Delays of up to 30 minutes are expected
Construction has started to replace the Del Rio Ranch bridge on State Route 89, approximately eight miles north of Chino Valley. A temporary detour will be constructed around the work zone and paving is scheduled on the west side of the bridge starting tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 1.
Drivers will be stopped for up to 30 minutes between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. approaching each end of the bridge to allow paving equipment to access the new detour.
Traffic will be switched to the detour Thursday, Oct. 3 starting at 6:30 a.m. The speed limit will be reduced to 35 mph through the work zone for the next three months.
Initially work was scheduled to begin on the Big Chino Wash bridge but that work has now been shifted to the Del Rio bridge due to standing water under the Big Chino bridge. Work will resume on the Big Chino bridge once the work at Del Rio has been completed.
The work zone will be clearly marked by temporary barricades and signage. ADOT advises drivers to allow additional time to reach their destinations and to proceed through the work zone with caution, comply with the reduced speed limit, and be alert for construction equipment and personnel.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the ADOT project hotline at 1-855-712-8530. To stay up-to-date with the latest highway conditions around the state, visit the ADOT Traveler Information Center at www.az511.gov or call 5-1-1.