Traffic Alerts - I-8 Pavement Preservation between Milepost 46 and Dateland

Lane restrictions scheduled on Interstate 8 near Dateland beginning Oct. 23

Drivers should expect delays and allow extra travel

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan ahead for lane restrictions on Interstate 8 near Dateland beginning Wednesday, Oct. 23.

Contractors are scheduled to rehabilitate the existing pavement, install drainage improvement features, and reconstruct existing guardrail and existing barrier wall at the Union Pacific Bridge at the Mohawk traffic interchange. The work will take place between mileposts 46 and 66 (near the Dateland exit).

The following restrictions will occur from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday beginning Wednesday, Oct. 21, and ending late fall 2020.

  • I-8 will be narrowed to one lane in both directions between mileposts 46 and 66.
  • Motorists should anticipate a 2-mile lane restriction while crews progress through the work zone.
  • The speed limit will be reduced to 55 mph.
  • A 14-foot vehicle width restriction will be in place.

ADOT reminds drivers to obey posted speed limits and traffic control devices and use caution around construction personnel and equipment.

Schedules are subject to change based on weather and other unforeseen factors. For more information, please call the ADOT Bilingual Project Information Line at 855.712.8530 or go to and select Projects from the drop-down menu. For real-time highway conditions statewide, visit ADOT's Traveler Information Site at, follow ADOT on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 511, except while driving.