SR 347, 238 lane closures, lane reductions highlight weekend highway restrictions

State Route 238 will be closed overnight Friday and SR 347 will be restricted to a single lane Saturday night for pavement work. Several high country highways also are closed due to winter weather. [ADOT]

Maricopans face several highway closures and restrictions in the coming days, the Arizona Department of Transportation said.

Two will have particular impact on local residents:

  • State Route 347 will be reduced to one lane northbound from 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, to 5 a.m. Sunday, Feb 19. The right lane will be closed. The restriction will be in effect from Cobblestone Farms Drive to just north of the Maricopa city limits for pavement maintenance work. The left lane will remain open during this time.
  • State Route 238 will be closed for pavement mill and fill repairs between Loma and Ralston roads from 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17 to Saturday, Feb. 18 at 5 a.m. Travelers will be required to take a detour (the route in green in the graphic above) during these times.

Maricopans heading to Arizona’s high country should be aware that several northern Arizona highways are closed due to winter-weather conditions and related vehicle crashes, according to ADOT.

The following highways are impacted:

  • SR 64 near the Grand Canyon from Milepost 241 to 268.
  • SR 260 eastbound, east of Payson at Milepost 283.
  • S. 180 between from Milepost 236 to 248.
Maricopans looking for some fun in the snow this weekend should check with the Arizona Department of Transportation first. Multiple high country highways are closed due to snowfall and icy conditions. {ADOT photo]

ADOT recommends drivers avoid traveling during any severe winter storm conditions and stay up to date on forecasts from the National Weather Service and plan their travel accordingly. That includes delaying travel when highways are snow-packed or icy.

ADOT snowplows are working around-the-clock in affected areas. Motorists are reminded not to tailgate a snowplow – leave four car-lengths between the snowplow and your vehicle – and do not pass a snowplow. Let the snowplow clear the roadway of snow and ice, allowing for safer travel for everyone.