ADOT PROJECT ON US 60 SUPERIOR-GLOBE TO CAUSE "HEAVY DELAYS"
THIS SUMMER. Read about the projects.
* * * TRAVELER ADVISORY * * *
US 60 east of Superior to close briefly for blasting operations Sept. 2 and 3 and Sept. 9 and 10
Passing-lane project continues with 90-minute closures starting at 9 a.m. for the next two weeks
Motorists traveling along US 60 between Phoenix and Globe on Wednesday and Thursday mornings, for the next two weeks, need to plan ahead or allow extra time as the Arizona Department of Transportation continues blasting work as part of an improvement project to build a new passing lane and widen roadway shoulders east of Superior, approximately 65 miles east of downtown Phoenix. The closures are scheduled for Sept. 2 and 3 and the following week for Sept. 9 and 10. Click here for full press release.
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