Truckers Advised of Delays Due to Five-Day Closure Along Stretch of Arizona Highway
Miami, AZ – Arizona transportation officials are advising truckers and motorists of expected delays along a stretch of US 60 beginning this weekend.
According to the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), drivers who use US 60 between Superior and Miami should plan for a full closure of the highway for five days, while crews build connections and transition traffic onto the newly replaced Pinto Creek Bridge.
The closure is set to begin at 10 p.m. on Sunday, September 12, and run through noon on Friday, September 17.
During that time, all eastbound vehicles will be redirected at State Route 177 in Superior, and all westbound vehicles will be redirected at the west end of Miami.
Traffic will not be allowed to queue at the closure locations.
Motorists with a destination between SR 177 and Top-of-the-World west of Pinto Creek or between Miami and Pinto Valley Mine Road east of Pinto Creek will be allowed to pass, however no vehicles will be allowed between Top-of-the-World and Pinto Valley Mine Road.
Traffic will be detoured to SR 177 in Superior and SR 77 in Globe. The detour includes a 10% grade.
ADOT estimates the detours will increase travel time by at least 45 minutes.
*FULL CLOSURE OF US 60*
US 60 will be CLOSED for FIVE WHOLE DAYS Sept. 12-17 between Superior and Miami while crews realign the roadway to meet with the new Pinto Creek bridge.
— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) September 10, 2021
The $22.7 million Pinto Creek Bridge replacement project began in 2019.
The original bridge was first constructed in 1949. However, it was deemed “structurally deficient and functionally obsolete” by the Federal Highway Administration thus prompting the project.