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Beginning next week, Coconino National Forest will be replacing an outdated single-lane bridge along Forest Road 618—a heavily used road used by the public when exiting Interstate 17 to reach Beaver Creek near Sedona.
#The construction project will begin Sept. 2 and result in temporarily closure of the bridge, but a detour bypass will be available to allow traffic continued access to Forest Road 618. Travelers in that area should expect some delays and heavy construction traffic.
#The new bridge will meet all current design standards, including two-lane traffic, safety barriers and a rail. The overall bridge length will be increased to allow the existing wash to perform in a natural condition similar to upstream and downstream conditions. The original bridge was installed in 1952 and is currently only single lane.