Shoulder work on SR 86 east of Sells marks start of improvement project

Shoulder work on SR 86 east of Sells marks start of improvement project


The Arizona Department of Transportation will begin work this week on a project to widen a five-mile segment of State Route 86 east of Sells on the Tohono O’odham Nation.

Work on the shoulders of SR 86 between milepost 124 and milepost 129 will require a reduction in the posted speed limit to 45 mph for approximately two weeks.

The $7.8 million project will include widening the highway and constructing two 12-foot travel lanes with eight-foot paved shoulders, turn lanes at some locations, drainage improvements and new signing and pavement markings.

Work on the highway that requires lane closures is expected to begin in late February or early March. ADOT will provide information in advance of work that requires lane closures.

ADOT advises drivers to proceed through the work zone with caution, slow down and be alert for construction equipment and personnel.

ADOT works to inform the public about planned highway restrictions, but there is a possibility that unscheduled closures or restrictions may occur. Weather can also affect a project schedule. To stay up-to-date with the latest highway conditions around the state, visit the ADOT Traveler Information Center atwww.az511.gov or call 511.

For more information about this project, please call C.T. Revere, ADOT Senior Community Relations Officer, at 1.520.705.3574 or email at crevere@azdot.gov.


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