A Superior drive: A scenic highway just got a lot smoother

A Superior drive: A scenic highway just got a lot smoother

By Garin Groff / ADOT Communications
August 26, 2020

If you’ve driven from Superior to Top-of-the-World on US 60, you’ll certainly remember the jagged rock formations and stunning views as the highway curves and climbs to higher and greener terrain.

But if you’ve driven the scenic highway in the last couple years, you’ve likely also remembered how rough the pavement had become. Thankfully, that’s one aspect of the highway that will now be only a memory.

We’re happy to share the news that crews have recently completed repaving the driving lanes on about 9 miles of US 60, milling away the bumpy asphalt so two new layers of pavement can provide a smooth driving surface for years to come.

The roughly six weeks of paving led to some long delays and ADOT thanks drivers for their patience while crews worked to improve the highway. While drivers can expect periodic lane restrictions and delays to continue through late September, we anticipate delays will be limited to 15 minutes or less.

The restrictions are needed while crews work on final lane striping, rumble strips, guardrail and concrete barriers. Keep an eye out for reduced speed limits and flaggers directing traffic.

While we know nobody likes delays, you’ll be able to soak in the great scenery along US 60 – and enjoy the smoother ride.

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