I-40 Babbitts Tank Wash & Buffalo Range bridge rehabilitation

Babbitts Tank Project Map

Overview

The Arizona Department of Transportation has initiated a project to rehabilitate the Babbitts Tank Wash (MP 224) and the Buffalo Range (MP 226) bridges at Interstate 40. The two bridges at I-40 are approximately 24 miles east of Flagstaff.

The purpose of the $3 million project is to extend the life of the bridges and provide a smooth ride for motorists.

Scope of Work

Babbitts Tank Project Photo
Crews place deck and approach concrete slabs at the Babbitts Tank Wash Bridge.

Babbitts Tank Wash Bridge (westbound only)

  • Remove and replace bridge deck with cast-in-place concrete slab bridge.
  • Replace approach slabs.
  • Mill and repave both sides of the bridge.
  • Replace embankment curb, bridge barrier and guardrail.

Buffalo Range Road Bridge

  • Remove concrete/debris and patch bridge deck.
  • Repair/replace broken or damaged deck reinforcements.
  • Seal the bridge deck.
  • Replace guard rail.

Project Schedule

Construction began May 2020 and is scheduled to be completed in late fall 2020. Schedules are subject to change based on weather or other unforeseen factors.

Traffic Impacts

Two-way traffic will be maintained throughout the construction project.

Currently, traffic is restricted to one lane in each direction. The speed limit is reduced to 45 mph, and there is a 15-foot vehicle-width limit in place through the work zone.

Drivers should expect lane restrictions throughout the project and plan for possible delays while work is underway. Work is scheduled during daylight hours, Mondays through Fridays.

  • Westbound Buffalo Range Road will be narrowed to one lane through Sept. 24.
  • Eastbound Buffalo Range Road will be narrowed to one lane through Oct. 18.

ADOT reminds drivers to slow down and use caution around construction personnel and equipment. Schedules are subject to change based on weather and other unforeseen factors.

Restrictions and Closures

For information about project-related restrictions and closures please visit az511.gov or call 511, except while driving.

ADOT will provide more information about project schedules and potential traffic impacts as information becomes available. Stay informed of traffic restrictions before they occur by subscribing to receive timely traffic alerts by email.

Contact

Online: Submit a question or comment through the ADOT website. Visit azdot.gov/Contact and then select Projects from the dropdown menu.

By phone: Call the ADOT Bilingual Project Information Line at 855.712.8530.

By mail: ADOT Communications, 1655 W. Jackson Street MD 123F, Phoenix, AZ 85007