Motorists traveling on US 89 Detour Route should expect minor delays
A pavement improvement project on a 14-mile segment of US 160, approximately 25 miles west of Kayenta, will begin Monday, May 20, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.
The paving project will start at the Coconino/Navajo County line and extend east to Black Mesa (mileposts 358-372). Approximately three miles of the US 89 detour route from the county line to the junction of State Route 98 will be impacted by this work, but restrictions will be lifted on the detour route as soon as paving is completed to the SR 98 junction.
The $6.5 million project, which is scheduled for completion by the first of September, will include removing a layer of the existing asphalt and replacing it with new pavement, cattle guards and guardrail.
Work hours will be from sunrise to sunset Monday through Thursday. Traffic lanes will be narrowed and the speed limit will be reduced through the work zone. Flaggers and pilot cars will be used to guide vehicles through the work zone in alternating directions and drivers should anticipate delays of up to 30 minutes.
ADOT advises drivers to proceed through the project area with caution, slow down, and be alert for construction equipment and personnel.
ADOT works to inform the public about planned highway restrictions, but there is a possibility that unscheduled closures or restrictions may occur. Weather can also affect a project schedule.
For more information about this project, please call the Project Hotline at 1-855-712-8530 or email Projects@azdot.gov. Visit www.facebook.com/azdot, www.twitter.com/ArizonaDOT or www.azdot.gov for more information about ADOT. To stay up-to-date with the latest highway conditions around the state, visit the ADOT Traveler Information Center at www.az511.gov or call 5-1-1.