In order to expedite activities on the State Route 179 project, the contractor will be working Saturdays during the day through the end of the year.
Sunday work may also be necessary.
- Schnebly Hill and Oak Creek bridge area: Traffic was shifted near the intersection to begin removal of the old bridge and provide a work zone to install storm drains and complete construction of the new bridge.
Traffic is anticipated to be transitioned onto the south portion of the new bridge the week of Monday, Dec. 14.
The old bridge is anticipated to be removed the week of Monday, Dec. 21.
- Activities between Morgan Wash and Canyon Drive: The uphill and downhill retaining walls are taking shape and moving forward as scheduled. A portion of the uphill wall south of Canyon Drive includes nails drilled into the soil for stability.
The final wall will be placed in front of the soil-nailed wall and be tied into the wall currently being poured south of this section.
- Bowstring Drive to Morgan Wash: Traffic was recently shifted to the east side of the road to allow construction of a storm drain, catch basins and curb and gutter along the west side of the roadway.
Changes to construction plans can happen frequently due to weather, equipment and personnel availability.
For a complete listing of highway restrictions across Arizona visit Arizona Department of Transportation’s travel information Web site or call 5-1-1.
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