September 5, 2012
The Arizona Department of Transportation is currently working on an intersection reconstruction project on State Route 85 and Business Route 8 (Butterfield Road) in Gila Bend. Tomorrow, Thursday, September 6, crews will be intermittently stopping traffic to create a safe work zone on Business Route 8 (Butterfield Road) between 5:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Minor delays may be experienced. Drivers are urged to plan ahead.
What to expect during work hours:
- Traffic will need to come to a complete stop before reaching State Route 85 on Business Route 8 (Butterfield Road) while workers alternate traffic through the work zone.
- Delays of approximately 15 minutes may be experienced.
- Reduced speed limits through the work zone.
- Law enforcement will be on-site to control traffic and monitor speeds.
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/sr85atGilaBend or contact Yuma District Senior Community Relations Officer Gabriella Kemp at 928.317.2165, firstname.lastname@example.org or ADOT Community Relations Officer, Paki Rico, at 520.388.4233, email@example.com.
Local media should contact the ADOT Public Information Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1.800.949.8057. Visit www.facebook.com/azdot or www.azdot.gov for more information about ADOT. For more information about ADOT projects and programs across Arizona see the agency's latest blog posts at http://adotblog.blogspot.com