Mar 282014

The Arizona Department of Transportation will begin a project on Monday, March 31, to reconstruct Interstate 40 bridges at Ruby Wash, Maple Street and Transcon Lane in Winslow.
The east and westbound bridges at each location, six total, will be improved during the $3.8 million project. Work includes replacing the bridge decks, new asphalt, and some guardrail and drainage improvements.
All six bridges will be under construction simultaneously, and I-40 will be narrowed to one lane between mileposts 254 and 257 through fall 2014, when the project is anticipated to be completed. There will be narrow traffic lanes, wide load restrictions and a reduced speed limit through the work zone.
In addition to the interstate restrictions, there are local restrictions as well. Maple Street, which runs underneath I-40, will be closed for six months. Detour signs will be posted for alternate routes during its closure. Transcon Lane, which also runs under I-40, will have intermittent lane closures, but will remain open to traffic. Work hours will be 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
ADOT advises drivers to proceed through the work zone with caution, slow down, and be alert for construction equipment and personnel.