Southwest Region ADA Features Upgrades

ADA Feature updates flyer

The Arizona Department of Transportation, in coordination with the Federal Highway Administration, will be upgrading sidewalks, curb ramps, and driveways across the southwest district. ADOT evaluated existing feature conditions and will upgrade approximately 120 features to comply with the latest ADA guidelines (Americans with Disabilities Act). 

Expect to see crews at work in different parts of the Southwest District which include Parker, Quartzsite, Tonopah, Gila Bend and Yuma. The multi-phase project will begin in the Town of Parker and is scheduled for summer 2020.

Construction will take place between 17th Street and State Route 95 (California Avenue) through Bronco Avenue and State Route 95 (Rio Vista Highway).

ADA Feature updates Map

The second phase of construction is expected to begin summer 2021.

ADOT will provide more specific information about project schedules and potential impacts as it becomes available.

The nature of a design-build project is to design elements of the project while other elements are under construction, making it different from a typical project that goes into construction after the design process is complete. This allows for a shorter project duration and reduced costs. Access to all businesses, schools, and residences at all time during this multi-phase project will be maintained.

What to expect:

The upgrades are scheduled to begin in summer 2020.

  • Lane restrictions or closures that impact travel could occur. 
  • Drivers should expect lane and ramp restrictions or closures and plan for possible delays.
  • Drivers should slow down and use caution around construction personnel and equipment.

Traffic Alerts

Restrictions scheduled on State Route 95 in Parker Oct. 5 - Nov. 25

Drivers should expect delays and allow extra travel time

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan ahead for lane restrictions on State Route 95 in Parker beginning Monday, Oct. 5.

Contractors are scheduled to work on phase 1 of a multi-phase project to upgrade sidewalks, curb ramps and driveways in the southwest region to comply with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines.

The following daytime restrictions will take place between California Avenue and Riverside Drive to 17th Street beginning Monday, Oct. 5, and ending Wednesday, November 25.

  • Southbound SR 95 will be reduced to one lane between California Avenue and 17th Street from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sidewalk and street parking between California Avenue and Riverside Drive to 17 Street will be closed 24 hours a day seven days a week. 
  • Right lane closures on southbound SR 95 will be required when heavy equipment is present.
  • The speed limit will be reduced to 25 mph. 
  • An 18-foot vehicle width restriction will be in place.

Schedules are subject to change based on weather and other unforeseen factors.

Stay Informed

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 www.az511.gov, follow ADOT on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 511, except while driving.