US 60: Pinto Creek Bridge Replacement Project

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) are replacing the Pinto Creek Bridge, located on US 60 about 6 miles west of Miami, Arizona.

Work started in October 2019, and the project is expected to take about two years.

The project involves constructing a new bridge adjacent to the existing bridge, and then removing the existing bridge.

Traffic Impacts

The existing bridge will remain in service until the new bridge is completed.

Motorists should expect possible delays and intermittent lane closures with flaggers and pilot cars throughout the project.

Scheduled lane restrictions and closures of US 60 will be required at the following times:

  • A five-day closure of US 60 when the bridge is nearing completion (Sept. 2021)

During scheduled closures of US 60, motorists will be detoured to State Route 77 and State Route 177. Motorists with a destination within the closed segment of US 60 will be allowed to pass the closure points, but no vehicles will be allowed between Top-of-the-World and Pinto Valley Mine Road.
Please Note: This detour will likely add at least 45 minutes to a trip, however, travel time may be significantly longer depending on the driver's starting point and destination.

ADOT will provide advance notice of restrictions and closures through message boards, news releases and email alerts.  Sign up for email alerts.

Project Purpose

The Pinto Creek Bridge was built to standards in 1949; however, those standards no longer meet the current minimum FHWA, American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and ADOT Bridge Design Guidelines.  The purpose of this project is to address a structurally deficient and functionally obsolete bridge structure while ensuring that the travelling public is provided a reliable bridge crossing over Pinto Creek preserving the continuity of US 60 and its function as a major transportation link.

Globe Area Construction

Traffic Restrictions

US 60 Pinto Creek Bridge

Upcoming Restrictions
  • No full closures currently scheduled
  • Intermittent lane restrictions for final work on the project

 

 

Pinto Creek Bridge Project Map

Perspective view of Pinto Creek Bridge
(above:) Artist rendering of the new Pinto Creek bridge. (below:) Existing Pinto Creek bridge photos.

Pinto Creek Bridge with vehicles crossing
Distance view of Pinto Creek Bridge

Stay Informed

Schedules are subject to change based on weather and other unforeseen factors.  Subscribe to receive project updates and traffic alerts by email. For more information, please call the ADOT Bilingual Project Information Line at 855.712.8530 or submit a question or comment by email.  For real-time highway conditions statewide, visit ADOT's Traveler Information Site at www.az511.gov, follow ADOT on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 511, except while driving.