The Arizona Department of Transportation begins a project on Monday, March 31 to reconstruct I-40 bridges at Ruby Wash, Maple Street and Transcon Lane in Winslow.
The east- and westbound bridges at each location, six total, will be improved during the $3.8 million project. Work includes replacing the bridge decks, laying new asphalt and installing some guardrail and drainage improvements.
All six bridges will be under construction simultaneously, and I-40 will be narrowed to one lane between mileposts 254 and 257 through fall 2014, when the project is anticipated to be completed. There will be narrow traffic lanes, wide-load restrictions and a reduced speed limit through the work zone.
There will be local restrictions in addition to those on the interstate restrictions. Maple Street, which runs underneath I-40, will be closed for six months. Detour signs will be posted for alternate routes during its closure. Transcon Lane, which also runs under I-40, will also have intermittent lane closures but will remain open to traffic. Work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
ADOT advises drivers to proceed through the work zone with caution, to slow down and to be alert for construction equipment and personnel.
Current and upcoming I-40 paving projects map.