Traffic Alerts - US 160 paving project near Kayenta will resume in the summer

US 160 paving work near Kayenta resumes July 11

Motorists should expect delays through Aug. 5

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises motorists to plan for intermittent lane restrictions and delays as construction crews apply the  final pavement surface treatment on US 160, between Long House Valley and Kayenta on the Navajo Nation (mileposts 372-389)

The following restrictions will occur weekdays from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning Monday, July 11, through Friday, August 5:     

  • US 160 will be reduced to one lane only of alternating east- and westbound travel.   
  • Flaggers and a pilot car will help drivers through the work zone.
  • The speed limit will be reduced to 45 mph.
  • Drivers should expect delays and allow extra travel time.
  • ADOT advises drivers to be prepared to stop and use caution around construction personnel and equipment.

The lane restrictions are needed for crews to apply a chip-seal surface on top of the newly paved roadway. This work will be the final phase of the $12.5 million improvement project, which included removing the existing asphalt and replacing it with new pavement, removing and replacing guardrail, installing cattle guards, removing loose rock, replacing signage and other related work.

For more information, visit US 160: Long House Valley-Kayenta Pavement Rehabilitation Project 

US 160 paving project near Kayenta will resume in the summer 

Construction on a pavement preservation project on US 160, between Long House Valley and Kayenta, will resume final surface paving early this summer. There are no restrictions or closures in place until that time.

ADOT construction projects in northeastern Arizona, including the White Mountains region, stop operations during the winter as pavement and concrete work cannot be performed during this time of year due to low temperatures and wet weather conditions. 

Construction is expected to be completed in late 2022. 

For more information on the project, visit  US 160: Long House Valley-Kayenta Pavement Rehabilitation Project