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Please note that if some of the announcements may seem to be "old news", it's the completion date that is important.
PHOENIX ‒ A project to preserve the pavement and make improvements along a 12-mile section of US 191 east of Safford will begin Monday, Sept. 10.Drivers on a section of US 191 between US 70 and SR 75 should expect significant delays between mileposts 139 and 151 through early 2019. The location is east of Safford and south of Morenci.Arizona Department of Transportation crews will be milling the road surface, sealing cracks, building up shoulders, repaving the road surface and adding guardrails and rumble strips.The roadway will be reduced to a single lane in the work area, with flaggers and pilot cars directing traffic. Restrictions are expected to be in place from 4 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays.The work zone is about 20 miles south of a separate project to realign US 191 near the Morenci mine and create a tunnel that will keep mine trucks and private vehicles safely apart while moving mine vehicles more efficiently. That project began in August and is expected to be completed in December.
September 05, 2018
PHOENIX ‒ The Arizona Department of Transportation is teaming with Freeport-McMoRan to realign US 191 near the company’s Morenci mine and create a tunnel that will keep mine trucks and private vehicles safely apart while moving mine vehicles more efficiently.For the next three months, drivers on US 191 will use a gravel bypass road that will allow for construction of a new tunnel and two-lane road near milepost 171.When the work is complete in December, drivers on US 191 will use the tunnel to move past some of the mine’s operations while trucks hauling material will drive over the tunnel. That will eliminate the need for drivers on US 191 to stop for trucks from the mine crossing the road.Drivers will use a gravel bypass road for a distance of about one mile until late 2018. Delays of up to 30 minutes are possible during construction. Final work, including chip-seal and striping, will take place in spring 2019 when temperatures warm to levels needed for that work.Freeport-McMoRan is paying the $3.5 million cost, including about $1 million for a precast tunnel.For more about this project, visit the project website: www.azdot.gov/US191Morenci
PHOENIX – Arizona Department of Transportation crews are continuing work on one construction project and will soon begin another to enhance safety along US 70 in east-central Arizona.
During the week of July 9, construction will start on a westbound passing lane near Peridot, a community on the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation about 20 miles east of Globe. Crews will be widening and repaving US 70 west of San Carlos High School between mileposts 268 and 269.The speed limit in the work zone will be reduced to 35 mph. Lane restrictions and shoulder closures are expected at times during the $2.1 million project, which is expected to be completed in October. Drivers should slow down and watch for workers and lane shifts in the work zone.
In Bylas, about halfway between Globe and Safford on the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation, an ongoing project is repaving US 70 between mileposts 293 and 297. This $9 million project, which is expected to be completed by October, also includes raised medians, pedestrian walkways, a pedestrian hybrid beacon and drainage improvements.
The pedestrian hybrid beacon, which helps pedestrians safely cross the road, will be the first on the reservation. Information about how the beacon works is available at azdot.gov/phb.
Lane restrictions are scheduled from 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, with the speed limit in the work zone reduced to 25 mph.
To learn more about these projects, visit azdot.gov/projects (see Southeast District Projects).
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.
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