Alerts drivers to traffic conditions through northwestern Arizona work zone

PHOENIX – To enhance safety and manage traffic through the bridge improvement project along Interstate 15 in the Virgin River Gorge, the Arizona Department of Transportation is using a first-of-its-kind alert system to help reduce emergency braking and collisions.

With I-15 reduced to one lane in each direction during construction, traffic begins to queue during peak travel times and holidays. A queue warning system that includes portable message boards informs drivers of stop-and-go traffic ahead using equipment that detects traffic in real-time.

Motorists should use caution due to potential for flooding, debris flows

PHOENIX – The Arizona Department of Transportation has reopened the last stretch of State Route 88 (Apache Trail) that had been closed since the Woodbury Fire burned more than 100,000 acres immediately east of the roadway. This unpaved section lies between milepost 220 east of Tortilla Flat and milepost 229 just west of the turnoff to the Apache Lake marina.

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers who use the Loop 101 (Price Freeway) to plan for the following closures and restrictions scheduled from Sept. 3 to Sept. 6:


There will be no new construction-related closures or restrictions on the Price Freeway during the Labor Day holiday weekend from Friday afternoon, Aug. 30, through Monday night, Sept. 2.


Project team members will be available to answer questions

PHOENIX – An open house scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 5, in Miami will allow the public to learn more about an Arizona Department of Transportation project that will replace the US 60 bridge spanning Pinto Creek.

The meeting is scheduled from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Bullion Plaza Cultural Center and Museum, 150 N. Plaza Circle in Miami. While there will be no formal presentation, project team members will be available to share information and answer questions.

Alternating lane closures with flaggers, pilot cars scheduled from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Preliminary work for the US 60 Pinto Creek Bridge replacement project between Miami and Superior has been rescheduled to Monday, Sept. 9.

Lane restrictions will be in place 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. while crews remove guardrails, restripe the road near the bridge and place temporary concrete barriers.

Overnight lane closures scheduled in each direction of I-10 near SR 83

PHOENIX – Drivers who use Interstate 10 in the Vail area during nighttime and early morning hours should budget extra travel time for approximately two weeks starting Wednesday, Aug. 21. Lane restrictions are needed for an Arizona Department of Transportation project to replace two bridge decks spanning the freeway southeast of Tucson.