WICKENBURG, Arizona (AP) – Arizona authorities are stepping up law enforcement on a rural highway known for its fatal crashes.
The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office orders his deputies to increase patrols on US Route 93 near the congressional community.
The State Department of Public Safety has been conducting special enforcement details in recent months.
The approximately 200 miles (322 kilometers) of US 93 between Wickenburg and Hoover Dam is part of the primary travel route between Phoenix and Las Vegas.
Sheriff’s sergeant. Daniel Moralez, who grew up around Congress, estimated that he had responded to at least 100 serious crashes on the US 93 since he became an MP nine years ago.
Many have involved travelers or truckers speeding or passing through no-go areas, Moralez said.
Most of the fatal wrecks, including one that seriously injured a DPS soldier this year, occurred on the remaining 48 kilometers of two-lane highway.
The state Department of Transportation plans to expand 8 kilometers of the US 93 border in 2022 between Wickenburg and Congress. No widening plans have been approved for the remaining 40 kilometers, but transport workers plan to add rough stripes on the center line.
ADOT’s website says the agency “has spent nearly half a billion dollars expanding and improving US 93 from Wickenburg to the Hoover Dam over the past few years.”
He added, âADOT’s long-term vision is to transform this busy route into a four-lane divided highway for the entire 200 mile stretch. The US 93 series of projects is a priority for ADOT and has significantly improved our national road network. to move people, goods and services more efficiently.
A glimpse of US 93, which runs between Wickenburg and Hoover Dam. (Arizona Department of Transportation)
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