Mesa, Arizona (3TV/CBS 5) — Arizona Department of Transportation officials say the US 60 pavement project will begin this weekend in the East Valley. Several closures may affect drivers heading into the valley as work begins to remove old asphalt between US 60 loops 101 and 202.
Eastbound US 60 will be closed between Loop 101 and Dobson Road from 9pm Friday to 5am Monday, officials said. All North and Southbound Loop 101 ramps will also be closed to East and Westbound US 60.
This $34.3 million project will remove old asphalt and use “diamond grinding” on a 14-mile section of US 60. Construction he had planned to resume in July 2023, but after the state legislature funded the roadwork as part of his 2023 state budget, ADOT officials said they could speed up the process. I made it. It is scheduled to be completed this summer.
But the project caused problems for some East Valley drivers last year, and officials decided to use the same developer, the McNeil Brothers. In November 2021, Mesa residents were frustrated by the dust and debris left over from the construction project. Drivers complained of broken windshields caused by rocks and debris. Some homeowners say the dirt has affected their air quality and health. Others said their yards were covered in thick dust from the project.
“Everything is full of silt!” said Susan Marshall. She and many others living on Isabella Ave along US 60 had their homes damaged by silt from her ADOT building on her 60 in late 2021. Are you going to do better? Will it just create more problems for Arizona drivers on the road, much less for those who live next to the road?” Marshall said.
Debris from the last ADOT project at US 60 damaged over 140 cars. The administration said 247 claims had been filed and the state paid $277,216.07 for repairs. The Arizona bereaved family reached out to a publicist, who neither confirmed nor denied the company made the payment. Please don’t even come near them,” Marshall said.
ADOT has defended McNeil’s second hire, saying the company has improved significantly for 2022 when Gilbert Road completes the work. ADOT also said it will work closely to minimize individual work zones to keep dust and debris down. Marshall suspects he will have to clean up again himself. “Somebody has to come and clean up all the mess.
A family in Arizona asked ADOT about their concerns about dust and debris. Officials released the following statement:
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