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Paving Underway on I-40 East of Flagstaff

The Arizona Department of Transportation will complete the final phase of a project to repave seven miles of Interstate 40 east of Flagstaff between the Coconino National Forest boundary and Buffalo Range (milepost 218 to 225). This phase of the project will include repaving the roadway with smooth, quiet, rubberized asphalt. The work was started this morning and will continue through June 21. There will be alternating single lane closures in each direction and the speed limit will be reduced to 45 mph in the work zone. Drivers are reminded to allow extra travel time, slow down, proceed through the work zone with caution, and be alert for construction equipment and personnel. 

ADOT works to inform the public about planned highway restrictions, but there is a possibility that unscheduled closures or restrictions may occur. Weather can also affect a project schedule. To stay up-to-date with the latest highway conditions around the state, visit the ADOT Traveler Information Center at or call 5-1-1.


For more information about this project, please contact Senior Community Relations Officer Mackenzie Kirby at928.779.7554 or  Local media should contact the ADOT Public Information Office  or 1.800.949.8057. Visit or for more information about ADOT. For more information about ADOT projects and programs across Arizona see the agency’s latest blog posts at


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