Hwy. 87 Update -Adot Lifts Nighttime Closure On State Route 87


PHOENIX -- The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) completed nighttime work on State Route (SR) 87 sooner than expected and will not close the highway tonight, April 24.

ADOT had announced last week a nighttime closure from Tuesday through today, Thursday, that would accelerate the repair of embankments in the Slate Creek area impacted by the March 21 landslide.

To protect the safety of the traveling public, ADOT will continue to repair embankments and will continue to keep one southbound and one northbound lane opened near milepost 224 between Sunflower and Rye.

ADOT's Motor Vehicle Division continues to impose a 12-foot maximum wide load restriction for both northbound and southbound lanes. This will prevent vehicles with wide loads from blocking travel through the construction zone and slowing other motorists.

The U.S. Forest Service has partnered with ADOT to ensure proper drainage and erosion control throughout the project.

Please call 5-1-1 for updates on this closure, or visit az511.com. ADOT appreciates your patience as we work to safely reopen all lanes of the highway.

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