One roundabout will be located north of I-8 and serve Araby Road and the westbound ramps. The other roundabout will be south of I-8 and serve Araby Road, the eastbound ramps and Gila Ridge Road.
The intersection of I-8 and Araby road is among the busiest in Yuma and is used by approximately 22,000 vehicles per day. The new roundabouts will provide a high level of service beyond traffic projections for 2035 and will fit into the existing ADOT right-of-way. No new right-of-way is needed to accommodate this project.
Two Phases of Construction
To minimize the impact on Yuma's winter visitors and the peak produce season, ADOT has scheduled work to occur in two phases:
- Phase 1 occurred from July to November 2017 on the north side of the interchange. The first roundabout opened on Oct. 27, 2017.