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ADOT schedules traffic shift on Highway 89 bridge

PRESCOTT - The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) will shift traffic Saturday morning onto one lane northbound and one lane southbound on the newly constructed Granite Creek Bridge on Highway 89.

While drivers have been restricted to the southbound lanes for the past several weeks, the shift will restrict traffic to one lane in each direction, as crews begin work in the median.

Re-striping will take place in the early-morning hours on Saturday, with little impact to traffic, according to a news release from ADOT.

ADOT is advising drivers to allow additional time to reach their destinations and to proceed through the work zone with caution, comply with the reduced speed limit, and be alert for construction equipment and personnel.

The work is part of an ongoing $4 million bridge replacement project, which has been under way since August 2009.

Tricia Lewis, senior community relations officer for ADOT, reported Thursday that remaining tasks include: pavement milling, the construction of a curb along the median, and the final application of pavement. The final asphalt pavement requires warmer temperatures, which usually begin about June 1, Lewis said.

In mid-April, ADOT officials estimated that the project would be complete in about two months, and Lewis said the department is still projecting a completion date of about mid-June.

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