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Closure on Route 66: The I40 highway closure at Parks, AZ will affect travelers on Route 66

Reconstruction of both lanes in the west direction near Parks, AZ was started on the I40 highway. Closed exit 171 (Pittman Valley Rd) and exit 167 (Garland Prairie) in both directions affects the travelers on Route 66 who have to use part of the I40 motorway in this area. Work will occur on westbound I-40 between Garland Prairie and Pittman Valley roads first, then move to eastbound I-40 in the same area in early summer. Construction will pause for the winter season and is scheduled to resume in spring 2019 for additional paving, bridge and intersection work. Reconstruction is planned in several phases until the end of 2019.

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