Motorist on Highway 260 east of Payson can expect additional delays this week as excavated material is hauled away.
The Arizona Department of Transportation is continuing construction to improve a two-lane segment of state Highway 260 to a four-lane divided highway about 20 miles east of Payson.
The project is scheduled for completion in fall 2012.
Drivers can expect brief delays at night as excavated material is hauled across the roadway from 6 p.m. to 4 a.m., Monday through Thursday. Workers will stop traffic at milepost 271 to allow trucks to cross the highway safely. The nighttime hauling operation will continue for the next several weeks.
Drivers should allow extra time to reach their destinations.
Speed limits are reduced and a width restriction of 10 feet is in place.
Message boards, temporary barricades, and signage will guide motorists through the work zone.
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@azdot.
While ADOT strives to inform the public about planned roadway restrictions, during any construction project, there is a possibility that unscheduled closures or restrictions may occur.
Drivers can visit ADOT’s Travel Information Site at www.az511.gov or call 5-1-1 for the most current information about restrictions statewide.