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U.S. 60 Closed Between Superior And Miami As ADOT Finishes Pinto Creek Bridge Replacement

The U.S. 60 Closure between Superior and Miami began late Sunday as the Arizona Department of Transportation works to realign the roadway.

ADOT says this is one of the final steps in the two-year, $22.7 million project to replace the Pinto Creek Bridge.

ADOT’s Garrin Groff says part of the roadway realignment is physically shifting and raising the roadway.

"We’re moving the highway, maybe, about 30 feet, but it’s also going up about 8 feet," Groff said. "This is some pretty rugged terrain, it is a very challenging area."

The current bridge is 72 years old and was getting too expensive to repair, according to the agency.

Once the realignment is complete, travelers can expect one more short closure in the area in October as crews finish taking down the old bridge.

Vaughan Jones is the weekend reporter for KJZZ, and a graduate of ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism, with a minor in music. As a Phoenix native, Jones’s dream is to serve his community by covering important stories in the metropolitan area.He spent two years as music director at Blaze Radio, ASU’s student-run radio station. His passion for radio stems from joining Blaze his freshman year as a DJ.When he is not working, Jones can be found writing music with his band, playing video games with his friends, or watching his favorite Phoenix-area sports teams.