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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Hwy. 72 & 95 construction extends into weekend

SR 95 and SR 72 shoulder paving schedule
extends into weekend

Paving is scheduled from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m.

The Arizona Department of Transportation is currently in the process of paving the newly widened shoulders along State Route 95 & State Route 72. Crews are paving all day today and tomorrow as scheduled, however, an additional two days of paving will also take place this Saturday (June 3) and Sunday (June 4).

Paving hours will be from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. During those hours, one lane of the roadway will be closed while crews pave the shoulders in two-mile increments. Additional work will continue alongside the shoulders from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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 or call 5-1-1.


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