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Seventy mile, 10% grade detour in place due to ‘extended closure’ of U.S. 60

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The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is warning drivers to plan for the lengthy closure of U.S. 60 due to flood damage.

On August 11, ADOT announced that U.S. 60 between Superior and Miami is closed until further notice as crews work to repair major flood damage.

U.S. 60 is closed between mile marker 226 at State Route 177 in Superior and mile marker 243 at the west side of Miami.

ADOT says drivers are being detoured onto  SR 77 and SR 177 through Winkelman.

The roughly 70-mile detour includes a 10 percent grade and will significantly increase travel time,” ADOT said in a news release.

Crews are working around the clock to repair the damage and reopen the roadway, but there is currently no expected date for U.S. 60 to reopen.

“ADOT maintenance crews are planning 24-hour operations to repair the roadway at the Bloody Tanks Wash, which is about one mile west of the closure in Miami. The repair will require an estimated 300 truckloads of boulders to shore up the highway so it can safely reopen to traffic,” ADOT said.

You can access the latest travel information from ADOT at AZ511.gov.

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