Graphic Courtesy ADOT: Artist rendering of the new Pinto Creek bridge.
Four-hour daytime closures scheduled Tuesday, Thursday
Contributed Article/Courtesy ADOT
PHOENIX – Motorists who travel between Superior and Miami should plan for daytime lane restrictions Monday, Dec. 16, through Friday, Dec. 20, along with four-hour closures Tuesday and Thursday mornings as part of the U.S. Highway 60 Pinto Creek Bridge replacement project.
The restrictions and closures will allow crews with the Arizona Department of Transportation to continue blasting operations and rock removal at the project site.
The following closures and closures are scheduled the week of Dec. 16:
- Monday, Dec. 16: Lane restrictions and flaggers between 6:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, Dec. 17: Full closure from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lane restrictions and flaggers, if needed, between 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. In addition, drivers traveling between the Pinto Creek Bridge and Top-of-the-World will encounter flaggers between 6:30 and 9 a.m. for roadway repair work.
- Wednesday, Dec. 18: Lane restrictions and flaggers between 6:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
- Thursday, Dec. 19: Full closure from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lane restrictions and flaggers, if needed, between 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
- Friday, Dec. 20: Lane restrictions and flaggers between 6:30 a.m. and noon.
Flaggers will direct traffic while the US 60 lane restrictions are in place. Drivers should plan extra travel time.
During closures, motorists will use a detour on state routes 77 and 177 through Winkelman. That roughly 68-mile route includes a 10 percent grade and will significantly increase travel time. Drivers may want to plan trips before or after the full closures because of the potential for long delays. Eastbound U.S. Highway 60 traffic will be redirected at State Route 177 in Superior, and westbound traffic will be redirected at the west end of Miami. Traffic will not be allowed to queue at the closure locations.
In addition to the Pinto Creek restrictions, work continues on a paving and guardrail project between Superior and Top-of-the-World. Motorists should anticipate lane restrictions with flaggers and pilot cars where crews are replacing guardrails.
For more information, go to azdot.gov/PintoCreekBridge.