FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has started the repaving phase of the project to improve five miles of Interstate 40 east of Flagstaff from Buffalo Range to Two Guns (mileposts 225-230). The work will initially require a single lane closure and a 16-foot width restriction on westbound I-40. Similar lane closures and width restrictions will also be required on eastbound I-40 as the project progresses.
The $6.9 million project will include the removal of a layer of the existing pavement, repaving the roadway, guardrail replacement and bridge rail reconstruction. Work hours are from sunrise to sunset.
Work will continue until late fall; crews will return to complete the project in early summer 2013.
The work zone will be clearly marked by temporary barricades and signage. ADOT advises drivers to allow additional time to reach their destinations and to proceed through the work zone with caution, comply with the reduced speed limit, and be alert for construction equipment and personnel.
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 Center at www.az511.gov or call 5-1-1.