SR 87 Pine Creek Canyon Drive to SR 260

Shoulder widening and guardrail improvements on State Route 87

Drivers should allow for extra travel time and possible daytime delays

SR 87 Shoulder Widening Map

The Arizona Department of Transportation will be making improvements along State Route 87 north of Pine to the junction with State Route 260. Construction began in June between mileposts 268 and 278 in Gila and Coconino counties.

Work will consist of shoulder widening, guardrail improvements, roadway excavation, and other related work. The project is located within the Tonto and Coconino National forests.

Current Restrictions and Closures

Beginning Monday, Sept. 20, the following traffic restrictions will be in place weekdays from 6 a.m to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and from 6 a.m to noon on Fridays:

  • Portions of SR 87 will be narrowed to one lane only with alternating north- and southbound travel starting at milepost 268 between Pine and Strawberry. 
  • Flaggers and a pilot car will guide drivers through the construction area.
  • 12-foot vehicle width restriction in the work zone. (Note: wider loads can be accommodated with notification at least 12 hours in advance).
  • Possible travel delays of up to 15 minutes.
  • Reduced 25 mph speed limit in the work zone.

Drivers should be prepared to stop in the work zone as well as allow extra time and adjust their travel times accordingly. 

Stay Informed

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

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

ADOT welcomes your questions or comments. Please feel free to contact us in any of the following ways:

  • By email - Subscribe to receive project updates and traffic alerts.
  • Online - Submit a question or comment through the ADOT website. Visit and then select “Projects” from the dropdown menu.
  • By phone - Call the ADOT Bilingual Project Information Line at 855.712.8530.
  • By mail - Write to ADOT Community Relations, 1655 W. Jackson St., MD 126F, Phoenix, AZ 85007.