Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Work on a new climbing lane along SR 95 is underway

Blog-2015-0204-Climbing_Lane An example of a climbing lane on SR 87. Did you happen to see this ADOT news release from yesterday? It’s about a new project that’s set to add a climbing lane along State Route 95…

Longtime blog readers know that climbing lanes can help ease congestion up steep hills by providing more room for vehicles traveling past slower traffic. Since the new project includes the construction of a climbing lane, we thought it’d be the perfect time to point you to this previous post from about two years ago.

Here’s an excerpt that explains climbing lanes:

Next time you’re traveling uphill only to get stuck behind a slow-moving vehicle or truck, you’ll appreciate the concept of a climbing lane.

A climbing lane is an “extra” lane that’s used for short distances in certain areas to improve safety, ease congestion and prevent delays. These lanes help facilitate the passing of trucks and slow moving vehicles whose speed drops because of the sustained steep grades.

More about the project on SR 95
ADOT has begun construction of a northbound climbing lane on SR 95 to improve traffic flow through the Mohave Mountains region, about 10 miles north of Lake Havasu City (mileposts 190-195). Construction crews are scheduled to begin roadway blasting activities Monday Feb. 9 through early March. Project work hours are from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

ADOT advises motorists to plan ahead for delays up to 20 minutes in both north- and southbound lanes, slow down and be aware of construction workers and equipment. Flaggers will be stopping and directing traffic during this work.

Crews recently began off-roadway clearing and excavating activities on the $5.1 million project. The improvement work also includes widening the shoulders and repaving the entire roadway within the project limits. Construction is expected to be completed this summer.

For more information on the latest highway conditions in the area, please visit the ADOT Traveler Information Center at or call 511.
Posted by Angela DeWelles   |  Labels:  Climbing-Lanes, SR-95


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