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Road improvements begin in southern Cochise County

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COCHISE COUNTY, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Arizona Department of Transportation has begun work on an eight mile section of U.S. 191 in Cochise County between the junction of SR 181 and Pearce Rd.

Vegetation clean up began last week and crews have started constructing the eight foot paved shoulders in the project area.  Drivers can expect delays and brief lane closures from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday, as well as some Saturdays.   

There will be flag personnel on hand to direct traffic through the area where the two lanes of travel will be reduced to a single travel lane for both directions. 

According to an ADOT release paving is scheduled to begin in late March or early April and should take four to six weeks to complete.  There will be a pilot car on hand to escort traffic through the area; delays of up to 15 minutes can be expected while paving is ongoing.

Also scheduled is resurfacing of a bridge on US 191, which will also restrict travel for up to three weeks and begins in late February.  Final striping and signage for the project is expected to be added in July. 

Drivers are advised to use caution when driving in the area and to obey all traffic personnel and signs. 

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