Realignment for South Mountain Freeway work means reduced speed limit

PHOENIX – Slow down.

The Arizona Department of Transportation is sending that message to motorists traveling on a stretch of Pecos Road reconfigured for Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway construction.

ADOT and Connect 202 Partners, the developer building the South Mountain Freeway, have installed speed-monitoring equipment and signs showing motorists both how fast they are going and the reduced speed limit of 40 mph. The digital signs flash repeatedly when motorists travel more than 5 mph above the speed limit.

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Please note the corrected address for the April 21 public hearing and board meeting in Flagstaff. The meeting will now be held at the Coconino County Administration Building. Details are below.

The Arizona Department of Transportation continues to gather comments for its proposed Five-Year Construction Program by reaching out to all members of the public and communities statewide for their input on which projects should move forward over the next few years.

The second public hearing for the 2018-2022 Tentative Five-Year Transportation Facilities Construction Program is scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday, April 21, at the Coconino County Administration Building, first floor board meeting room, 219 E. Cherry Ave., Flagstaff, 86001. The monthly State Transportation Board meeting will follow.

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Narrow bridge built in 1916 on Kelvin-Florence Highway will become part of Arizona Trail

The Arizona Department of Transportation will begin work on March 27 to install a new bridge next to a century-old bridge spanning the Gila River in Pinal County.

Work to install the new bridge upstream from the existing narrow, one-lane bridge on the Florence-Kelvin Highway will begin with construction of detours to maintain access to the existing bridge. This will allow ADOT to construct the new bridge parallel to the existing structure.

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Friday lane closures will be in effect through April, full closures still Mondays through Thursdays

Motorists traveling on State Route 77 between Winkelman and Globe can expect travel delays on Fridays through the end of April when a project to remove potentially hazardous rocks is scheduled for completion.

Lane closures will be in effect on Fridays from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. to allow crews to drill the slopes for future demolition shots and to remove debris from earlier shots.

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Crews will work on on-and-off-ramps at Rock Springs and Table Mesa roads this week

Drivers traveling overnight on Interstate 17 who plan to use the on- and off-ramps at Table Mesa or Rock Springs roads will need to plan for extra travel time this week for paving work.

The overnight paving work is part of an ongoing pavement-improvement project on Interstate 17 between New River and Coldwater roads. Work hours are from 6:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly.

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Crews continue work to install traffic-flow sensors

Overnight improvement work will close sections of westbound US 60 (Superstition Freeway) in the East Valley this week (March 7 – 10). The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to allow extra travel time and consider alternate routes while the following freeway closures are in place:

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