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Quartzsite, Arizona

Friday, April 1, 2011

State Route 95 beautification project in Quartzsite begins

YUMA - The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) began landscape improvements on State Route 95 in Quartzsite the end of February, 2011. Improvements will include trees, benches and bike racks. The project area is approximately one mile long immediately north of Interstate 10.

What to expect during construction:

•Construction will take place weekdays between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.

•The speed limit will be reduced to 35 mph in the project area.

•The work will begin on the east side of the road first for approximately two months and then shift over to the west side for approximately six weeks. *

•No work is scheduled on weekends or holidays.

•The project is scheduled to be completed this summer.

•ADOT will update the public of scheduled closures as more information becomes available.

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 or call 5-1-1.
* Drivers will notice that one lane on the WEST side of Hwy. 95 has been closed instead of the east side as the press release stated. 

Gabby Gonzales, ADOT Information Officer, told me this morning "We try our best to keep the public informed of upcoming construction projects. Sometimes the contractors decide to change their plans after press releases have been released."

Gonzales said, "We are very excited about the project! It will be a great improvement for the town."

Drivers should be aware that the construction will last into the summer and lane closures may change from one day to the next.


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