The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) are working to improve roadway conditions on 13-mile stretch of State Route 73 in Gila and Navajo counties in the White Mountain Apache Indian community and also improve pedestrian safety in Whiteriver. To reduce construction-related impacts on members of the community and the traveling public, and to complete work more efficiently, two projects have been scheduled to occur at the same time.
Roadway Improvements on SR 73 between mileposts 330 and 342.3 to include:
- removing the existing asphalt and replacing it with new pavement,
- replacing guardrails, and
- removing and reconstructing sidewalks, sidewalk ramps, driveways and curbs and gutters in the work zone.
Pedestrian-Safety Improvements on SR 73 in Whiteriver between mileposts 338 and 340 to include:
- constructing pedestrian crosswalks, and
- installing pedestrian lighting, signals and sidewalk ramps.
What to Expect
- One lane of traffic for both directions will remain open while work is underway. A pilot-car operation will guide drivers through the open travel lane.
- Sidewalk and other concrete work is scheduled to begin the first week of May with pavement work scheduled to begin in mid-May.
- Work is scheduled to occur from sunrise to sunset Monday through Friday.
- No weekend or holiday work is planned.
- The project contract is approximately five months with completion scheduled for late summer/early fall 2017. As always, schedules are subject to change because of weather or other unforeseen factors.
Questions or Comments?
Call the ADOT Project Information Line at 855.712.8530 or email Projects@azdot.gov.