Mandatory brake check station to begin operating on US 60 approaching Superior work zone


Safety measure will require westbound commercial vehicles to ensure brakes work


Commercial trucks traveling westbound on US 60 in the Oak Flats area will be required to stop for brake checks beginningTuesday, Dec. 6, as a safety precaution being instituted by the Arizona Department of Transportation.

The mandatory brake-check pullout will be located near milepost 232 on the westbound side of the US 60 and will be staffed by the Arizona Department of Public Safety between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.  The brake-check pullout is scheduled to be in effect through summer 2017 while construction in the area is underway.

Signs will alert truck drivers approaching the area that the brake check is mandatory during those times.

The extra precaution is being implemented because ADOT construction crews are working on the highway in the town of Superior and commercial vehicles with less-than-effective brakes could pose a safety risk to workers and the traveling public.

ADOT works to inform the public about planned highway restrictions and closures, but it’s possible that unscheduled impacts might occur because of weather or other factors. For the most current information about highway conditions statewide, visit ADOT’s Travel Information Site at www.az511.gov, follow ADOT on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 511,except while driving.

For more information, please call C.T. Revere, ADOT senior community relations officer, at 520.705.3574 or emailcrevere@azdot.gov.

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