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

ALERTS:

  • All roads maintained by Graham County are open and passable.  Dirt roads are dry and extremely dusty.  Drive with care.

Graham County Road Advisories and Conditions:

SR366 Is Open To The Public Up To Ladybug Saddle

The Arizona Department of Transportation has reopened SR 366 to the public up to Ladybug Saddle (milepost 131). SR 366 will continue to be closed to the public beyond Ladybug Saddle for the foreseeable future. The closure is necessary because of safety concerns associated with flash flooding and debris flows caused by the recent Frye Fire.

Drivers may encounter ADOT and U.S. Forest Service crews working along SR 366, and should expect delays up to 30 minutes.  All drivers should use caution in work zones, and watch for crews and equipment.

The closure is in place to prevent the public from encountering flash floods in the area.

ADOT will announce when SR 366 reopens.

For more information visit https://azdot.gov/projects/southeast/sr-366-(swift-trail-parkway)

Schedules are subject to change based on weather and other unforeseen factors. For more information, please call the ADOT Project Information Line at 520.268.5519 or email STonazzi@azdot.gov. For real-time highway conditions statewide, visit ADOT’s Traveler Information Site at www.az511.gov, follow ADOT on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 511, except while driving.

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.

State Route 473 To Hawley Lake To Close For Winter This Thursday (November 16, 2017)

Other state highways also set for seasonal closures in coming weeks

State Route 473 leading to Hawley Lake in the White Mountains will close for the winter on Thursday, Nov. 16, at its junction with State Route 260, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

The 10-mile-long highway east of Pinetop-Lakeside will remain closed until at least April 15.

Other high-country state highways that will close over the next six weeks include SR 67 leading to the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. That route, traveling 43 miles south from US 89A, will close Friday, Dec. 1, unless a major snowstorm occurs before then.

With park facilities closed for the winter, ADOT doesn’t plow SR 67, which will be blocked about a half mile south of US 89A at Jacob Lake. It’s scheduled to reopen in mid-May along with North Rim lodges, campgrounds and other amenities.

State Route 64 remains open all year to the Grand Canyon’s South Rim.

Other winter closures include State Route 273 past Sunrise Park and State Route 261 west of Eagar, which are scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 28, unless a severe storm happens sooner.

In southeastern Arizona, the upper, unpaved portion of SR 366 that leads to Mount Graham near Safford has already closed for winter. Motorized vehicles aren’t allowed on SR 366 past a locked gate a half mile past the Coronado National Forest’s Shannon Campground, but hikers, mountain bikers and cross-country skiers can still use the area.

State routes 366, 273 and 262 will reopen in the spring.

Tips on winter driving are available at azdot.gov/KnowSnow.

Real-time highway conditions are available on ADOT’s Arizona Traveler Information site at az511.gov, by calling 511 and through ADOT’s Twitter feed, @ArizonaDOT. When a freeway closure or other major traffic event occurs, our free app available at ADOTAlerts.com will send critical information directly to app users in affected areas – where possible, in advance of alternate routes.

ADOT Begins Paving Project On US 70

Drivers should plan for lane restrictions in Bylas

The Arizona Department of Transportation has started a pavement project on 4 miles of US 70 in Bylas, and advises drivers to plan for lane restrictions through spring 2018.

The project is located within the boundaries of the San Carlos Apache Reservation, beginning at Calva Road at milepost 293, and continuing east to milepost 297.

Lane restrictions maintain a minimum of one lane of traffic for both directions. They are scheduled to occur from 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays through spring 2018. The speed limit in the work zone will be reduced from 50 mph to 35 mph.

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

For more information please visit the project website.

Schedules are subject to change based on weather and other unforeseen factors. For more information, please call the ADOT Project Information Line at 855.712.8530 or email Projects@azdot.gov. For real-time highway conditions statewide, visit ADOT’s Traveler Information Site at www.az511.gov, follow ADOT on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 511, except while driving.

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).

US 60 Flyer

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.