Brake checks to start for commercial trucks on US 60 east of Superior

Safety stop in Oak Flat area will be for westbound commercial vehicles

PHOENIX – To protect crews working on an Arizona Department of Transportation project along US 60 near Superior, westbound commercial trucks will be required to stop for brake checks in the Oak Flat area beginning Tuesday, Dec. 6.

Trucks with ineffective brakes coming down the grade into Superior can pose a safety threat to workers along the road.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety will operate the mandatory brake check pullout, near US 60 milepost 231 east of Superior, weekdays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Message boards will alert commercial truck drivers approaching the area that the brake check is mandatory during those times.

The checks are expected to continue until ADOT crews complete their work in the Superior area next summer.

Drivers should proceed through the work zone with caution, slow down and watch for construction personnel and equipment.