Lane separator posts being added along westbound US 60 HOV lane

Project aims to deter unsafe lane changes near junction with I-10

Lane SeparatorsPHOENIX – To deter unsafe lane changes that can result in crashes, Arizona Department of Transportation crews will install a series of lane separator posts by this weekend along the westbound US 60 (Superstition Freeway) HOV lane between Kyrene Road and Interstate 10 in Tempe.

The white polyurethane posts, also known as lane delineators, are being installed to discourage westbound US 60 drivers using the HOV lane from making sudden lane changes as they approach the I-10 interchange.

The installation will require the following overnight restrictions along westbound US 60:

  • Westbound US 60 HOV lane and next left lane closed between Kyrene Road and I-10 from 9 p.m. Thursday to 1 a.m. Friday (Sept. 23). Please be prepared to merge safely and watch for workers and equipment in work zone. 
  • Westbound US 60 HOV lane and next left lane closed between Kyrene Road and I-10 from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 24). Please be prepared to merge safely and watch for workers and equipment in work zone.

Sudden lane changes from the westbound HOV lane have contributed to crashes along this section of US 60 in recent years. While most have been minor, non-injury crashes, some have been serious. The crashes can cause significant delays for drivers on the westbound Superstition Freeway.

State highway conditions are available by visiting ADOT’s Travel Information site at az511.gov or by calling 511.