- Associated Press - Thursday, December 19, 2019

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) - Motorists should expect temporary road closures on Highway 95 later this week due to U.S. Army artillery testing, the Arizona Department of Transportation said.

The Army plans to conduct tests Saturday at the Yuma Proving Ground, The Yuma Sun reports.

The highway will be closed three times in 30-minute intervals between 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., the Army said.

The road closures are scheduled in both directions between milepost 45 at Imperial Dam Road and milepost 70. Road crews will direct motorists through the work zone.

Army personnel will fire 155 millimeter artillery rounds using the M109 self-propelled Howitzer, which is similar to previous testing at the proving ground 176 miles (283 kilometers) west of Phoenix, the Army said.

Schedules are subject to change based on weather and other factors, the Army said.

The testing is part of its Extended Range Cannon Artillery program supporting its goal of increasing long-range precision cannon artillery systems, Army Public Affairs Specialist Ana Henderson said.

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