The Arizona Department of Transportation will pave a temporary detour on State Route 260, 15 miles east of Payson from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday.
The detour will be in place while a section of the existing roadway is excavated.
During paving, SR 260 will be restricted to one lane with delays up to 15 minutes. Flaggers and a pilot car will guide vehicles through the work zone in alternating directions. Traffic will be switched to the detour Tuesday morning after the pavement is striped.
Drivers should allow extra time to reach their destinations. Speed limits are reduced and a width restriction of 10 feet is in place.
ADOT advises drivers to slow down, be alert for workers and heavy equipment, and anticipate delays as construction continues until fall 2011 to widen the two-lane roadway to a four-lane divided highway.
Information about the project is available by calling (877) 521-1118.