Expect Highway 260 Reduced To One Lane; Detour Starts Next Week


The Arizona Department of Transportation will reduce Highway 260 to one lane 15 miles east of Payson from 6 a.m. to noon on Monday, Aug. 23. Crews will shift concrete barriers to align with a newly paved detour and then switch traffic to the detour. The detour will provide a safe work zone as construction continues to transform a two-lane segment of State Route 260 to a four-lane divided highway. The project is scheduled for completion in fall 2011.

Drivers should be prepared to stop and wait for up to 20 minutes until a pilot car guides them through the work zone. Speed limits are reduced and a width restriction of 10 feet is in place.

Information regarding the project is available on the toll-free project hotline at 1-877-521-1118. Weekly construction e-updates are available at prescottdistrictupdates@



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