Traffic switch planned Monday for highway improvement project on US 93 near Wikieup

Motorists urged to allow extra travel time through Antelope Wash segment

PHOENIX – The Arizona Department of Transportation continues to make considerable progress on a construction project to widen and improve a three-mile segment of US 93, about 20 miles north of Wikieup. 

On Monday, Dec. 15, crews are scheduled to switch southbound traffic to the newly constructed southbound lane. This work, originally scheduled for Saturday, has been postponed until early Monday morning to allow for equipment repair time. While one travel lane remains open north- and southbound, motorists should continue to be prepared to allow 10 to 15 minutes extra travel time through the Antelope Wash segment (mileposts 101.1 to 104.2).

After the southbound traffic is switched, crews will build connector lanes from the existing northbound lane to the new lanes. ‎‎Once the connectors have been built, crews will remove and reconstruct the future northbound lanes of US-93, located adjacent to the existing US-93 alignment. ADOT is expected to switch the northbound traffic in early January 2015.

The $20 million project includes building new lanes to provide motorists with a four-lane divided highway. The project is expected to be completed in summer 2015.

While most of the work is taking place off the main roadway, ADOT advises drivers to proceed through the work zone with caution, slow down, and be alert for construction equipment and personnel. Flagging stations will be in place to accommodate construction trucks hauling materials.

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 Center at www.az511.gov or call 511.

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 511.

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