Paving work continues on US 60 in Gold Canyon

To better accommodate traffic flow in the area, the schedule for paving work along US 60 through Gold Canyon has changed, with paving now set for 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday (Dec. 3) and 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday next week (Dec. 7-9).

Arizona Department of Transportation crews are replacing worn pavement at intersections in the area east of Apache Junction between Mountain View Road and the highway crossover east of Kings Ranch Road. The work requires lane closures and turn restrictions.

Community members urged ADOT to address deteriorated pavement in the intersections, and the agency made the work a safety priority after assessing roadway conditions.

When an intersection or other location is closed to traffic because of the resurfacing work, drivers will be directed to a nearby intersection or crossover. Drivers are urged to plan ahead, allow extra travel time and use caution when traveling on or turning along US 60 in the Gold Canyon area.

ADOT works to inform the public about planned highway restrictions, but there is a possibility that unscheduled closures or restrictions may occur. Weather can also affect a project schedule. To stay up-to-date with the latest highway conditions around the state, visit the ADOT Traveler Information Center at az511.gov or call 511.

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