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CONTACT OUR HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT AT 928-428-3652 IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS. 

ALERTS:

Aravipa Canyon Rd. is open and passable from Klondyke Rd. to the restrooms at Bear Canyon. All low water crossings are still running water (4×4 recommended)

All other roads throughout the county are open and passable. Dusty/Dry conditions.

Graham County Road Advisories and Conditions:

Aravaipa Canyon Road

Aravaipa Canyon Road is frequently impassable due to weather conditions, flooding, overgrown vegetation, or other various conditions.

When traveling to this area, please be advised that there is limited maintenance on this road and in accordance with Arizona Revised Statute §28-6706 is posted as:

PRIMITIVE ROAD, CAUTION, USE AT YOUR OWN RISK, THIS SURFACE IS NOT REGULARLY MAINTAINED.

Ft. Thomas River Road Closure

IM000238.JPG Ft. Thomas River Road is closed to all through traffic, indefinitely. The bridge crossing is unsafe due to age and flood erosion over time. Traffic is re-routed through Bryce Eden Road, to Hot Springs Road, to Coontown Road, and on to McEuen Road. Any travel beyond the “Road Closed” barricades is a violation of state law. Anyone who chooses to go beyond the barricades, does so at their own risk.

 


ADOT Public Service Announcements
Please note that although these announcements seem to be old, it’s the completion date that is important.

Rock blasting on SR 77 south of Globe will require additional month of closures

Full closures of highway to extend through end of April 2017

A project to remove hazard rock from a mountainside adjacent to State Route 77 in the Dripping Springs area will require an additional month of blasting operations and the highway closures needed to safeguard the public.

Arizona Department of Transportation crews have found that difficult terrain in the project location requires more time than expected to safely remove rock from the cliff in order to effectively reduce the chance of rocks falling onto SR 77. The revised schedule for Monday through Thursday daily closures of SR 77 between Winkelman and Globe calls for work continuing through the end of April 2017.

The project requires full closures of SR 77 between mileposts 150 and 161 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. During the closures motorists can get around the work by using State Route 177 and US 60.

Each day that the highway is closed, lane closures will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. to allow crews to remove debris from the roadway. During those lane closures, a pilot vehicle will guide motorists in both directions through the work area. Delays of 15 minutes can be expected.

Drivers should proceed through the work zone with caution, slow down and watch for construction personnel and equipment.

ADOT works to inform the public about planned highway restrictions and closures, but it’s possible that unscheduled impacts might occur because of weather or other factors. For the most current information about highway conditions statewide, visit ADOT’s Traveler Information Site at www.az511.gov, follow ADOT on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 511, except while driving.

For more information, please call C.T. Revere, ADOT senior community relations officer, at 520.705.3574 or email crevere@azdot.gov.

Project to improve intersection of US 191 and US 70 in Safford began after Thanksgiving 2016

New sidewalks on US 191 from Relation Street to US 70 to kick off project. 

The Arizona Department of Transportation is preparing to start a project to improve the intersection of US 191 and US 70 in Safford and construct sidewalks on the west side of US 191.

Construction on the $900,000 project is scheduled to begin following the Thanksgiving weekend and will start with construction of the sidewalks between Relation Street and US 70, as well as constructing foundations for new traffic signals at the intersection of US 191 and US 70.

The sidewalk work will include the addition of handicap-accessible ramps and improvements to driveway entrances in the project area. The work will begin at Relation Street and move north toward US 70.

Work to reconfigure the intersection of US 191 and US 70 to make it safer and easier for large commercial trucks to maneuver the intersection will begin in January 2017. The project will include construction of a new northbound outside travel lane that will permit both through traffic and right turns onto eastbound US 70.

Crews will work Mondays through Thursdays from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m., when lane closures and brief travel delays can be expected.

Drivers should proceed through the work zone with caution, slow down and watch for construction equipment and personnel.

ADOT works to inform the public about planned highway restrictions, but it’s possible that unscheduled closures or restrictions might occur because of weather or other factors. For the most current information about highway closures and restrictions statewide, visit ADOT’s Travel Information Site at www.az511.gov, follow us on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 511, except while driving.

For more information about this project, please call C.T. Revere, ADOT Senior Community Relations Officer, at 1.520.705.3574 or email at crevere@azdot.gov.

Future Improvement Projects Along US 60 Near Globe To Cause Heavy Delays

Motorists traveling between Phoenix and Globe urged to be aware of new construction starting this summer (2015).

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PHOENIX — Motorists who travel regularly on US 60 between Globe and Phoenix need to be aware of a series of upcoming improvement projects that will impact traffic on the highway this summer (2015).

The Arizona Department of Transportation  is investing nearly $65 million in four critical projects in Pinal/Gila counties that will start this year and build upon efforts to upgrade the US 60 corridor, which is a major transportation route connecting the Phoenix metropolitan area and the communities of Florence Junction, Superior, Globe, Miami, San Carlos and Show Low.

“Improvement projects planned this summer along the US 60 corridor will ultimately enhance safety for motorists,” said ADOT Globe District Engineer Jesse Gutierrez. “Some of the projects will require significant traffic restrictions, so it will be important for motorists to allow extra travel time and plan ahead when construction starts.”

ADOT will work to minimize the traffic impacts by scheduling work hours on overlapping projects at different times of the day as much as possible. A detailed schedule of traffic restrictions will be released to the public prior to the start of construction.

The first project along US 60 will start in June, when ADOT will build a new westbound climbing lane and widen shoulders along a 13-mile stretch of US 60 from the Oak Flat area to the town of Miami (mileposts 229-242).

This $13 million safety improvement project will make it easier for motorists to pass large trucks and slow-moving vehicles whose speed drops because of the sustained grades along this stretch of highway from Devil’s Canyon to the Oak Flat area (mileposts 230-232).

When this project starts, blasting operations will require intermittent full closures of the highway.

Later in the summer, ADOT will convert the last remaining two-lane roadway segment on US 60 between Phoenix and Superior into a modern, four-lane divided highway. The $45 million US 60 Silver King/Superior Streets project just west of Superior (mileposts 222-227) is expected to take two years to complete and will include improving the urban section of highway in Superior. The five-mile-long widening improvements will improve traffic flow and enhance safety on US 60.

East of Superior at milepost 228, ADOT will replace the antiquated lighting in the US 60 Queen Creek Tunnel with a new light-emitting diode (LED) lighting system. This will be the first tunnel in Arizona to have this LED technology.

The new lighting system will improve visibility within the tunnel, which was originally built in 1952, by using an adaptive control system that will adjust the lighting level based upon ambient light and weather conditions outside the tunnel.

ADOT expects to replace the lighting system beginning this summer, which will require new conduit and wiring in the quarter-mile-long tunnel. The total project cost is estimated to be $3.8 million.

The final project on US 60 is a $3 million rock mitigation project along mileposts 228-229, where crews will remove loose boulders along this very rocky and steep section of highway adjacent to the Queen Creek Tunnel.

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 System at az511.gov or call 5-1-1.


For the most current information about highway closures and restrictions statewide, visit ADOT’s Travel Information Site at az511.gov, follow ADOT on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 5-1-1.