October 24, 2012
GLOBE — The Arizona Department of Transportation will begin construction Wednesday, Oct. 24 to improve the parking lot at Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park on US 60 west of Superior (milepost 223).
The $1 million project, which is scheduled for completion in April 2013, will include:
- Relocation of the entrance to the park from US 60
- Parking lot improvements
- New pipe culverts and landscaping
Work hours will be sunrise to sunset Monday through Friday except during special events at the park when work hours may be adjusted. Work will be done in several phases to ensure adequate parking for visitors. The park will remain open during construction.
The major construction on the project, which is the relocation of the entrance and the parking lot improvements, is scheduled for completion by the end of January 2013. Landscaping and incidental work will be complete in spring 2013.
ADOT advises drivers to proceed through the project area with caution, comply with the reduced speed limit, and be alert for construction equipment and personnel who may be leaving and entering US 60 at the park.
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, Holbrook District Senior Public Information Officer, at 928.532.2334. Local media should contact the ADOT Public Information Office at 1.800.949.8057. Visit us on facebook or our web site for more information about ADOT. For more information about ADOT projects and programs across Arizona see the agency's latest blog posts.