The Arizona Department of Transportation is starting on the final phase of paving through Winslow. Crews will be finishing the main portion of paving on both the westbound and eastbound lanes of I-40 this Friday (July 31) at (milepost 250-268).
Monday (Aug. 3) through Friday (Aug. 7) workers will be paving the interchange on and off ramps at Hipkoe Drive, North Park Drive, Transcon Lane and State Route 87. During this time, motorists will need to travel to the adjacent interchange east or west of the one being worked on to exit or enter I-40.
On Monday (Aug. 10), workers will begin to apply the final layer of asphalt over the top of what has already been replaced. This rubberized top layer allows for a quieter and smoother drive for motorists. This portion of the paving operation moves fairly quickly and it’s anticipated that crews will be finished by Friday (Aug. 21).
Crews will start replacing the SR 87 bridge deck, which crosses I-40 on the east side of Winslow, once all of the paving is completed. During replacement of the SR 87 bridge deck, north bound traffic will remain open during the entire project while southbound traffic will be diverted to the Transcon interchange.
Work hours will be 2 a.m. to sunset Monday through Friday. There will be narrow traffic lanes, wide load restrictions and a reduced speed limit through the work zones. Drivers are asked to use caution, watch for detour signs and be alert for construction equipment and personnel.