SR 87 Coyote Wash Bridge Replacement

SR 87 Coyote Wash Bridge Replacement



Project Cost: $3.9 million

The Arizona Department of Transportation, in partnership with the Navajo Nation, has initiated a bridge replacement project on the Coyote Wash Bridge over State Route 87. The bridge is located about 30 miles north of Winslow (milepost 375). Construction is expected to begin in mid-April 2024 and be completed by the end of the year.

The project limits will extend approximately a quarter-mile north of the bridge and about a half-mile south of the bridge along SR 87.


Project Area Map

map - SR 87 Coyote Wash Bridge Replacement


Project Elements

The purpose of this project is to replace the existing bridge. The work will include:

  • Removing and replacing the existing bridge superstructure.   
  • Installing erosion prevention elements under the bridge
  • Replacing guardrails, paving bridge approaches, adding new pavement markings and other miscellaneous work.


What to Expect During Construction

The existing bridge will be reduced to only lane only with alternating north- and southbound travel during construction. This will enable drivers to continue to access the area while half of the bridge is demolished at a time. The new bridge will be constructed one-half at a time with drivers sharing the other lane. Traffic will be directed through the work zone by a temporary traffic signal. 

Drivers should plan for extra travel time and watch for construction workers and equipment while traveling through the area.

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 be prepared to come to a complete stop as you approach and drive through the work zone. 


Stay Informed


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By phone: ADOT Bilingual Project Hotline: 855.712.8530

Línea Bilingüe de Información del Proyecto ADOT: 855.712.8530

Teléfono: 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: 087 NA 374 F0317 01C; Federal-Aid Number: 087-D(205)T