January 29, 2013
The Arizona Department of Transportation will begin a project on Monday, February 4 to construct three new bridges on US 191 in Sanders. One of the bridges will be built over Interstate 40, one over the BNSF railroad and one over the Puerco River in Apache County.
The $14.6 million project, which is scheduled for completion by summer 2014, will include:
- Construction of three new bridges to replace the current structures, which were built in the late 1940s and do not meet contemporary bridge standards
- Realignment and repaving of US 191 through Sanders
- Constructing new sidewalks, highway lighting, guardrail and business accesses on US 191
Work hours will be 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. There will be narrowed traffic lanes and the speed limit will be reduced to 25 mph through the work zones. Construction of the bridges and US 191 will start on the west side of the existing highway. Once those sections are completed, vehicular and pedestrian traffic will be moved to the newly completed sections and then work will start on the older sections.
Flaggers will be present to guide vehicles and pedestrians through the work zones when necessary and drivers may experience brief delays at times. Delays will not exceed 15 minutes.
ADOT advises drivers to proceed through the work zones 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 visit www.azdot.gov/statewide or contact Rod Wigman, Holbrook District Senior Public Information Officer, at 928.532.2334. Local media should contact the ADOT Public Information Office at 1.800.949.8057. Visit us on facebook or our web site for more information about ADOT. For more information about ADOT projects and programs across Arizona see the agency's latest blog posts.