U.S. 60 Closed Between Superior And Miami As ADOT Finishes Pinto Creek Bridge Replacement

By Vaughan Jones
Published: Monday, September 13, 2021 - 7:46am
Updated: Monday, September 13, 2021 - 8:07am

U.S. 60 detour Superior Miami Globe Arizona
Arizona Department of Transportation
Map of the U.S. 60 closure between Superior and Globe.

The U.S. 60 Closure between Superior and Miami began late Sunday as the Arizona Department of Transportation works to realign the roadway.

ADOT says this is one of the final steps in the two-year, $22.7 million project to replace the Pinto Creek Bridge.

ADOT’s Garrin Groff says part of the roadway realignment is physically shifting and raising the roadway.

"We’re moving the highway, maybe, about 30 feet, but it’s also going up about 8 feet," Groff said. "This is some pretty rugged terrain, it is a very challenging area."

The current bridge is 72 years old and was getting too expensive to repair, according to the agency.

Once the realignment is complete, travelers can expect one more short closure in the area in October as crews finish taking down the old bridge.