New traffic signals to bring Parker area total to just 6

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is adding new traffic signals, widening lanes and making pavement improvements at the intersection of State Route 95 and Mohave Road on the south-east end of town.

The $800,000 project will aim to improve traffic flow and safety at the intersection, which handles a high volume of traffic, according to a news release from ADOT.

The current construction zone restrictions, including one lane of traffic in both directions, a 25 mph speed limit and a 12-foot vehicle width restriction, will be in place until the project is completed this Fall. The restrictions are typically lifted weekends beginning at 5 p.m. on Fridays and then back in place on Mondays at 4 a.m.

Parker area residents, many of whom moved to Parker from metropolitan areas, often joke that the town has so few traffic lights compared to most places they visit or have lived. The new signals on the south-east end of town will bring the total in the area to just 6.

Drivers are asked to use caution, obey posted speed limits and traffic control devices, and use caution around construction personnel and equipment.

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