Interstate 40 Bridges: Painted Desert, Navajo, Chambers, Querino
The Arizona Department of Transportation is reconstructing four bridges on I-40 east of Holbrook.
During the construction of each bridge, traffic will not be able to cross the interstate to access the opposite side. Traffic wishing to access the opposite side will need to use the next closest interchange on the east or west side of each bridge. The entire project is scheduled to be completed by late fall 2013.
ADOT will make every effort to minimize impacts on the traveling public during construction.
While ADOT strives to inform the public about planned roadway restrictions during any construction project, there is a possibility that unscheduled closures or restrictions may occur due to weather and other unforeseen circumstances.
Painted Desert Interchange: I-40 Milepost 311
Work on the Painted Desert interchange will start November 12, 2013. A detour map for this construction has been added in the maps tab on this project page. The interchange is the only access from I-40 to the Petrified Forest National Park. Motorists traveling east on I-40 may access the park by taking U.S. Route 180 from Holbrook to the south entrance, or they may proceed past the north entrance on I-40 to the next interchange at Pinta Road (milepost 320), turn around and then enter the north entrance to the park. View the detour map .
Navajo Interchange: I-40 Milepost 325
Work on the Navajo interchange consists of replacing the bridge's deck. Work began in August 2013 and is expected to be complete in December. Traffic will not be able to cross the interstate to access the opposite side while work is underway. To access the opposite side, motorists will need to travel east to the McCarrell Road interchange (milepost 330) or west to the Pinta Road interchange (milepost 320).
Chambers Interchange: I-40 Milepost 333
Work on the Chambers interchange, which included work on the structure and replacing the bridge deck, started May 2013 and has now been completed. The bridge is now open to traffic. View photos.
Querino Interchange: I-40 Milepost 343
Work on the Querino interchange, which began in July 2013, has been completed. The bridge is now open to traffic. Work consisted of replacing the eastbound bridge deck.