I-40: Black Creek and St. Anselm Road bridges, Houck

Interstate narrowed to one lane in each direction at Black Creek Bridge in northeastern Arizona

Drivers should allow extra travel time and plan for daytime delays

Workers constructing new bridge deck on the St. Anselm bridge
Workers constructing new bridge deck on the St. Anselm bridge in Houck, Ariz., near the Arizona-New Mexico border.


The Arizona Department of Transportation has started a project on Interstate 40 in the far northeastern community of Houck, between US 191 and the Arizona-New Mexico state line.

The work will reconstruct the St. Anselm Road and Black Creek bridges at milepost 348.

What to Expect During Construction

Drivers near the community of Houck in far northeastern Arizona should continue to plan for traffic restrictions on Interstate 40 over the next several months while work continues on reconstructing the Black Creek bridge.

The bridge is about 12 miles west of the Arizona-New Mexico border and 8 miles east of the junction with US 191. 

The restrictions, which are already in place, include:

  • East- and westbound I-40 is narrowed to one lane in each direction at Black Creek Bridge.
    • The westbound I-40 on-ramp at St. Anselm Road is closed.   
    • A 15-foot vehicle width restriction is in effect on east- and westbound I-40.

Motorists should be prepared to slow down and use caution around construction personnel and equipment.                            

The traffic restrictions will be in place through mid-summer.

The restrictions are needed so crews can safely demolish, remove and replace the existing bridge decks, reconstruct the roadway approach transitions, replace guardrails and other related work.

The Black Creek and St. Anselm Road bridges are located less than one mile from each other.

Current Restrictions and Closures

For information about current 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.

Stay Informed

ADOT welcomes your questions and comments. Please contact us in any of these ways:

  • 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:  Write to ADOT Community Relations, 1655 W. Jackson St., MD 126F, Phoenix, AZ 85007