdot.gov for more information about ADOT.