Southeast District Projects
Intersection Improvement Project at Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Road 6 and US 70 on the San Carlos Apache Reservation
The Arizona Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and San Carlos Apache Tribe are making improvements to enhance safety and traffic flow at the intersection of BIA Road 6 and US 70. The project is located on the San Carlos Apache Reservation in Gila County, approximately seven miles southeast of Globe.
Work includes the following:
- Constructing a right‐turn lane for westbound US 70 to northbound BIA 6
- Constructing an acceleration lane for traffic entering westbound US 70 from southbound BIA 6
- Installing a drainage culvert
- Milling and replacing pavement on US 70 and BIA 6
- Replacing the existing cattle guard across BIA 6
- Removing and replacing the existing guardrail and fencing
- Other improvement work
Project Schedule - Phase One
- Phase one of the project includes installation of a drainage culvert and replacement of the cattle guard. This phase of work is scheduled to begin on April 5, 2017, and continue for approximately four weeks.
- Schedules are subject to change based on weather and other unforeseen factors.
Closure and Detour Information
- East- and westbound US 70 will remain open.
- A 25-mile detour will be in place for drivers trying to access BIA 6 from US 70 or drivers trying to access US 70 from BIA 6. The intersection will be closed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, through early May.
- Detour route: Drivers should use US 70 east to BIA 170 north to BIA 6 or BIA 6 west to BIA 170 south to US 70.
Call the ADOT Project Information Line at 855.712.8530 or email [email protected] with questions or comments.
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