Southeast District Projects

Intersection Improvement Project at Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Road 6 and US 70 on the San Carlos Apache Reservation

Project Description

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.
Civil RightsTitle VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), ADOT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability. Persons that require a reasonable accommodation based on language or disability should contact ADOT’s Civil Rights Office at [email protected]. Requests should be made as early as possible to ensure the State has an opportunity to address the accommodation.

De acuerdo con el título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964 y la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA por sus siglas en inglés), el Departamento de Transporte de Arizona (ADOT por sus siglas en inglés) no discrimina por raza, color, nacionalidad, edad, género o discapacidad.  Personas que requieren asistencia (dentro de lo razonable) ya sea por el idioma o por discapacidad deben ponerse en contacto con la Oficina de Derechos Civiles en [email protected]. Las solicitudes deben hacerse lo más pronto posible para asegurar que el equipo encargado del proyecto tenga la oportunidad de hacer los arreglos necesarios.