Blasting Scheduled Tuesday-Thursday On Hwy. 260, East Of Payson

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The Arizona Department of Transportation will close a two-mile segment of Highway 260, 20 miles east of Payson, at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, Wednesday, June 8, and Thursday, June 9.

The roadway will be closed for about 45 minutes to provide a safe work zone for crews as they conduct blasting operations on the project. Eastbound traffic will be stopped at approximately milepost 269 and westbound traffic will be stopped at approximately milepost 271.

Blasting on the project uses controlled explosives to excavate and remove rock as crews continue to clear the path for the new roadway.

Drivers can expect delays of up to 45 minutes. Please allow extra time to reach your destination. Once the highway is re-opened, motorists will continue traveling in an active construction zone. Speed limits are reduced and a width restriction of 10 feet remains in place. The project is scheduled for completion in fall 2012.

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