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Concrete pouring begins on damaged U.S. 60 lanes in Tempe

Posted 5/19/22

Work to safely reopen the westbound lanes of U.S. 60 continues after the May 7 water main break near the freeway. 

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Concrete pouring begins on damaged U.S. 60 lanes in Tempe

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Work to safely reopen the westbound lanes of U.S. 60 continues after the May 7 water main break near the freeway. 

Workers are on the site around the clock. Late on May 18, crews began pouring concrete for the westbound lanes. There is no anticipated timeline to reopen the lanes as yet, according to the city. The westbound freeway will open as soon as is safely possible. Eastbound lanes have reopened. 

The Arizona Department of Transportation and the city are working closely together on all aspects of reconstruction work. At this time, there is not a confirmed cause of the water main break. Cost estimates for the reconstruction work are not yet available.

A 24-inch city of Tempe water transmission line broke overnight May 8 in the middle of the U.S. 60, leading to flooding and the temporary closure of the full freeway between Loop 101 and Rural Road.

This is the first break of its kind of a transmission line in Tempe.

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