Work on Highway 70 to start next week

- Contributed Graphic/ADOT

PIMA — Gila Valley motorists traveling to Gila and Maricopa counties can expect a few delays starting next week.

Arizona Department of Transportation announced it will be chip sealing U.S. Highway 70 between Pima and Bylas starting Oct. 5. ADOT will also paint new pavement markings, as well as conduct work on roadway shoulders and install centerline rumble strips.

The work will take place between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays and is expected to take about two months to complete. Speed will be reduced as flaggers stop cars and pilot vehicles direct cars through the work zones.

Updates on the project can be found online at or on Twitter @ArizonaDOT.