As the Arizona Department of Transportation continues repair work on the slope that caused a landslide in March, crews will need to close one lane on State Route (SR) 87 in the construction zone.
Beginning today, Wednesday, July 16, at 5:30 a.m., the right-hand (southbound) lane of SR 87 between milepost 224 and 226 will be closed for up to nine days, weather permitting. One southbound lane will be kept open, and this closure will not affect northbound traffic.
This closure will allow crews to install a 48-inch wide pipe that will improve drainage and further stabilize the slope on the west side of the highway.
ADOT would also like to update motorists on another project farther south on SR 87. The new traffic interchange at the intersection of SR 87 and the Bush Highway is nearing completion. Final paving and striping is scheduled to be completed by Aug. 8.
Construction started in September 2007 and was originally scheduled to take 18 months to complete.
ADOT appreciates the patience of the traveling public during this repair and construction project. Please call 5-1-1 or view www.az511.gov for updates on any highway closure.