Construction Project On I-40 In Northern Arizona To Begin

By Stina Sieg
Published: Monday, July 24, 2017 - 5:00am
Updated: Monday, July 24, 2017 - 9:26am
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Reconstruction of 5 miles of Interstate 40 will begin Monday with eastbound lanes, just west of Williams in northern Arizona. The $34 million project will deal with the westbound lanes next summer.

The Arizona Department of Transportation says the project will rebuild the roadway from the ground up, including laying a new foundation. ADOT says the stretch of roadway, not far from the Grand Canyon, has taken a beating over many winters.

Drivers heading east on I-40 toward Williams and Flagstaff will cross the median on a temporary road and share lanes with Westbound I-40 traffic through the construction area, with one lane of travel in each direction. Drivers should slow down and budget for extra travel time.

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