Navajo-Hopi Nations,Flagstaff & Winslow News
Fri, May 29

ADOT completes bridges 15 miles east of Holbrook
Crews ready to begin work on westbound bridges, drivers should expect narrowed lanes and reduced speed limits

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) finished work on two eastbound bridges at the Big and Little Lithodendron Washes on Interstate 40 (mileposts 301-303), about 15 miles east of Holbrook.

ADOT began the project in February. Crews are preparing to start work on both westbound bridges.

The $9.7 million project, scheduled for completion by the fall of 2013, includes construction of the four new bridges replacing current structures, built in 1959 and 1960, and construction of a paved median crossover detours to move traffic to the opposite side of the highway. ADOT will repave the approaches to all four bridges and maked drainage improvements as well.

ADOT will start work on the two westbound bridges in December. Work hours will be 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. There will be narrowed traffic lanes and the speed limit will be reduced to 55 mph through the work zones. While westbound bridge work is being done, ADOT will divert traffic to the opposite side of the freeway while crews work on the westbound bridges. Two-way traffic will be maintained for approximately three miles. Flaggers will guide vehicles through the work zones when necessary and drivers may experience brief delays.

More information on the project is available at www.azdot.gov/statewide or from Senior Community Relations Officer Rod Wigman at 928.532.2334 or rwigman@azdot.gov.

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