No US 60 blasting closures east of Superior on Thursday or Tuesday

PHOENIX – Those using US 60 to make an early start to, or a late return from, the eastern Arizona mountains over the holiday weekend can make travel plans without worrying about scheduled road closures.

Arizona Department of Transportation crews won’t close the roadway east of Superior for blasting on Thursday, May 26, or Tuesday, May 31.

Blasting to make room for a westbound passing lane from Devil’s Canyon to Oak Flat and other improvements will resume on Thursday, June 2, and continue on Tuesdays and Thursdays through June.

When completed, this $8.8 million safety improvement project will make it easier for motorists to pass large trucks and slow-moving vehicles on the sustained grades along this stretch of US 60.

Other improvements include wider shoulders in the Devil’s Canyon area, improvements to the Waterfall Canyon bridge and drainage improvements just west of Miami.