Night work scheduled tonight on the Hell Canyon bridge replacement on SR 89

CHINO VALLEY/PAULDEN — Crews will place temporary concrete barrier on the existing bridge at Hell Canyon on State Route 89, approximately 18 miles north of Chino Valley tonight, Sept. 15 as part of the bridge replacement project.

Work hours will be from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. and drivers will be restricted to one lane and guided through the work zone with flaggers. Delays of up to 10 minutes are possible.

Blasting work for access roads is now complete. Crews are moving into the second phase of the project, which includes constructing the new Hell Canyon Bridge to the east of the existing bridge, switching traffic to the new bridge, and finally dismantling and removing the existing bridge.

This $14.4 million bridge replacement project began in mid-July and is expected to be completed in late 2016.