The Arizona Department of Transportation is advising Yuma motorists to plan ahead for overnight lane restrictions on Interstate 8 that will be in place throughout the remainder of the month.

Maintenance crews are scheduled to complete a crack seal application on the road. The work is part of multiple pavement preservation projects on highways across the state.

The following restrictions, which began on Tuesday, will occur Monday through Friday from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. and ending Friday, Jan. 31:

• Westbound I-8 will be narrowed to one lane between Fortuna Road (Exit 12) and Giss Parkway (Exit 1).

• Motorists should anticipate a 5-mile lane restriction while crews progress through the work zone.

• A 14-foot vehicle width restriction will in place.

• Note: Restrictions will be lifted during Civil Rights Day/Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 20.

Learn more about pavement preservation projects in your area by visiting

For more information, please call the ADOT Bilingual Project Information Line at 855.712.8530 or go to and select Projects from the drop-down menu.

For real-time highway conditions statewide, visit ADOT’s Traveler Information Site at, follow ADOT on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 511, except while driving.

 Schedules are subject to change based on weather and other unforeseen factors.

James Gilbert can be reached at or 539-6854. Find him on Facebook at or on Twitter @YSJamesGilbert.

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