Closures on State Route 77 near Dripping Springs set to end Friday, April 28; plan for single-lane restriction beginning May 1

Drivers should allow extra travel time as rock fall mitigation project continues

Work is continuing on a $3.6 million project to remove potentially dangerous rocks from a stretch of State Route 77 in Gila County, about 15 miles south of Globe.

As crews finish removing loose rocks from the slopes adjacent to the roadway, daytime closures that have been in place between Winkelman and Globe are scheduled to end Friday, April 28. Until then, SR 77 will be closed from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, with pilot vehicle activity from 7 to 10 a.m. and from 3 to 5 p.m.

Beginning Monday, May 1, and continuing through Friday, June 2, SR 77 will be narrowed to one lane only from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays between Dripping Springs Road and Sheppards Trails (mileposts 154-161). A pilot vehicle will guide motorists through the work zone. Drivers should plan for delays of up to 20 minutes. Crews will be paving the roadway and installing guardrail and signage.

Drivers should proceed through the work zone with caution, slow down and watch for construction personnel and equipment.

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 Traveler Information site at, follow ADOT on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 511,except while driving.

For more information, please contact the ADOT Project Information Line at 855.712.8530 or email


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