Traffic Alerts

Extended closure of Pima Street east of Old Town Cottonwood begins Nov. 14 for bridge work

Blowout Wash Bridge to receive new deck, other improvements  

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan for an extended closure of Pima Street east of Old Town Cottonwood beginning Nov. 14, as crews begin to rehabilitate Blowout Wash Bridge. 

The following daytime restrictions, which will be in place through early 2023, are scheduled to be in place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays:

  • Pima Street, between Second and Third streets, will be closed to all traffic. 
  • Detour: Drivers east of the bridge will use Third, Fourth and Fifth streets to travel south to Main Street.  
  • Drivers west of the bridge will have access to Main Street from Pima Street.
  • No evening or weekend work is anticipated during the construction project..

The rehab work, which will extend the life of the bridge, consists of replacing the existing bridge deck, which is the top part of the bridge that vehicles drive on. Other work includes replacing the bridge railing, reconstructing the roadway approaches and other related work. 

The project is anticipated to be completed in early 2023. For more information, visit the project web page

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Restrictions and Closures

For information about project-related restrictions and closures please visit or call 511, except while driving. Schedules are subject to change because of weather or other unforeseen factors. Remember to slow down and use caution around construction workers and equipment.