Two separate paving projects east of Holbrook have recently been suspended for the winter months and will start again in spring 2014.
The first project started in August 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.
The second project started in October 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.
Once the projects resume for milling and paving, as well as other work, motorists can expect slower speed limits, lane restrictions and potential delays.