District-wide Pavement Preservation Projects - Northcentral

The Arizona Department of Transportation has allocated $36 million for multiple pavement preservation projects on highways across the state during fiscal year 2020, which began July 1 and ends on June 30, 2020.

ADOT evaluated existing pavement conditions to identify locations in each of its seven districts that are currently in good condition. The goal is to undertake preventative-maintenance projects in those locations now so roadways remain in good condition vs. undertaking much more costly and impactful repair projects later - after the pavement has deteriorated. Investing in preventative-maintenance projects directly aligns with ADOT’s Long Range Transportation Plan goal of maintaining, preserving and extending the service life of existing state transportation system infrastructure.

The projects are a mix of fog seals and crack seals which protect and extend pavement life. The current slate of 86 projects, which cover 4,160 lane miles, is scheduled to be under contract or complete before June 30, 2020.

Expect to see crews at work in different parts of the state during different times of the year based on outside air temperatures and other weather conditions. Generally, work is scheduled to begin in fall 2019 and continue in spring and summer 2020. ADOT will provide more specific information about project schedules and potential impacts as it becomes available.

Project Areas

Interstate 17

Location Beginning MP Ending MP Estimated Date Type of Work
I-17 Camp Verde 279.6 (SR 169 Mayer/Prescott) 293.5 (McGuireville) September 2019 Fog Seal

Interstate 40

Location Beginning MP Ending MP Estimated Date Type of Work
I-17 Camp Verde 279.6 (SR 169 Mayer/Prescott) 293.5 (McGuireville) September 2019 Fog Seal
I-40 Flagstaff 205 (Walnut Canyon) 218 (Twin Arrows) September 2019 Fog Seal
I-40 Winslow 239.3 (Meteor City) 259 (Homolovi Ruins State Park) September/October 2019 Fog Seal

State Route 87

Location Beginning MP Ending MP Estimated Date Type of Work
SR 87 Sunflower 218 (Sunflower)   226 (County Line) September 2019 Fog Seal
SR 87 Payson 243.5 (south of Payson) 251 (Payson) September 2019 Fog Seal

US 89

Location Beginning MP Ending MP Estimated Date Type of Work
US 89 Bitter Springs 503.8 (Gap) 510 (Bitter Springs) Fall/Winter 2019 Crack Fill

State Route 260

Location Beginning MP Ending MP Estimated Date Type of Work
SR 260 Camp Verde 206.5 (Camp Verde) 209.3 (Camp Verde) Fog Seal: September 2019 Crack Fill: Fall/Winter 2019 Crack Fill, Fog Seal
SR 260 Camp Verde 209.3 (Camp Verde) 210.9 (Camp Verde) Fall/Winter 2019 Crack Fill

US 160

Location Beginning MP Ending MP Estimated Date Type of Work
US 160 Tuba City 319.5 (Tuba City) 322 (Tuba City) September 2019 Fog Seal

US 180

Location Beginning MP Ending MP Estimated Date Type of Work
US 180 Flagstaff 216 (Flagstaff) 236.4 (Kendrick Park) May 2020 Fog Seal

What to expect:

The projects are scheduled to begin in fall 2019 with completion by spring 2020 as shown in the above table.  The estimated construction dates will be updated as schedules are confirmed.

  • Lane restrictions or closures that impact travel could occur.
  • Drivers should expect lane and ramp restrictions or closures and plan for possible delays.
  • Drivers should slow down and use caution around construction personnel and equipment.

Stay Informed

Schedules are subject to change based on weather and other unforeseen factors. Please subscribe to receive project updates and traffic alerts by email for the highway in which you are interested.

I-17   I-40   SR 87   SR 89 

SR 260   SR 160   SR 180 

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.