Construction on new climbing lane along SR 95 north of Lake Havasu City is underway

Beginning Monday: Motorists should be prepared for delays up to 20 minutes

PHOENIX — The Arizona Department of Transportation has begun construction of a northbound climbing  lane on State Route 95 to improve traffic flow through the Mohave Mountains region, approximately 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 includes constructing the passing lane, widening the shoulders and repaving the entire roadway within the project limits. Construction is expected to be completed this summer.

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 or call 511.