PHOENIX ‒ Yuma-area drivers should expect delays for the next seven months as Arizona Department of Transportation crews make improvements to the intersection of Avenue 8E and US 95.
Work will begin Monday, April 1, to install a new traffic signal, build concrete pedestrian ramps and repave the intersection. The project is expected to be complete in late October.
Work will take place between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays. US 95 will be restricted to one lane between Avenue 7E and Avenue 8E. Avenue 8E will remain open for much of the work, with intermittent closures during installation of the traffic signal and paving.
Speed limits will be reduced on both streets during the work. The maximum vehicle width during construction is 11 feet.
Drivers can avoid the work zone by using 24th Street between Araby Road and Avenue 9E. Drivers traveling north on US 95 to the Yuma Proving Grounds and Quartzsite can take Interstate 8, exit at Fortuna Road and drive north to US 95.