Friday lane restrictions added for SR 77 blasting

Project to remove potential hazards runs through April

Blasting on SR 77PHOENIX – A project to remove potentially dangerous rocks from the mountain above State Route 77 south of Globe will require lane restrictions on Fridays through April.

The lane restrictions are in addition to closures and lane restrictions on Mondays through Thursdays between mileposts 154 and 161 in the Dripping Springs area.

The work is scheduled to be completed at the end of April. There are no restrictions on weekends.

Lane closures will be in effect on Fridays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. so crews can drill the slopes for future demolition explosions and to remove debris from earlier blasting. Drivers should expect delays in this area during lane restrictions. A pilot car will lead drivers through the work zone.

On Mondays through Thursdays, the road is closed from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for blasting operations. Lane restrictions are in place from 7-10 a.m. and from 3-5 p.m., with a pilot car leading traffic through the area.

Workers are removing rocks that could fall during rainy weather and create a danger for drivers.

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