The Mohave Road bridge project now underway by the CRIT Planning Department will not close the route completely, but there will be detours for larger vehicles and a 12-foot restriction.
As the main road through the Colorado River Indian Tribes reservation, Mohave Road (also known as CRIR 1) is a major thoroughfare linking the town of Parker and I-10. In recent weeks, CRIT announced a bridge reconstruction on the road at Tyson Wash.
The public is advised to avoid the route if possible, using US-95 on the California side of the Colorado River (Blythe to Parker via Vidal Junction) or Arizona SR-95 (Quartzsite to Parker).
The road will not be completely closed at any time, according to CRIT, with a 12-foot lane restriction and detours for semis and other large vehicles to US-95. But there may be delays as traffic slows while using a small detour.
The project is necessary to replace the aging bridge over the wash. The project should take around a year.