ADOT: Construction, River Run will delay traffic on U.S. 93

U.S. Highway 93

U.S. Highway 93

KINGMAN - The Arizona Department of Transportation advises motorists to expect up to 15-minute delays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, while construction is under way to widen and improve a seven-mile segment of U.S. 93 north of Wikieup.

Motorists traveling U.S. 93 from Phoenix to Las Vegas should be prepared for heavier traffic Wednesday through May 1, during the annual Laughlin River Run motorcycle special event.

ADOT advises motorists to drive with caution, obey the construction speed limit, and be alert for construction equipment and personnel. A no-passing zone is in effect and will be strictly enforced until the completion of the project in fall 2012.

The Motorist Assist Patrol is in operation on U.S. 93 from Wikieup to the U.S. 93/I-40 traffic interchange. The MAP vehicle operates from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Thursday through Tuesday, to offer assistance to distressed motorists.

Four projects from Wikieup to Interstate 40 have been finished in recent years - including the completion of last year's southbound Ranch Road project. The U.S. 93 series of projects is a priority for ADOT and has become a significant addition to our state highway system to move people, goods and services more efficiently.

To stay up to date with the latest highway conditions around the state, visit the ADOT Traveler Information Center at www.az511.gov or call 511.