SR 95: Needles Bridge Rehabilitation Project

The Arizona Department of Transportation, in partnership with the city of Needles, Calif., is rehabilitating the State Route 95 Needles Bridge, spanning over the Colorado River. Construction is scheduled to begin Monday, Jan. 16 through the spring of 2023. 

The purpose of this project is to upgrade and preserve the existing concrete bridge structure. Built in 1978, the five-span, 566-foot-long Needles Bridge is located in both Arizona and California. In 2002, a project to repair the bridge joints was completed.

Project Overview

The scope of work includes:

  • Installing a new concrete bridge deck  overlay to the existing bridge surface.
  • Removing and replacing the pavement.
  • Reconstructing the approach slabs.
  • Other work includes replacing the bridge bearing pads, replacing guardrail, installing pavement markings and other related work.

Project Map

SR 95 Needles Bridge Project Map

Needles Bridge

SR 95 Needles Bridge Photo


What to expect during construction

  • The bridge will be reduced to one lane only with alternating north- and southbound travel.
  • Motorists should plan for delays while construction is underway.
  • Temporary traffic signals will be used for traffic control. 
  • The speed limit will be reduced in the work zone.
  • Construction-related noise.

Project Schedule 

Construction is scheduled to begin late 2022 and be completed by late 2023. 

Schedule subject to change based on weather or other unforeseen factors.

Restrictions and Closures

For information about project-related restrictions and closures please visit or call 511, except while driving.

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Stay Informed

ADOT welcomes your questions and comments. Please contact us in any of these ways:

  • Online: Submit a question or comment through the ADOT website. Visit and then select “Projects” from the dropdown menu.
  • By phone: Call the ADOT Bilingual Project Information Line at 855.712.8530.
  • By mail:  Write to ADOT Public Involvement, 3660 E. Andy Devine Ave., Kingman, AZ 86401