Hwy. 87 Roadwork Delays Continue

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Andy Towle/Roundup - atowle@payson.com

Drivers began to feel the effects of the Highway 87 improvements last week, when Arizona Department of Transportation crews closed the highway down to one lane for excavation work.

Motorists can expect the same this week, as crews continue to log tree stumps and clear brush starting at milepost 254.

A pilot car will direct traffic through the one-mile zone between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. Motorists should add 30 minutes to their drive time.

Luckily, weekend travelers won’t feel effects of the construction, since crews do not work Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

On the south end of Pine, crews began a 24-hour lane closure for a one-mile stretch, starting at milepost 265.

Crews are installing a new culvert to improve drainage near the roadway. Flaggers will be on site 24 hours a day directing traffic. This closure is expected to last through Aug. 20.

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