PAVEMENT PRESERVATION PROJECT ON THE US 60 BETWEEN 40TH STREET AND STATE ROUTE 61 STARTS APRIL 27 IN THE WHITE MOUNTAINS

Drivers in the White Mountains area should plan for traffic restrictions and possible delays beginning Monday, April 27, as the Arizona Department of Transportation starts a new $4.6 million pavement preservation project on the US 60.
ADOT crews will remove the existing pavement and replace it with new asphalt along 9 miles of US 60 between 40th Street and State Route 61 (between mileposts 344 and 353). The project is located in portions of Show Low and Navajo and Apache counties.
What to Expect
• US 60 will be narrowed, at times, to one lane of alternating east- and westbound travel where the road work is occurring.
• Construction work hours will be from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
• Night-time work will occur in June for paving operations.
• Automated flagger devices will stop traffic and direct motorists through the work zone.
• The speed limit in the work zone will be reduced to 25 mph and law enforcement will be present.
• ADOT reminds drivers to slow down and use caution around construction personnel and equipment.
Other elements of the project include applying a chip-seal coating on top of the newly paved section of roadway; performing rehabilitation work on a bridge within the project area; and installing new guard rail and pavement markings.
The project, which will help protect the condition of the highway and extend the life of the roadway, is scheduled to continue for approximately six months.