August 7, 2014
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Lion Springs project near Star Valley doesn't make the project list
On Friday morning, the Arizona Department of Transportation issued the following release on finalization of its five-year plan for building, upgrading and maintaining the state's highway system. Most of the projects funded were in the Valley, with none in Rim Country. The long-sought project to widen Highway 260 near Lion Springs to ease a accident-prone traffic bottleneck just outside of Star Valley didn't make it into the five-year plan.
Police clear accident scene
Interstate 40 was reopened Wednesday afternoon at milepost 230 between Flagstaff and Winslow, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.
No estimated time to reopen
A collision in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 40 at Canyon Diablo Road has forced the closure of the roadway, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. The westbound lanes remain open.
Heavy delays possible; please allow for extra time for travel
Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) crews will be paving along State Route 260 approximately ten miles east of Christopher Creek (milepost 280 to 292). During paving operations the roadway will be reduced to one lane of alternating travel from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; beginning Monday (June 13) and continuing weekly until Thursday (June 30).
Lane reduction required; please allow for extra time for travel
Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) crews will be applying surface sealant to extend the life of the roadway on State Route 260, approximately ten miles east of the SR 87 Junction in Payson on six miles of roadway (mileposts 263-269). Work will occur on Monday (May 23) and Tuesday (May 24) during daylight hours.
Dust blowing off a farm field near San Simon has closed Interstate 10 in southeastern Arizona for the third day in a row.
With strong winds around state, avoid driving into dust
Interstate 10 was reopened in both directions Thursday night from US 191 to the New Mexico state line, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. ADOT continues to have personnel closely monitoring the area in conjunction with DPS and has resources in place to immediately close the highway when visibility becomes an issue for drivers. With strong winds in the forecast, drivers in the area should remember that conditions can quickly change and that dust is difficult to predict.
Will slow traffic near Sunflower
Starting Tuesday morning (Feb. 23) at 5:00 a.m., northbound travel on State Route 87 will be reduced to one lane for four miles (milepost 208 to 212) just south of Sunflower for paving work. The work will reduce northbound travel to one lane from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday, ending on March 3rd.
Heavy snowfall and icy conditions had forced the closure of Interstate 17 northbound at State Route 179, the turnoff to Sedona, but the roadway is back open, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.
Las Vegas Bowl may affect I-15
With the Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 19, featuring two Utah football teams – the University of Utah and Brigham Young University – motorists should allow extra travel time this weekend along Interstate 15 in the far northwest corner of Arizona, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.
Look for delays near Holbrook
The Arizona Department of Transportation will begin a project on Monday, Oct. 12 to replace the eastbound bridge at Tanner Wash on Interstate 40 (milepost 277-278), about seven miles east of Holbrook.
Motorists should plan on 20-minute delays on US 60 east of Superior at the Queen Creek Tunnel
The Arizona Department of Transportation will be starting another improvement project on US 60 in the Superior area on Monday Sept. 28. The project will involve removal of loose rock from the embankments around the entrances to the Queen Creek tunnel.
Passing-lane project continues with five 90-minute closures; ADOT urges motorists to plan ahead or allow extra travel time
Motorists traveling along US 60 between Phoenix and Globe next week need to plan ahead or allow extra time as the Arizona Department of Transportation continues blasting work as part of an improvement project to build a new passing lane and widen roadway shoulders east of Superior, approximately 65 miles east of downtown Phoenix.
Removal of dead trees on a 16-mile segment Monday through Thursday, 15 minutes delays expected
The Arizona Department of Transportation will remove dead trees from the right-of-way along a 16-mile segment of State Route 87 for the next two weeks in both directions (mileposts 274 to 290), approximately four miles north of Strawberry.
One mile will be restricted on eastbound lanes near Kohl’s Ranch
The Arizona Department of Transportation will repair a dip in the roadway on State Route 260 eastbound near Kohl’s Ranch, approximately 19 miles east of Payson starting tomorrow between mileposts 270 and 271. Crews will be working on the roadway through Oct. 17.
Project to modernize last remaining sections of undivided highway between Phoenix and Superior
After decades of improvements to the US 60 corridor, the Arizona Department of Transportation will start a new project beginning Monday, Sept. 14, to widen the Silver King and Superior Streets sections of US 60, the last two remaining sections of the highway between the Phoenix metropolitan area and Superior that have not yet been converted into a modern, four-lane divided highway.
Passing-lane project continues with two 90-minute closures starting at 9 a.m.
Motorists traveling along US 60 between Phoenix and Globe on Wednesday and Thursday mornings, Sept. 9 and 10, need to plan ahead or allow extra time as the Arizona Department of Transportation continues blasting work as part of an improvement project to build a new passing lane and widen roadway shoulders east of Superior, approximately 65 miles east of downtown Phoenix.
Expect heavy traffic over busy Labor Day Weekend
As thousands of drivers look ahead to trips to campsites, cabins and beaches, the Arizona Department of Transportation is working to keep state highways as open as possible over the Labor Day holiday weekend.
Aug. 13 closure will last 90 minutes
Motorists traveling along US 60 between Phoenix and Globe on Thursday morning, Aug. 13, need to plan ahead or allow extra time as the Arizona Department of Transportation begins blasting work as part of a project to build a new passing lane and widen roadway shoulders east of Superior.
Update: The roadway is re-opened. State Route 87 has partially reopened about six miles north of Payson following a semi rollover that spilled asphalt on the highway, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.
crash closed highway this afternoon
Interstate 17 southbound has reopened about two miles south of the Sunset Point Rest Area following an earlier crash, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. The crash was near milepost 250.
Crash forced temporary closure of highway
The Arizona Department of Transportation has reopened State Route 87 northbound about 20 miles north of Fountain Hills. A crash briefly closed the highway on the morning the the busy Memorial Day weekend. The closure was near milepost 207, which is about eight miles north of the Bush Highway intersection.
Lanes reopened near Sunflower
Just in time for the busy Memorial Day holiday weekend, the Arizona Department of Transportation has lifted all traffic restrictions along State Route 87.
A semi rollover has closed both directions of State Route 87 about 20 miles south of Payson, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. The closure is at milepost 228.
Northbound lanes through work zone will become a two-way roadway through April 24
Drivers traveling between Phoenix and Payson this month on State Route 87 north of Sunflower will be shifted onto the northbound lanes starting Thursday, April 9 between mileposts 223 and 229. Delays of up to 25 minutes are possible.
Contruction slows traffic near Sunflower
Northbound traffic on State Route 87 north of Sunflower will remain on a single lane of the southbound lanes through the work zone which is currently a two-lane roadway through next Wednesday, April 8 between mileposts 223 and 229.
School buses first to use newly rebuilt roadway after $25 million repair is completed following 2013 landslide
At approximately 4:15 p.m. Friday, US 89 south of Page was reopened to traffic for the first time following a Feb. 20, 2013, landslide that caused catastrophic damage to the roadway, requiring a 23-mile closure between the junction of State Route 98 in Page and US 89A near Bitter Springs.
crash snarled traffic for hours
PHOENIX — Following a crash, northbound lanes of Interstate 17 have reopened near Black Canyon City, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.
Northbound lanes still open in Sedona
A crash has closed southbound lanes of Interstate 17 near State Route 179, , according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.
Every winter season, Dave Harmon spends many days and nights plowing snow and ice to clear the highways in the Holbrook area. The hours are long, the weather can be treacherous, and the conditions are challenging, even dangerous at times, especially when drivers don’t give the plows enough room to work.
Crews repaved sinkhole area on northbound lane today
State Route 89A in the Oak Creek Canyon switchbacks (mileposts 387-390) was fully reopened this morning after crews reopened the southbound lane, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.
Motorists who regularly travel between Phoenix and Payson on State Route 87 need to plan ahead or allow extra travel time as the Arizona Department of Transportation starts work next week on a safety improvement project, approximately 10 miles north of Sunflower.
Highway closed before 6 a.m.
Interstate 17 southbound is closed in Camp Verde due to a fatal crash, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.
Popular Sedona turnoff affects road to Beaver Creek
Beginning next week, Coconino National Forest will be replacing an outdated single-lane bridge along Forest Road 618—a heavily used road used by the public when exiting Interstate 17 to reach Beaver Creek near Sedona.
multiple fatalities closed highway for hours
Interstate 40 westbound has reopened about 15 miles east of Flagstaff following an earlier crash that involved multiple fatalities, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.