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AZ 95

State Route 95 is unique as it is split up into two sections. The first section runs from Quartzsite to I-40 near Topock. The second section runs from the California state line at Needles, CA to Bullhead City.

Length: 116 miles
Existed since: 1936
1st Current Route: I-10 Business Loop/US 95 in Quartzsite to I-40 near Topock
2nd Current Route: California state line at Needles, CA to Nevada state line in Bullhead City
Historical Route: San Luis to Bouse
Major Junctions: US 95, AZ 72, I-40, AZ 68, NV 163

Cool Features

SR 95 is one of the rare cases where a state routes was upgraded to a US route instead of vice-versa. SR 95 used to go from the Mexican border in San Luis up to the town of Bouse. US 95 took over SR 95's route south of Quartzsite and the original road to Bouse is now the county-maintained Plomosa Road. SR 95 has since been rerouted over part of SR 72's original route to Parker and now continues north.

SR 95 has a unique route since it's been split into two sections. One from Quartzsite to I-40 and the other from Needles, CA to Bullhead City. According to AARoads, before 1992, SR 95 was fully connected between I-40 at Exit 1 and Arizona Village, but partially due to right of way issues in Golden Shores, the route was decommissioned and rerouted to the Colorado River bridge from Needles. The old route is now Mohave County Route 10, 1, and 227.

Apparently, sometime in 2005, ADOT had started a study to realign SR 95 along one of the alignments shown in this image on the right. The study was eventually put on hold due to funding issues and since then has disappeared from ADOT's website.
(Image source: ADOT via the Wayback Machine)

SR 95 Realignment Study

SR 95 provides access to the London Bridge in Lake Havasu City.

On the London Bridge
12/30/2022 - On top of the London Bridge.
London Bridge
12/30/2022 - London Bridge in Lake Havasu City.

Related Routes

SR 95 Spur

The road connecting SR 95 to the Parker Dam is a spur route of SR 95.

SR 95 Spur Junction
12/29/2022 - SR 95 junction with SR 95 Spur - Parker Strip

SR 95 Truck

SR 95 Truck is marked as SR 95A on the ADOT State Highway System map, however it is signed as SR 95 Truck. The truck route is located in Parker and it connects SR 95 to CA 62.

SR 95 Truck Junction
12/29/2022 - Approaching the SR 95/SR 95 Truck/Agency Rd intersection - Parker


Page last updated: 12/31/2022