US 60 closure east of Phoenix area extended as bridge work continues

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US 60 closure east of Phoenix area extended as bridge work continues
US 60 closure east of Phoenix area extended as bridge work continues

PHOENIX – The old Pinto Creek Bridge did not collapse as expected on Monday, so US 60 between Superior and Miami was closed longer than planned. The Arizona Department of Transportation planned for the closure to last from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. while crews demolished a section of the defunct 72-year-old bridge that stands next to a new bridge that opened last month. However, since the old bridge did not collapse as expected, the lockdown remained in place indefinitely, ADOT said. Traffic on US 60 about 70 miles east of downtown Phoenix will be diverted to State Route 177 in Superior and SR 77 in Globe via Winkelman, significantly increasing travel time between Superior and Miami. * UPDATE ON PINTO CREEK BRIDGE * US 60 closure between Superior and Miami will continue beyond 1pm due to delays in demolishing the old Pinto Creek Bridge. An update will be provided at a reopening time when more information becomes available. More: https://t.co/L2rm1SoZIH pic.twitter.com/kDDEXR9Eu2 – Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) October 25, 2021 vehicles on US 60 with a destination between SR 77 and Top-of-the-World west of Pinto Creek or Miami and the Pinto Valley Mine Road east of Pinto Creek are allowed to pass. No traffic is allowed between Top-of-the-World and Pinto Valley Mine Road. Motorists can expect temporary lane restrictions for the rest of 2021 as the bridge continues to be removed. Receive the latest KTAR News 92.3 FM traffic reports directly on your phone by sending an SMS with “TRAFFIC” to 411923. Follow @ KTAR923 We’d like to hear from you. Do you have a story idea or a tip? Forward it to the KTAR news team here.



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