12/11/2013 11:00:00 AM Roadwork on Highway 95 in Lake Havasu Wednesday and Thursday
KINGMAN - Motorists heading to the Havasu Heights subdivision and recreation area north of Lake Havasu City today and Thursday will likely encounter limited access as crews with the Arizona Department of Transportation construct cattle guards.
The work near the popular destination for equestrians is part of a project designed to reduce incidents of motorists striking burros and other wildlife along a 12-mile stretch of Highway 95 from just north of Lake Havasu City south to its junction with Interstate 40.
The entire length is being fenced in an effort to keep wild burros on the west side of the highway, where there is access to water in the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge.
The $1 million project is a state and federal partnership between ADOT, Arizona Game and Fish, the Federal Highway Administration and the Bureau of Land Management.
Crews will be on the job from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday until the project is completed sometime next spring.
Today and Thursday's access restrictions on Highway 95 at Havasu Heights is between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.
For more information, email ADOT at email@example.com or call the project's hotline at (855) 712-8530.