Drivers in Safford advised of travel changes due to road work

SAFFORD — On its social media, the City of Safford announced two traffic changes due to construction projects.

Starting Monday, Sept. 26, the southbound lane of 14th Avenue will be closed between Relation and 20th streets. Southbound traffic will be routed to 8th Avenue. Northbound traffic will not be impacted.

The closures will take place Monday through Thursday, with the street re-opened Friday through Sunday.

The closure will run through Oct. 10, while crews continue the extension of the reclaimed water line running from the city’s wastewater treatment plant to Graham County Fairgrounds.

The city also announced that the single-lane of traffic on 20th Avenue between Relation Street and Golf Course Road will move from the west side of the roadway to the east starting Wednesday, Sept. 28.

The change will reduce the lane size from 11 feet in width t 10 feet, so drivers are recommended to find an alternate route if possible.

The change will remain in place until the improvements to 20th Avenue are complete.