Traffic Update!!: Downtown Needles, CA: Needles Jam: Latest Information: West Broadway Closure.

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Traffic Update!!: Downtown Needles, CA: Needles Jam: Latest Information: West Broadway Closure.

ZachNews will be reporting on the latest information regarding the West Broadway Closure, as part of the Interstate 40 / Arizona Highway 95 Connector construction project, happening between J Street and L Street in Downtown Needles, California.

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“Motorists, Welcome to Needles Jam!!”

**** 10:40am PT on Friday, April 21st, 2017: ****

As of 10:40am PT on Friday, April 21st, 2017, Needles Jam along West Broadway and J Street is over.

** Reopened: **

– West Broadway between L Street and J Street is open; 1 southbound and 1 northbound.

– J Street between Third Street and Front Street is open; all lanes.

– West Broadway between I Street and J Street is open: all lanes.

– L Street between West Broadway and Eagles Pass Road is open; all lanes.

– North K Street Underpass is open. Do not use if you’re a semi truck or tall camper.

** Closures: **

– K Street at West Broadway intersection. Soon to be reopen.

**** Coming Soon: Needles Jam 2!!: ****

According to Michael Stewart with W.S.P. Parsons Brinckerhoff, there will be “various road closures throughout the next 4 weeks.”

As for the next set of road closures and detours related to the Interstate 40 / Arizona Highway 95 Connector Construction Project, Michael Stewart tells ZachNews that the next step after J Street and K Street will be Needles Highway from West Broadway to North K Street, and finally North K Street from Needles Highway to the Needles Bridge; each leg will take approximately a week.

According to the City of Needles, the project is 39% complete and completion date revised to Thursday, May 25th, 2017.

**** 12:00pm PT on Thursday, April 20th, 2017: ****

Road closures, reopens, detours, and traffic control on West Broadway Bridge for the Interstate 40 / Arizona Highway 95 Connector Construction Project.

** Reopened: **

– West Broadway between L Street and J Street is open; 1 southbound and 1 northbound.

– J Street between Third Street and Front Street is open; all lanes.

** Traffic Control/Pilot Vehicle Escorts: **

– West Broadway (West Broadway Bridge) between Market Street and L Street. Motorists must wait for pilot vehicle to escort you over the West Broadway Bridge. Paving work ongoing.

** Closures: **

– West Broadway between I Street and J Street. Soon to be reopen.

– K Street at West Broadway intersection. Soon to be reopen.

– L Street between West Broadway and Eagles Pass Road. Paving work ongoing. Use J Street to Bailey Avenue to get to Needles High School. When paving is done, road will be reopen.

**** 9:00am PT on Wednesday, April 19th, 2017: ****

West Broadway between I Street and L Street in Downtown Needles, California remains closed for the Interstate 40 / Arizona Highway 95 Connector Construction Project.

Paving along J Street and West Broadway is being done and traffic control is in effect along J Street between Third Street and Interstate 40; traffic merged into a single lane for both directions, as construction crews do paving work.

Paving work along the West Broadway Bridge will be done in the next few days.

Motorists should prepare for possible lane restrictions, lane closures, and traffic being escorted by pilot vehicles are possible.

With all of the construction going on in the Downtown Needles, California area, motorist should use Needles Highway to Interstate 40 to J Street as a detour.

As for the next set of road closures and detours related to the Interstate 40 / Arizona Highway 95 Connector Construction Project, Michael Stewart tells ZachNews that the next step after J Street and K Street will be West Broadway from the B.N.S.F. bridge to Needles Highway, about 4-5 days, then Needles Highway from West Broadway to North K Street, and finally North K Street from Needles Highway to the Needles Bridge; each leg will take approximately a week.

**** 7:00am PT on Tuesday, April 18th, 2017: ****

According to Michael Stewart with W.S.P. Parsons Brinckerhoff, there will be “various road closures throughout the next 4 weeks.”

Grinding out existing asphalt on J Street near Interstate 40 was happening on Monday, and paving along J Street and West Broadway will begin on Tuesday.

As for the next set of road closures and detours related to the Interstate 40 / Arizona Highway 95 Connector Construction Project, Michael Stewart tells ZachNews that the next step after J Street and K Street will be West Broadway from the B.N.S.F. bridge to Needles Highway, about 4-5 days, then Needles Highway from West Broadway to North K Street, and finally North K Street from Needles Highway to the Needles Bridge; each leg will take approximately a week.

According to the City of Needles, the project is 39% complete and completion date revised to Thursday, May 25th, 2017.

**** 9:00am PT on Monday, April 17th, 2017: ****

West Broadway between I Street and L Street in Downtown Needles, California remains closed for the Interstate 40 / Arizona Highway 95 Connector Construction Project.

According to the City of Needles, concrete pouring continues in various locations, and the grinding of the asphalt and paving has begun with the first section to be completed is West Broadway between J Street to L Street.

Paving work along the West Broadway Bridge will be done this week meaning possibly lane restrictions, lane closures, and traffic being escorted by pilot vehicles are possible.

Motorist should prepare for more traffic in and around the West Broadway Bridge between Needles Highway and I Street and should use Needles Highway to Interstate 40 to J Street as a detour.

Good news, the intersection of Needles Highway and North K Street have been reopened, but the North K Street Underpass remains closed despite somebody moving the barricades over the Easter weekend.

**** 11:00pm PT on Wednesday, April 12th, 2017: ****

West Broadway between I Street and L Street in Downtown Needles, California remains closed for the Interstate 40 / Arizona Highway 95 Connector Construction Project.

Cement work, work along the sidewalk for new lighting and traffic signal lights, and pavement of roadway work continues in the closure area.

The continuing construction work and closure along West Broadway and J Street will continue for another few weeks.

The closure area includes West Broadway between J Street and I Street as well as on and off closure of J Street between Third Street and Front Street.

Overall best detour, especially for semi trucks and tall campers, is Needles Highway to Interstate 40 to J Street.

If need to drive into the Downtown Needles, California area, the detours around the West Broadway closure is L Street to Front Street to I Street to Third Street.

Businesses along the closed portion of West Broadway as well as J Street remain open for business.

The North K Street Underpass is closed between Needles Highway and Front Street near the North K Street Underpass.

According to Needles City Manager Rick Daniels, due to traffic congestion along North K Street as well as tall vehicles; semi trucks and tall campers, using the North K Street and the North K Street Underpass as a detour to get by the closure along West Broadway, the City of Needles closed the North K Street Underpass for the duration of the project along West Broadway; until the project along West Broadway is completed.

In additional to the North K Street Underpass, North K Street between Market Street and Needles Highway as well as Needles Highway between North K Street and River Road is closed also for construction work related to the Interstate 40 / Arizona Highway 95 Connector Construction Project.

Also utility crews have been seen working on utility poles and lines along Needles Highway as part of a power upgrade project.

**** As of 9:00am PT on Wednesday, March 29th, 2017: ****

ZachNews has learned that traffic in both directions on the West Broadway Bridge, between L Street and Walnut Street, near Downtown Needles, California is being escorted by pilot vehicles into a single lane because of lane closure for construction work along the roadway on the bridge all day on Wednesday, March 29th, 2017.

Only for Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 the North K Street Underpass is open, but not for semi trucks or tall recreational vehicles due to the height restrictions at the underpass.

After today, the North K Street Underpass will be closed until the West Broadway Project is completed.

But, on North K Street at Needles Highway, the roadway is also closed for construction work.

Traffic there is being detoured onto Chestnut Street or Market Street to L Street to Needles Highway.

As for the West Broadway Closure, detours around the West Broadway Closure are still in affect; J Street (If Not Closed) or I Street to Front Street to L Street in Downtown Needles, California.

Construction work still continues as well as the closure along West Broadway, between I Street and L Street in Downtown Needles, California for possibly 10 more days.

Construction work is going on at the intersection of Needles Highway and North K Street in the roadway and utility poles.

Traffic having to go around the closure onto River Street before the Needles Bridge to get the Jack Smith Memorial Park.

Prepare for traffic in the area as motorists wait at the West Broadway Bridge and as traffic gets around the West Broadway closure.

**** Overall best detour around all the construction for all motorists, including semi trucks and recreational vehicles, is Needles Highway to Interstate 40 to J Street. ****

All of the construction work being done is part of the Interstate 40/Arizona Highway 95 Connector Project.

**** As of 1:46pm PT on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017: ****

West Broadway between L Street and J Street in Downtown Needles, California remains closed for the Interstate 40 / Arizona Highway 95 Connector Construction Project.

Cement work, work on the retaining wall, and other roadway work continues in the closure area.

** Update!!: Closures Time: **

– The work and closure along West Broadway and J Street will continue for another few weeks.

** Update!!: New Additional Closures: **

– The closure area includes West Broadway between J Street and I Street.

– Closure along J Street between Front Street and Third Street is on and off depending on was work is still needing to be done at that intersection.

– Semi trucks as well as tall campers are being asked to use Needles Highway to Interstate 40 as their best detour route.

– Businesses along the closed portion of West Broadway as well as J Street remain open for business.

** Update!!: New Detours Route: **

– L Street to Front Street to I Street to Third Street is the new detour route.

** Update!!: North K Street Underpass Closed: **

– The North K Street Underpass is closed between Needles Highway and Front Street near the North K Street Underpass.

According to Needles City Manager Rick Daniels, due to traffic congestion along North K Street as well as tall vehicles; semi trucks and tall campers, using the North K Street and the North K Street Underpass as a detour to get by the closure along West Broadway, the City of Needles closed the North K Street Underpass for the duration of the project along West Broadway; until the project along West Broadway is completed.

** Updated: Upcoming Construction Work Information: **

More construction work related to the Interstate 40 / Arizona Highway 95 Connector Construction Project will begin in the next few weeks along West Broadway and Needles Highway.

Utility crews are moving utility poles along Needles Highway ahead of the work along Needles Highway.

**** As of 6:12pm PT on Monday, March 13th, 2017: ****

** Pictures from ZachNews: **

West Broadway remains closed between J Street and L Street.

Work on the waterline, retaining wall, curves, and sidewalks have been done and more work is continues.

Work appears to be going on the sidewalk corners at the intersection of West Broadway and J Street.

Work on where the new sidewalks are going to be lay as well as where the new traffic signal lights are going to be installed.

Meanwhile, the retaining wall along J Street, just across the street from Jack In The Box, appears to be completed and just have to lay out the new sidewalk next to the retaining wall.

**** As of 1:44pm PT on Tuesday, February 28th, 2017: ****

** Pictures from ZachNews: **

Some on and off traffic along Front Street near the K Street Underpass.


**** As of 1:40pm PT on Tuesday, February 28th, 2017: ****

** Pictures from ZachNews: **

View from a near by hill of the construction area along West Broadway.
**** As of 1:36pm PT on Tuesday, February 28th, 2017: ****

** Pictures from ZachNews: **
Work continues along West Broadway on Day 2.
**** As of 4:25pm PT on Monday, February 27th, 2017: ****

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** Pictures from ZachNews: **

Construction crews have removed the roadway at the intersection of West Broadway and K Street.

 

**** As of 9:32pm PT on Monday, February 27th, 2017: ****

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** Pictures from ZachNews: **

Construction crews continue work on digging up the roadway at the intersection of West Broadway and K Street as motorists pass by along J Street and rain falls.

 

**** As of 9:14am PT on Monday, February 27th, 2017: ****

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** Picture from ZachNews: **

Construction crews continue digging up the roadway at the intersection of West Broadway and K Street well K Street is closed for thru traffic, but businesses remain open during construction work.

 

**** As of 9:12am PT on Monday, February 27th, 2017: ****

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** Picture from ZachNews: **

Motorists get detoured onto L Street from West Broadway.

 

**** As of 9:00am PT on Monday, February 27th, 2017: ****

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** Pictures from ZachNews: **

Construction crews begin digging up the roadway at the intersection of West Broadway and K Street.

 

**** As of 8:58am PT on Monday, February 27th, 2017: ****

 

** Picture from ZachNews: **

Construction crews move in the their equipment to begin digging up the roadway at the intersection of West Broadway and K Street.

 

**** As of 8:24am PT on Monday, February 27th, 2017: ****

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** Pictures from ZachNews: **

Construction crews move the barricades across West Broadway official stating the closure of West Broadway.

 

**** As of 8:04am PT on Monday, February 27th, 2017: ****

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** Pictures from ZachNews: **

Construction crews begin setting aside the barricades soon to be closing West Broadway.

 

**** Interstate 40 / Arizona Highway 95 Connector: ****

** Pictures from the City of Needles: **

The Interstate 40 / Arizona Highway 95 Connector project will include new curbs, gutters, and sidewalks, and will be replacing paving and striping, utility relocation, drainage devices, retaining walls, and 3 actual traffic signals (Green, Yellow, and Red Lights) which will be located at the intersections of J Street and West Broadway, West Broadway and Needles Highway, and Needles Highway and North K Street.

The Interstate 40 / Arizona Highway 95 Connector project will also include the widening of the road to ease turns at intersections for RVs and semi-trucks and to alleviate congestion in the traffic hours.

The project was awarded to Hal Hays Construction out of Riverside, California in the amount of $3,312,577.00 and Construction Management will be completed by Persons Brinckerhoff also out of Riverside, California.

**** More Information regarding the closure of West Broadway, detours around the West Broadway closure, and about the Interstate 40 / Arizona Highway 95 Connector construction project is at the following website address: ****

https://zachnews.wordpress.com/2017/02/27/traffic-alert-downtown-needles-ca-needles-jam-west-broadway-closure-and-detours-for-the-interstate-40-arizona-highway-95-connector-construction-project-starts-today/

** Stay tuned to ZachNews for the latest information regarding Needles Jam. **

 

 

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