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Quartzsite, Arizona

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Weekend road work planned on Hyw 95 south of Quartzsite

Weekend work scheduled on US 95 
south of Quartzsite
Crews working this weekend so highway can be clear for Memorial Day holiday

Crews working on a widening and improvement project on US 95 south of Quartzsite will work daily beginning Friday (May 18) through Thursday (May 24) in an effort to remove all restrictions in time for the busy Memorial Day travel weekend. No work or restrictions are scheduled over Memorial Day weekend.

What to expect between mileposts 96-104 on US 95 during the next week:
  • Work is scheduled to take place daily from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Lane closures of up to two and a half miles are planned during work hours.
  • Workers will direct traffic through the work zone at times which may result in delays of approximately 15 minutes.
  • The speed limit will be reduced to 25 mph in the construction zone.
  • Law enforcement will be on-site to monitor speeds.
  • Message boards will advise drivers of lane restrictions.
  • After work hours, traffic control devices will remain in place and speed limit will be maintained at 55 mph.

This roadway improvement project consists of repaving an eight-mile stretch of US 95 approximately 15 miles south of Quartzsite between mileposts 96-104. In addition, ADOT will build a northbound left-turn lane at milepost 82 (Cibola Lake Road) and a southbound right-turn lane at milepost 89 (Microwave Telephone Road).

This project is scheduled to be completed by this summer.

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.

For more information about this project, please visit or contact Yuma District Senior Community Relations Officer Gabriella Kemp at 928.317.2165, or ADOT Community Relations Officer, Paki Rico, at 520-388-4233,

Local media should contact the ADOT Public Information Office at or 1.800.949.8057. or for more information about ADOT. For more information about ADOT projects and programs across Arizona see the agency's latest blog posts at  


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