U.S. 93 delays anticipated

PHOENIX - The Arizona Department of Transportation is warning motorists to expect construction delays along U.S. 93 between Interstate 40 and Wikieup from Tuesday through Thursday.

Drivers should allow for extra travel time during daylight hours as crews continue to make progress on a $20 million widening project, about 20 miles north of Wikieup.

Intermittent closures in both directions up to 15 minutes will be necessary from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday to allow crews to use large cranes to deliver and set up several bridge girders as part of the improvement project.

Additional delays may occur on weekends due to heavier traffic volumes and special events.

Flagging stations and law enforcement will be located within the wor zone. Drivers are advised to slow down and be aware of construction equipment and workers.

Earlier this year, traffic was switched to the new southbound lanes and reconstruction continues on the future northbound lanes, located next to the existing U.S. 93.

The three-mile segment around Antelope Wash includes building two new lanes that will become part of a four-lane divided highway. Work should be completed this summer.

ADOT works to inform the public about planned highway restrictions, but there is a possibility that unscheduled closures or restrictions may occur. To stay up to date with the latest highway conditions around the state, visit the ADOT Traveler Information System at www.az511.gov or call 5-1-1.

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