Drivers should plan for construction on US 163 north of Kayenta Project scheduled to begin March 14

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan for extra time when traveling on US 163
north of Kayenta beginning Wednesday, March 14. That is when a construction project is scheduled to start
on US 163.

The 1-mile work zone, which will be located between mileposts 400 and 401, is approximately 5 miles north
of Kayenta. Drivers traveling between Kayenta and the Utah state line will use a temporary detour alongside
US 163 to continue north- and southbound travel through the work zone.

Drivers should expect intermittent delays of up to 30 minutes during the construction project, which is scheduled to last about six months. The project is needed to improve the drainage system along
US 163 during rain storms.

Motorists should slow down and use caution through the work zone. To learn more about the US 163 roadway improvement project, visit

Schedules are subject to change based on weather and other unforeseen factors. For more information, please call the ADOT Project Information Line at 855.712.8530 or email For real-time highway conditions statewide, visit ADOT's Traveler Information Site at, follow ADOT on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 511, except when driving.


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