Traffic Alerts: SR 95: Needles Bridge Rehabilitation Project

Traffic Alerts

SR 95 Needles Bridge narrows to one-shared lane only when construction project begins Jan. 16

Drivers should use caution and allow extra travel time

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers in the Fort Mohave and Needles, Calif., areas to plan ahead for an around-the-clock lane restriction on the State Route 95 Needles Bridge beginning Monday, Jan. 16.

Temporary traffic signals will be installed and activated on the bridge beginning from 5 a.m. Monday, Jan. 16, until the end of construction in the spring: 

  • The bridge will be reduced to one lane only with alternating north- and southbound travel. 
  • Smokestack Avenue and River Road will be closed through the end of construction.
  • A vehicle-width restriction of 16 feet will be in effect.

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The restrictions are needed for construction crews to safety complete the bridge rehabilitation project, which includes:

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

ADOT advises drivers to slow down and use caution around personnel and equipment while construction is underway.

For additional information, visit the main project page at Needles Bridge