ADOT to set barriers for drainage work on SR 86 west of Three Points next week

2013-06-22T09:00:00Z ADOT to set barriers for drainage work on SR 86 west of Three Points next weekJoe Ferguson Arizona Daily Star
June 22, 2013 9:00 am  • 

Arizona Department of Transportation construction crews will be working along a two mile stretch of State Route 86 west of Three Points next week, part of drainage improvement project. 

Motorists should expect to encounter brief delays as ADOT crews install concrete barriers in preparation for making drainage improvements.

Barriers will be set approximately two miles west of the turnoff to State Route 386 that leads to Kitt Peak.

The work is part of a $17 million project to improve an eight-mile segment of SR 86 (Ajo Way) between Three Points and Sells (mileposts 129-137).

From the press release: 

Motorists traveling on State Route 86, west of Three Points, will experience brief delays early next week as the Arizona Department of Transportation sets concrete barriers in preparation for making drainage improvements.

Barriers will be set approximately two miles west of the turnoff to State Route 386 that leads to Kitt Peak. Traffic will be controlled by flaggers from 6 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25 and Wednesday, June 26 while the barrier is being placed.

The posted speed limit will be lowered approaching the restricted area.

The work is part of a $17 million project to improve an eight-mile segment of SR 86 (Ajo Way) between Three Points and Sells (mileposts 129-137).

The project includes construction of eight-foot shoulders on both sides of the two-lane highway, drainage improvements, new left and right turn lanes at the SR 86 intersections at Pan Tak Road and Indian Route 35 (San Vicente Road), plus construction of two wildlife crossings beneath SR 86 for the Sonoran Desert Tortoise.

The posted speed limit throughout the project area has been reduced from 65 mph to 55 mph for the duration of the 20-month project. ADOT advises drivers to proceed through the work zone with caution, slow down, and be alert for construction equipment and personnel.

For more information, please visit www.azdot.gov/statewide or contact the Project Hotline at (855) 712-8530, or email at Projects@azdot.gov.

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