SR 95: Needles Bridge Rehabilitation Project

SR 95: Needles Bridge Rehabilitation Project


This project is complete

The Arizona Department of Transportation, in partnership with the city of Needles, Calif., has completed a rehabilitation project on the State Route 95 Needles Bridge, spanning over the Colorado River. 

The purpose of this project was 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.

ADOT will provide more information about project schedules and potential traffic impacts as information becomes available. Stay informed of traffic restrictions before they occur by subscribing.


Making Progress: SR 95 Needles Bridge construction project on schedule for completion in April

Around-the-clock lane restriction continues

Paving on the SR 95 Needles Bridge deck Photo

Picture: Paving is now complete on the SR 95 Needles Bridge deck overlay project.


Traffic Alerts


Expect daytime lane restrictions on State Route 95 at the Needles Bridge on Tuesday, June 20 for paving work

Drivers should allow extra travel time and plan for delays

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises motorists traveling on State Route 95 to plan for upcoming lane restrictions and brief travel delays while crews pave the bridge approaches on the Needles Bridge.

The following daytime restrictions will be in place from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 20: 

  • SR 95 will be narrowed to one lane only with alternating north- and southbound travel at Needles Bridge. 
  • Flaggers will be assisting with traffic control.
  • A vehicle-width restriction of 12 feet.
  • Motorists should be prepared to stop when approaching the work zone and use caution around construction personnel and equipment.

The restriction is needed as final work is performed on the SR 95 Needles Bridge Rehabilitation project. The majority of the construction work has already been completed, including:

  • Installing a new concrete bridge deck overlay to the existing bridge surface.
  • Removing and replacing the pavement on the riding surface of the bridge.
  • Replacing the bridge bearing pads and guardrail. 

The remaining work includes painting the bridge barrier walls and applying the final lane striping. The project is expected to be completed in July.



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