YUMA, Ariz. (AP) – The Arizona Department of Transportation is building a new bridge to span a flood-prone section of US 95, a project that should improve access to agricultural areas and a U.S. Army installation that’s a major employer in the Yuma area.
ADOT says the 600-foot bridge being built across Fortuna Wash northeast of Yuma should be completed by next winter.
Many workers commuting to and from the Yuma Proving Ground travel the highway, and it’s also used by many agricultural workers.
ADOT says the project is partially funded by a $3.2 million federal grant.
The new bridge will be built to accommodate four lanes of traffic but will be initially striped for two lanes with center-turn lane.
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