SR 73: South of Black Canyon - Jct SR 260

SR 73: South of Black Canyon - Jct SR 260



Project Cost: $3,400,000

The Arizona Department of Transportation is initiating a pavement preservation project on State Route 73 approximately 20 miles south of Pinetop-Lakeside on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation (mileposts 350-358). The project is scheduled to begin this summer and be completed in late 2022.

Project Elements

The proposed work consists of installing a cape seal treatment, replacing pavement markings and other related work.


What to Expect During Construction

SR 73 will be reduced to one lane only in the work zone with alternating north- and southbound travel controlled by flaggers and a pilot car.


sr 73 project map


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. 

 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: 073 NA 350 F0467 01C; Federal-Aid Number: 073-A-NFA



Traffic Alerts


SR 73 narrowed to one lane only of alternating travel south of Pinetop-Lakeside beginning Aug. 15

Drivers should expect delays

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan for the following travel restriction on State Route 73 between Black Canyon and the junction with SR 260 (mileposts 350 - 358) beginning Monday, Aug. 15:

  • North- and southbound SR 73 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.

Additional closures and restrictions may be announced in the coming weeks as construction begins on the 8-mile pavement project, which is scheduled to be completed this fall.

For more information, visit the project web page.