The Arizona Department of Transportation has allocated $36 million for multiple pavement preservation projects on highways across the state during fiscal year 2020, which began July 1st, 2019 and ends on June 30th, 2020.
ADOT says it evaluated existing pavement conditions to identify the locations in each of its seven districts that are currently in good condition. The goal is to undertake preventative-maintenance projects in those locations now so that the roadways remain in good condition, rather than undertake much more costly and impactful repair projects later after the pavement has deteriorated.
“Investing in preventative-maintenance projects directly aligns with ADOT’s Long Range Transportation Plan goal of maintaining, preserving and extending the service life of existing state transportation system infrastructure,” a statement from ADOT says.
The projects are a mix of fog seals and crack seals which protect and extend pavement life. The current slate of 86 projects, which cover 4,160 lane miles, is scheduled to be under contract or completed before June 30th, 2020.
Most of the projects affecting La Paz County are scheduled for the last few months of this year, based on outside air temperatures and other weather conditions. These include:
Highway 95 in Parker between Mohave Road and Lakeside Boulevard, crack seal between November and March.
Highway 95 in Parker from Riverside Drive at milepost 158.8 to milepost 159.5, crack seal between November and March.
I-10 between Ehrenberg and Gold Nugget Road east of Quartzsite, apply oil in October.
I-10 between Gold Nugget Road east of Quartzsite and Hovatter Road, flush in October.
Highway 95 in Quartzsite between Main Street and E Tyson Street, crack seal between November and March.
Highway 72 from Central Avenue in Bouse to milepost 30, crack seal between November and March.
Highway 60 between Vicksburg Junction and the US 60 Junction, filling potholes, time to be determined.
The estimated construction dates may change as schedules are confirmed. Lane restrictions or closures that impact travel could occur. Drivers should expect lane and ramp restrictions or closures and plan for possible delays. Drivers should slow down and use caution around construction personnel and equipment.