Alternating lane closures on U.S. 60 on Thursday for the Pinto Creek Bridge project

Contributed File Photo/Courtesy ADOT: The Pinto Creek Bridge replacement project will cause alternating lane closures Thursday, Aug. 26. Workers install the girders for the bridge in this photo.

Extended closure of U.S. 60 tentatively scheduled for Sept. 12 – 17

Contributed Article/Courtesy ADOT

GILA COUNTY – Motorists on U.S. Highway 60 between Miami and Superior will encounter lane restrictions and delays Thursday, Aug. 26, for the Pinto Creek Bridge replacement project.

Alternating lane closures with flaggers are scheduled from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.

While delays will generally be limited to 15 minutes, longer delays are possible during peak travel times.  

In addition, an extended full closure of U.S. Highway 60 between Miami and Superior is tentatively scheduled from the evening of Sunday, Sept. 12, until noon Friday, Sept. 17, to build final connections and transition traffic onto the new Pinto Creek Bridge.

During that time, all eastbound vehicles will be redirected at State Route 177 in Superior, and westbound vehicles will be redirected at the west end of Miami. Traffic will not be allowed to queue at the closure locations.

Contributed File Photo/Courtesy ADOT: A girder is lowered into place on the new Pinto Creek Bridge.

Motorists with a destination between SR 177 and Top-of-the-World west of Pinto Creek or between Miami and Pinto Valley Mine Road east of Pinto Creek will be allowed to pass, however, no vehicles will be allowed between Top-of-the-World and Pinto Valley Mine Road.

Traffic will be detoured to SR 177 in Superior and SR 77 in Globe. The detour includes a 10% grade and will significantly increase travel time. 

Motorists should proceed with caution, slow down, watch for equipment, and follow the directions of flaggers and law enforcement. 

More information about the project is available at