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3:47 AM Wed, Nov. 14th

I-40 ramp closures today, Wednesday

KINGMAN - Ramp closures originally scheduled along Interstate 40 through Kingman last week have been pushed forward to today and Wednesday.

From 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, the on- and off-ramps at the westbound Stockton Hill Road and eastbound Beale Street exits will be closed while Arizona Department of Transportation crews work to place a final layer of rubberized asphalt over the roadway. Both eastbound and westbound traffic along I-40 will be reduced to one lane during the duration of the construction.

On Wednesday, crews are expected to close the westbound Beale Street and eastbound Andy Devine Avenue exits, with accompanying lane closures.

The closures come fully one week after ADOT originally scheduled them. According to spokeswoman Michele Beggs, the delay was caused by "production issues" at the lead contractor's paving material facility.

The rubberized asphalt marks the final phase of a 10-mile resurfacing project along I-40 Kingman stretch, from Holy Moses Wash to Rattlesnake Wash. The project began last fall, but stalled after temperatures dropped too low for the final layer of asphalt to be placed.

For more information or updates on the I-40 repaving project, call ADOT's project hotline at (877) 497-5203 or e-mail KingmanDistrictUpdates@azdot.gov.