SR 260 Hondah to McNary

SR 260 Hondah to McNary



Project Cost: $2,100,000

The Arizona Department of Transportation is initiating a pavement preservation project on State Route 260 in the Fort Apache Indian Reservation (mileposts 357-361). The project, which is just south of Pinetop-Lakeside, is scheduled to begin this summer and be completed in late summer 2022.


Project Elements

The proposed work consists of removing and replacing existing asphaltic concrete, replacing pavement markings and other related work along the four-mile section of SR 260.

Project Area Map
SR 260 Project map


Additional work will include, but is not limited to:

  • Removal and replacement of damaged concrete around the culvert.
  • Removal of vegetation, as needed.
  • Removing and replacing pavement on the shoulder, as needed.

The work will require the temporary removal of guardrail to create an access route to the work areas as well as installing temporary traffic control devices along the roadway while the repair work is underway.


What to Expect During Construction

SR 260 will be reduced to one lane only in the work zone with alternating east- and westbound lane closures controlled by flaggers and a pilot car. ADOT will post information about traffic restrictions and closures as it becomes available. To receive traffic alerts and other updates by email, please subscribe here.

You can also stay informed of real-time, project-related traffic restrictions by visiting 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. 



Traffic Alerts


SR 260 narrowed to one lane only of alternating travel southeast of Pinetop-Lakeside to McNary beginning Aug. 22

Drivers should expect delays

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan for the following travel restriction on State Route 260 beginning near the junction with SR 73 to McNary (mileposts 358 - 361) beginning Monday, Aug. 22:

  • North- and southbound SR 260 will be reduced to one lane only with alternating north- and southbound travel from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
  • Flaggers and a pilot car will direct traffic through the work zone.
  • The speed limit will be reduced in the work zone.
  • Drivers should be prepared to stop when approaching the work zone.

The restriction is scheduled to be in place throughout the duration of the project, which is scheduled to be completed this fall.

Additional closures and restrictions may be needed in the coming weeks as construction begins on the 3-mile pavement project.

For more information, visit the project web page.


Stay Informed



  • By emailSubscribe to receive traffic alerts and project updates directly to your email.
  • By phone: Phone: ADOT Project Information Line: 855.712.8530
  • Teléfono: Línea de Información del Proyecto ADOT: 855.712.8530
  • Online: Submit a question or comment through the ADOT website by visiting and then select “Projects” from the dropdown menu.
  • By mail: Write to ADOT Community Relations, 1655 W. Jackson St., MD 126F, Phoenix, AZ 85007.
    • ADOT Project Number: 260 NA 357 F041601C; Federal-Aid Number: 260-C(214)T