ADOT urges travelers to avoid Araby road during construction

Araby road construction

YUMA, Ariz. - Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) urges drivers and farm equipment operators to abide by new Araby road changes. 

Due to construction, Araby road has been reduced to one lane in each direction.

With such large vehicles, Farm equipment operators are encouraged to travel through this road during 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., one-hour time slot.

Other travelers should avoid Araby road during this window seven days a week. Alternative routes are 32nd street, 24th street or US 95.

Construction at Araby road and Interstate 8 is part one of a two-part, $8.1 million project funded by the FHWA Highway Safety Improvement Program.

The project consists of two round-a-bouts and associated ramps to I-8 and Gila Ridge Road.

"Round-a-bouts are proven to be a safer intersection. There is less delay," Southwest District Engineer of ADOT, Paul Patane said. "When we looked at alternatives for this area the round-a-bouts were the best option."

Phase One of construction is underway through November and Phase Two picks up in April 2018. 

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