Delays expected on US 93 north of Wikieup for bridge work next week

Intermittent closures up to 15 minutes possible during on April 7-9

PHOENIX — Motorists traveling on US 93 between Phoenix and Las Vegas beginning Tuesday, April 7 through Thursday, April 9 should be prepared for possible delays and allow for extra travel time during daylight hours as crews continue to make progress on a $20 million widening project (mileposts 101-104), approximately 20 miles north of Wikieup, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

Intermittent closures in both directions up to 15 minutes will be necessary from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. from April 7-9 to allow crews to use large cranes to deliver and set up several bridge girders as part of the improvement project. Flagging stations and law enforcement will be located within the work zone.

Earlier this year, traffic was switched to the new southbound lanes and reconstruction continues on the future northbound lanes, located adjacent to the existing US 93 alignment. The three-mile-long Antelope Wash segment includes building two new lanes to provide motorists with a four-lane divided highway, and is expected to be completed this summer.

ADOT advises drivers to proceed through the work zone with caution, slow down, and be alert for construction equipment and personnel. The current construction schedule is Monday through Thursday, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Additional delays may occur on weekends due to heavier traffic volumes and special events.

 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 System at az511.gov or call 5-1-1.

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