Drivers should expect narrowed lanes and reduced speed limit
The Arizona Department of Transportation is constructing three new passing lanes on a 15-mile segment of State Route 260 between Heber/Overgaard and Show Low. The original October completion date has been extended because of delays due to weather. Initial paving work is now scheduled to be completed in November with the final layer of pavement scheduled for June 2012.
The roadway is reduced to one lane for work on the passing lanes 12 miles east of Overgaard and 6 miles west of Show Low. Work hours are 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. There are narrowed traffic lanes and the speed limit has been reduced through the work zones. Flaggers and pilot cars are being used to guide vehicles through the work zones in alternating directions and drivers should anticipate delays of up to 30 minutes.
ADOT advises drivers to proceed through the work zones with caution, slow down, 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
For more information about this project, please visit www.azdot.gov/statewide or contact Rod Wigman, Senior Community Relations officer, at 928.532.2334 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Local media should contact the ADOT Public Information Office at email@example.com or 1.800.949.8057. Visit www.facebook.com/azdot, www.twitter.com/ArizonaDOT or www.azdot.gov for more information about ADOT