Traffic Update!!: Needles, CA: Needles Jam 2: West Broadway, Needles Highway, and North K Street reopened.
With a majority of the paving work completed, all lanes of West Broadway, Needles Highway, and North K Street reopened to traffic at 4:22pm PT on Friday, May 19th, 2017.
For the last few days, construction crews have been laying out new asphalt along North K Street from River Road to Needles Highway, West Broadway from Walnut Street to Needles Highway and Needles Highway from O Street to North K Street as traffic use residential streets as a detour to get around the closure.
North K Street, West Broadway and Needles Highway have new asphalt, and portions of North K Street, West Broadway and Needles Highway have new curves, sidewalk and wheelchair ramps, including at major intersections where new traffic signals where installed.
The new traffic signal lights have been installed at the intersections of Needles Highway at West Broadway and Needles Highway at North K Street as well as at the intersection of West Broadway at J Street in Downtown Needles, California.
The new traffic signal lights have not been activated yet and motorists are being told to still treat those intersections as 4 way stops until then.
Starting on Monday, May 22nd, 2017, construction crews will begin doing some paving work to near the Needles Bridge as well as some paving work intersections along West Broadway, Needles Highway, and North K Street, which may cause traffic, but shouldn’t take too long to complete each of the intersections.
The construction work along West Broadway, Needles Highway, and North K Street for the last few months is all part of the Interstate 40 / Arizona Highway 95 Connector project to improve this heavily traveled business corridor connecting Arizona and California with new curbs, gutters, and sidewalks, and will be replacing paving and striping, utility relocation, drainage devices, retaining walls, and 3 actual traffic signals (Green, Yellow, and Red Lights).
The Interstate 40 / Arizona Highway 95 Connector project also included widening of the road to ease turns at intersections for RVs and semi-trucks and to alleviate congestion in the traffic hours.
The project was awarded to Hal Hays Construction out of Riverside, California in the amount of $3,312,577.00 and Construction Management will be completed by W.S.P. Parsons Brinckerhoff also out of Riverside, California.
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