July 23, 2012
FLAGSTAFF — The Arizona Department of Transportation will begin work to repave five miles of Interstate 40 east of Flagstaff, between Buffalo Range and Two Guns (mileposts 225-230) Friday, July 20.
The $6.9 million improvement project will include the removal of a layer of the existing pavement, repaving the roadway, guardrail replacement and bridge rail reconstruction.
Initial work next will begin Friday, July 20 and will be limited to rail reconstruction on the westbound bridge over I-40 at Buffalo Range (milepost 225), approximately 30 miles east of Flagstaff. This work will require a single lane closure and a 16-foot width restriction to westbound traffic.
Loads over 16-feet wide will be required to exit at the Buffalo Range traffic interchange and re-enter the interstate at the on-ramp. These restrictions will be in place Friday, July 20 through Monday, Aug 3. Work hours are from sunrise to sunset.
Work will continue on this project until late fall and 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.
For more information about this project, please visit www.azdot.gov/statewide or contact Mackenzie Kirby, Flagstaff District senior community relations officer, at 928779.7554 or email@example.com. Local media should contact the ADOT Public Information Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1.800.949.8057. Visit www.facebook.com/azdot, www.twitter.com/ArizonaDOT or www.azdot.gov for more information about ADOT. For more information about ADOT projects and programs across Arizona see the agency's latest blog posts at http://adotblog.blogspot.com.