Highway 87 Work Began March 1 Near Sunflower

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Work to repair slopes and improve drainage along a four-mile segment of State Route 87 began March 1, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

The project area extends through Slate Creek from six miles north of Sunflower to eight miles south of State Route 188 (mileposts 224-228). One northbound lane will be closed from March 1 through the end of May. 

Work hours will be 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday; however, the lane closure will be in effect 24 hours per day. Drivers are advised to use caution through the project work zone and adhere to the reduced speed limit of 55 mph.

The $1.5 million project is scheduled for completion by mid-summer. ADOT advises drivers to proceed through the work zone with caution, slow down and be alert for construction equipment and personnel.

ADOT works to inform the public about planned highway restrictions, but there is a possibility that unscheduled closures or restrictions may occur. Weather can also affect a project schedule. To stay up-to-date with the latest highway conditions around the state, visit the ADOT Traveler Information Center at www.az511.gov or call 5-1-1.

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