US 60: Pinto Creek Bridge Replacement Project

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) are replacing the Pinto Creek Bridge, located on US 60 about 6 miles west of Miami, Arizona.

Work started in October 2019, and the project is expected to take about two years.

The project involves constructing a new bridge adjacent to the existing bridge, and then removing the existing bridge.

Traffic Impacts

The existing bridge will remain in service until the new bridge is completed.

Motorists should expect possible delays and intermittent lane closures with flaggers and pilot cars throughout the project.

In addition to lane restrictions, pre-scheduled closures of US 60 will be required at the following times:

  • Possible overnight closures to set steel girders and place bridge-deck concrete (tentatively late winter/spring 2021)

  • A five-day closure of US 60 will be scheduled when the bridge is nearing completion (tentatively summer 2020)

During scheduled closures of US 60, motorists will be detoured to State Route 77 and State Route 177.
Please Note: This detour will likely add at least 45 minutes to a trip, however, travel time may be significantly longer depending on the driver's starting point and destination.

ADOT will provide advance notice of restrictions and closures through message boards, news releases and email alerts.  Sign up for email alerts.

Project Purpose

The Pinto Creek Bridge was built to standards in 1949; however, those standards no longer meet the current minimum FHWA, American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and ADOT Bridge Design Guidelines.  The purpose of this project is to address a structurally deficient and functionally obsolete bridge structure while ensuring that the travelling public is provided a reliable bridge crossing over Pinto Creek preserving the continuity of US 60 and its function as a major transportation link.

Globe Area Construction

Traffic Restrictions

US 60 Pinto Creek Bridge

Current Restrictions
  • Occasional lane restrictions with flaggers are possible weekdays to move equipment or haul material (no long-term restrictions planned)
  • No full closures currently planned

US 60 Pavement project between Superior and Top-of-the-World

Current Restrictions
  • Intermittent flaggers with lane restrictions and delays (up to 15 minutes) weekdays

SR 77 Gila River Bridge

Current Restrictions
  • Bridge restricted to a single lane with traffic controlled by a signal

Pinto Creek Bridge Project Map

Perspective view of Pinto Creek Bridge
(above:) Artist rendering of the new Pinto Creek bridge. (below:) Existing Pinto Creek bridge photos.

Pinto Creek Bridge with vehicles crossing
Distance view of Pinto Creek Bridge

Stay Informed

Schedules are subject to change based on weather and other unforeseen factors.  Subscribe to receive project updates and traffic alerts by email. For more information, please call the ADOT Bilingual Project Information Line at 855.712.8530 or submit a question or comment by email.  For real-time highway conditions statewide, visit ADOT's Traveler Information Site at, follow ADOT on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 511, except while driving.