US 60 blasting closures scheduled for March 15 and 17

Motorists should plan ahead, consider alternate routes

PHOENIX ‒ Four-hour closures of US 60 between Globe and Superior are planned for Tuesday, March 15, and Thursday, March 17, as crews complete passing-lane and shoulder-widening work, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

Both closures are scheduled to last from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to allow for blasting and cleanup. Traffic will be stopped at milepost 227 east of Superior and milepost 235 west of Miami.

Those using this stretch of US 60 should consider alternate routes, including State Route 77 and State Route 177 between Globe and the Phoenix area, and State Route 87 and State Route 260 through Payson to and from the White Mountains.

Closures will continue on Tuesdays and Thursdays until work is finished in late April.

ADOT works to inform the public about planned highway restrictions, but unscheduled closures or restrictions may occur. Weather can also affect a project schedule. To stay up to date with the latest highway conditions around the state, visit the ADOT Traveler Information System at or call 511.