State Route 88 to be closed near Tortilla Flat part of Tuesday Project is improving 17 miles of the winding highway

PHOENIX – State Route 88 will close for six hours on Tuesday, Dec. 12, near Tortilla Flat to allow the Arizona Department of Transportation to remove a boulder from an adjacent cliff.

SR 88 will be closed in both directions between the Laguna Recreation Site (milepost 212) and Tortilla Flat (milepost 213) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday. Alternate routes include SR 87 through Payson and US 60 through Globe.

Drivers will be able to access the Canyon Lake marina during the closure.

Workers are removing the boulder as part of a larger project that includes rehabilitating the existing pavement, paving selected pullouts, replacing guardrail, repairing the concrete ford across Tortilla Creek and making other improvements between milepost 203 east of Apache Junction and milepost 220 east of Tortilla Flat.

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