ADOT gearing up for Pinto Creek Bridge Replacement – Informational Meeting Sept 5

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) are gearing up to replace the Pinto Creek Bridge, located on US 60 about 6 miles west of Miami, Arizona. The $22.7 million project, tentatively scheduled to begin in September and last approximately two years, will construct a new bridge adjacent to the existing one between Miami and Superior. It will then remove the current bridge.

Artist rendering of the new Pinto Creek bridge

Traffic Impacts

The existing bridge will remain in service until the new bridge is completed.

Motorists should expect possible delays and intermittent lane closures with flaggers and pilot cars throughout the project.

In addition to lane restrictions, pre-scheduled closures of US 60 will be required at the following times:

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. early in the project (tentatively mid-September to early November 2019) to allow for rock blasting
  • Overnight closures later in the project schedule to set steel girders and place bridge-deck concrete
  • A five-day closure of US 60 will be scheduled when the bridge is nearing completion (tentatively late 2020)

During scheduled closures of US 60, motorists will be detoured to State Route 77 and State Route 177. Please Note: This detour will likely add at least 45 minutes to a trip.

ADOT will provide advance notice of restrictions and closures through message boards, news releases and email alerts.  Sign up for email alerts.

Open House Meeting

An open house scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 5, in Miami will allow the public to learn more about the project.

The meeting is scheduled from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Bullion Plaza Cultural Center and Museum, 150 N. Plaza Circle in Miami. While there will be no formal presentation, project team members will be available to share information and answer questions.

Those unable to attend the Sept. 5 open house can learn more about the project and ask questions by doing the following:

  • Call the bilingual ADOT Project Information Line at 855.712.8530.
  • Visit, which includes a way to sign up for project updates and traffic alerts.
  • Mail questions or comments to ADOT Communications, 1221 S. Second Ave., Tucson, AZ 85713.
  • Visit and select Project from the drop-down menu to submit a question or comment.