WIKIEUP - A three-mile section of U.S. Highway 93 about 20 miles north of Wikieup has been widened to four lanes, the Arizona Department of Transportation said Monday.
ADOT completed the $20 million project over the weekend, moving one step closer to the department's goal of making U.S. 93 a four-lane, divided highway for the entire 200 miles from Wickenburg to the Hoover Dam bypass.
The Antelope Wash project included building two new southbound lanes and rebuilding two northbound lanes to tie into the existing roadway.
In February, ADOT launched another expansion project along U.S. 93 just north of Wickenburg. The $12.5 million project is expected to be completed in 2016.
Since 1998, ADOT has invested more than $350 million in projects to upgrade the U.S. 93 corridor, which stretches from Kingman to Boulder City and from Wickenburg to Interstate 40.
The goal is to turn what was once a two-lane rural highway into a modern four-lane, divided highway along the primary travel route from Phoenix to Las Vegas and a vital corridor for trade and commerce.
Currently, all but 46 miles of the 200-mile drive (more than 75 percent) from Wickenburg to the Nevada state line has been upgraded to a four-lane divided highway.