Two separate paving projects east of Holbrook are restarting after being suspended for the winter months.
The first project started in August 2013 to repave eight miles of I-40, about 15 miles east of Holbrook (milepost 303-311). The $7.1 million project includes removing a layer of the existing pavement, applying a new layer of rubberized asphalt, repairing the bridge deck and removing and replacing the guardrail. This project will restart June 16, 2014, with the application of the final layer of paving. This project will be completed by the end of July.
The second project restarted April 14 to repave seven miles of I-40 from Holbrook to Sun Valley (milepost 290-297). This $10 million project includes milling existing pavement and then repaving. In addition, the project will include repairing the bridge deck at the Sun Valley Interchange, installing new fencing and replacing the guardrail. This project will be completed by the end of June.
Once the projects resume motorists can expect slower speed limits, lane restrictions and potential delays.
Current and upcoming I-40 paving projects map.