I-8 Construction to Close Lanes on Colorado River Bridge


El Centro, Ca. — Construction crews will close the eastbound and the westbound Interstate 8 (I-8) lanes of the Colorado River Bridge near Yuma, AZ on Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Monday thru Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. for bridge work, according to Caltrans.

Additionally, the eastbound I-8 4th Avenue on-ramp will be closed from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The daytime closures are part of an ongoing project between Caltrans and the Arizona Department of Transportation to upgrade the I-8 Colorado River Bridge. The work includes resurfacing the bridge deck, replace bearings at bridge hinge locations, as well as replace approach slabs, defective guardrail, and seismic bearings.

The construction work schedule is subject to change due to weather, traffic incidents, or other maintenance considerations. Travelers are reminded to watch for highway workers and moving equipment and to Be Work Zone Alert.

For more information on the project, visit the Colorado River Viaduct Bridge Project page.

Motorists are reminded to be Work Zone Alert if traveling in the area and to watch for highway workers and moving construction equipment.

For real-time traffic information, including traffic speed, lane and road closures due to construction and maintenance activities, and more, go to http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/

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