Background - US 60: Pinto Creek Bridge Replacement Project

In accordance with Section 4(f) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Act of 1966, ADOT sought input regarding its proposed action to remove and replace the Pinto Creek bridge.  Section 4(f) stipulates that the FHWA and other DOT agencies cannot approve the use of land from publicly owned parks, recreational areas, wildlife and waterfowl refuges or public or private historical sites unless the following conditions apply:

  • There is no feasible and prudent alternative to the use of the land; and the action includes all possible planning to minimize harm to the property resulting from such use; OR
  • The FHWA determines that the use of the property will have a de minimis impact.

Pinto Creek Bridge is considered a Section 4(f) property for its historic significance and will be removed as part of the proposed action, thus, impacting a Section 4(f) property.  ADOT has completed a Programmatic Section 4(f) Evaluation and Approval for FHWA Projects that Necessitate the Use of Historic Bridges report for the Pinto Creek Bridge.