Throwback Thursday: How far we've come

Throwback Thursday: How far we've come

By David Rookhuyzen / ADOT Communications
September 12, 2019

Today we are throwing back to the near past and one of the first of a series of projects to upgrade US 93 between Wickenburg and the Nevada state line.

Over the past two decades, ADOT has invested nearly half a billion dollars into turning this busy corridor between the Valley and Las Vegas into a four-lane divided highway, all with an eye toward the future Interstate 11.

This photo is from April 2006 and shows work happening to put new bridges over Burro Creek, south of Wikieup, and represents one of the earliest completed projects toward that goal. This bridge, and another over Santa Maria River, were completed in 2008. 

As we told you about at the beginning of the year, 161 miles of the highway have received these improvements and another 13-mile section north of Wikieup is currently being worked on. You can read more about the scope of the US 93 improvements on our website.


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