Interstate 8 between milepost 71 and 82 pavement preservation

Interstate 8 between milepost 71 and 82 pavement preservation



The Arizona Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) are repairing the pavement on Interstate 8 between milepost 71 and 82, near Aztec or approximately 35 miles west of Gila Bend. The work consists of removing the existing pavement surface and replacing it with new asphalt concrete.

Project Area

I-8 Pavement Preservation: Milepost 71-82 Map

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Project Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet - I-8 Pavement Preservation: Milepost 71-82

Project Elements

  • Replacing the guardrail and guardrail end terminals
  • Replacing the barbed wire fence and cable barrier
  • Constructing bridge barrier transitions
  • Installing pipe liners
  • Replacing pavement marking and other miscellaneous work

Project Schedule

The project is scheduled to begin summer 2023 with completion anticipated in spring 2024. Schedules are subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen situations.

What to Expect

Work is scheduled to occur from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays and some night work will take place. Full ramp closures will also be required and traffic will detour to the nearest exit.

Drivers are asked to obey posted speed limits and traffic control devices and use caution around construction personnel and equipment.

Stay Informed


Schedules are subject to change based on weather and other unforeseen factors. Subscribe to receive project updates and traffic alerts by email. For more information, please call the ADOT Bilingual Project Information Line at 855.712.8530 or submit a question or comment by email. For real-time highway conditions statewide, visit ADOT’s Traveler Information Site at, follow ADOT on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 511, except while driving.

Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other nondiscrimination laws and authorities, ADOT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Persons that require a reasonable accommodation based on language or disability should contact Stephanie Dyer at [email protected] or 855.712.8530. Requests should be made as early as possible to ensure the State has an opportunity to address the accommodation.