Motorists travelling from Parker to Interstate 10 who usually pass through Ehrenberg will need to find a different route starting Monday, March 1. The Colorado River Indian Tribes announced this week that the existing bridge on Mohave Road over Tyson Wash will be torn out and replaced with a new bridge.
The project is expected to last a year, until March 1, 2022.
The bridge is located just north of Ehrenberg on the southern end of the CRIT reservation. In a notice on the Tribes’ Facebook page, motorists are advised to avoid the area and seek an alternate route. They recommend U.S. Route 95 on the California side of the Colorado River, or State Route 95 through Quartzsite on the Arizona side.
For people travelling from of through Parker towards Blythe, Calif., they can reach U.S. Route 95 by taking California Route 62 to Vidal Junction and turning left. They can also access U.S. Route 95 by taking Mohave Road south to Agnes Wilson Road and turning left. Agnes Wilson Road crosses the Colorado River and links up with U.S. Route 95 on the California side.
In addition to the new bridge, there will also be new approaches to the bridge. Work on the Tyson Wash channel, bank protection and erosion control work are also planned.
The prime contractor is Technology Construction.
“We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience,” the Tribes said in the Facebook posting.
For more information, call Jesse Garza at the CRIT Planning Department at 669-1332.