Expect restrictions on Interstate 8 in Yuma next week

PHOENIX – Drivers traveling along Interstate 8 in Yuma should expect delays next week as Arizona Department of Transportation crews make improvements to the pavement between the California state line and Fortuna Road.

Drivers should expect one-lane restrictions on sections of the freeway between midnight and 3 p.m. each day. On Monday, June 6, the right lane will be closed in both directions from the state line to Avenue 3E (exit 3). On Tuesday, the left lanes will be closed.

Wednesday and Thursday, June 8-9, the process will be repeated from Avenue 3E to east of Araby Road. On Friday, June 10, lane restrictions will be in place for six miles, from Araby Road to Fortuna Road (exit 12).

During right lane closures on June 6, June 8 and June 10, entrance and exit ramps within each day’s work zone will be closed for about one hour between midnight and 5 a.m. Drivers should follow electronic signs for an alternate route.

Speed limits during the work will remain at the posted 65 mph. Drivers should be alert because there will be no lane lines in the work zone until the end of the project.