ADOT Seeks Input on U.S. 60 Bridge Project
November 8, 2017 at 5:50 am
The Pinto Creek Bridge carries U.S. Route 60 traffic over its namesake waterway. | Courtesy of Arizona Department of Transportation
The Arizona Department of Transportation is planning to replace a 68-year-old bridge on U.S. Route 60 near Superior — and is seeking public input on the project.
The Pinto Creek Bridge carries U.S. 60 over Pinto Creek between Superior and Miami, east of the Phoenix area. ADOT says the 637-foot bridge no longer meets minimum federal and state standards, even though it continues to be safe for traffic.
ADOT currently plans to remove the existing bridge and build a new bridge. Other possibilities that were considered include rehabilitating the existing bridge, building a new bridge while keeping the old bridge in place, and taking no action.
Because the bridge is considered historically significant, ADOT was required to complete a report on the project, and that report is now up for public comment. You can read it, and learn more about the department's plans for the bridge, at www.azdot.gov/PintoCreekBridge. If you'd like to comment on the report, you can do so via email to [email protected], by phone at 855-712-8530, or by writing to ADOT Communications, 1655 W. Jackson St., MD 126F, Phoenix, AZ 85007. Comments must be received by December 8 to be included in the project record, ADOT says.