Graphic Courtesy ADOT: Artist rendering of the new Pinto Creek bridge.
U.S. Highway 60 overnight full closure tentatively scheduled for July 21
Contributed Article/Courtesy ADOT
GILA COUNTY – Motorists on US 60 between Miami and Superior will encounter overnight lane closures and delays Wednesday, July 14, for the Pinto Creek Bridge replacement project.
Alternating lane closures with flaggers will be needed from 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning while crews pour a portion of the bridge deck. Delays are expected to be limited to 15 minutes.
In addition, a full overnight closure of US 60 is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, July 21, between 8 p.m. and 4 a.m. to pour the remaining portion of the bridge deck.
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.
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.
During the closure, 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.