Traffic Alerts - Interstate 8 Bridge Deck Rehabilitation in Yuma County

Alternating lane restrictions on Interstate 8 in Wellton beginning May 10

Drivers should expect delays and allow extra travel time

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan ahead for lane restrictions on Interstate 8 in Wellton beginning Tuesday, May 10, at 5 a.m. 

Contractors are scheduled to replace the old barrier wall on the Avenue 29 E and Avenue 31E bridges as part of the I-8 Bridge Deck Rehabilitation project in Yuma County. 

To ensure public safety, at least one travel lane must be closed between Avenue 29E (milepost 28) and Avenue 31E (near milepost 33). 

Drivers should plan for the following restrictions scheduled to be in place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays beginning Tuesday, May 10, and ending Friday, June 3:

  • I-8 between Avenue 29E (milepost 28) and Avenue 31E (near milepost 33) will be reduced to one lane in both directions. 
  • A 14-foot vehicle width restriction will be in place. 
  • The speed limit will be reduced to 55 mph. 
  • Note: Restrictions will be lifted on Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day

Lane restrictions on Interstate 8, Avenue 31E and Avenue 29E bridges in Wellton beginning May 5

Drivers should expect delays and allow extra travel time

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan ahead for lane restrictions on the Interstate 8, Avenue 31E and Avenue 29E bridges in Wellton beginning May 5 at 5 a.m. 

Contractors are scheduled to install temporary barrier walls as part of the Interstate 8 Bridge Deck Rehabilitation in Yuma County. 

The following restrictions will occur on the bridges: 

  • The Avenue 31E bridge will be reduced to one lane in both directions 24 hours a day, seven days a week beginning Thursday, May 5, and ending Thursday, June 30.
  • The Avenue 29E-Wellton Traffic Interchange will be reduced to one lane in both directions 24 hours a day, seven days a week beginning Thursday, May 19, and ending Thursday, July 7.
  • The speed limit will be reduced to 25 mph. 

ADOT reminds motorists to plan for delays, proceed through the work zone with caution, slow down, and watch for construction personnel and equipment.