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UPDATE: Highway officials reopen US 60 between Superior, Miami

US 60 will close on Oct. 25 because of continued construction on the Pinto Creek Bridge.
US 60 was closed on Wednesday morning, Oct. 27, for construction work at the Pinto Creek Bridge.(Arizona Department of Transportation)
Published: Oct. 20, 2021 at 11:50 AM MST|Updated: Oct. 27, 2021 at 11:13 AM MST
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GLOBE, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - US 60 has reopened between Superior and Miami after a full closure Wednesday morning, Oct. 27.

According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, no additional full closures are anticipated for the Pinto Creek project. However, drivers will encounter minor intermittent delays through autumn as crews haul material and debris out of the project site.

After reopening to traffic on Tuesday night, Oct. 26, US 60 was closed again on Wednesday morning for work to remove a section of the old Pinto Creek Bridge.

Work crews had planned to remove a section of the 72-year-old bridge Monday, but the structure did not come down as anticipated. The old and new bridges are only feet away from each other.

During the closure, US 60 traffic was detoured to State Route 177 in Superior and SR 77 in Globe.

US 60 will close on Oct. 25 because of continued construction on the Pinto Creek Bridge.
US 60 will close on Oct. 25 because of continued construction on the Pinto Creek Bridge.(Arizona Department of Transportation)

Traffic shifted to the newly constructed bridge over Pinto Creek on Sept. 17. The old bridge was opened in 1949 with an estimated lifespan of 50 years.

Drivers should expect periodic lane restrictions and delays in the area through the rest of 2021 as crews continue to restore the project site to its natural state.

For more information, please visit azdot.gov/PintoCreekBridge.

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