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El Centro, Calif. — Construction crews will close all westbound lanes of Interstate 8 (I-8) on the Colorado River Bridge near Yuma, AZ, on Thursday, June 1 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. for replacement of seismic bearings, according to Caltrans. Additionally, the 4th Avenue on-ramp to westbound I-8 will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Motorists will detour by exiting towards 16th St./95. Turn left on to 16th St. and continue northbound towards 16th street. Turn left onto W.16th St./U.S 95 and continue heading westbound on 16th St. Turn right onto 4th Ave./Winterhaven Drive and continue north on 4th Avenue towards I-8 on-ramp.
The 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 https://dot.ca.gov/caltrans-near-me/district-11/current-projects/i8coloradobridge.
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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