Daily lane restrictions of U.S. Highway 60 near the Pinto Creek Bridge to begin Thursday, Oct. 31

Graphic Courtesy ADOT: Artist rendering of the new Pinto Creek bridge.

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GILA COUNTY – Motorists on U.S. Highway 60 between Miami and Superior should expect daily lane restrictions for the Pinto Creek Bridge replacement project starting Thursday, Oct. 31.

Alternating lane restrictions are planned Mondays through Thursdays between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. and Fridays between 6 a.m. and noon. During those hours, flaggers will be directing traffic and drivers should plan for delays. The daily lane closures are expected to last for several weeks.

The first full closure of U.S. Highway 60 is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 7, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Full closures will continue each Tuesday and Thursday for several weeks.

For more information, go to azdot.gov/PintoCreekBridge.

Drivers should proceed with caution, slow down and watch for construction personnel and equipment.

The Pinto Creek Bridge replacement project is expected to take roughly two years to complete. The bridge is located roughly 6 miles west of Miami, Arizona. 

Photo Courtesy ADOT: Vehicles travel on the existing Pinto Creek Bridge.

Once the new bridge is constructed, the old bridge will be removed. 

The Pinto Creek Bridge was built to standards in 1949; however, those standards no longer meet the current minimum FHWA, American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and ADOT Bridge Design Guidelines. The purpose of this project is to address a structurally deficient and functionally obsolete bridge structure while ensuring that the traveling public is provided a reliable bridge crossing over Pinto Creek preserving the continuity of U.S. Highway 60 and its function as a major transportation link.

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