State Route 77 blasting project to continue through end of April

Daytime full closures, lane restrictions in place Mondays through Thursdays

Blasting along State Route 77 to remove overhanging rockPHOENIX ‒ A safety project to remove overhanging rock along State Route 77 between Globe and Winkelman east of the Phoenix area will require an additional month of daytime restrictions, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

Because of the difficult terrain crews have encountered blasting and removing debris, full closures between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays are now scheduled to continue through the end of April.

Between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, traffic will alternate in one lane. Expect 15-minute delays during those hours.

The work between mileposts 150 and 161 in the Dripping Springs area is reducing the chances of rocks falling from cliffs onto the highway.

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

ADOT works to inform the public about planned highway restrictions and closures, but it’s possible that weather or other factors will affect change project schedules. For the most current information about highway conditions statewide, visit ADOT’s Traveler Information site at, follow ADOT on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 511.