Bush Highway,Goldfield and Butcher Jones construction delaysWikipedia wrote:Bush Highway is a scenic highway in the US state of Arizona. It begins at the northern end of Power Road in Mesa and extends northeasterly through the Tonto National Forest to the Beeline Highway. The highway was named for local resident Harvey Grandville Bush in the 1930s.
The road continues south beyond its terminus as Power Road, a major road within the cities of Mesa, Gilbert, and Queen Creek.
Granite Reef and Phon D. Sutton day-use recreation sites along the Lower Salt River will be impacted by paving work being done on Bush Highway. Expect access restrictions into Granite Reef, between February 1 and March 5, 2018, while Maricopa County Department of Transportation completes improvements to Bush Highway. This construction work will also make Phon D. Sutton inaccessible by vehicle at intermittent times during project work. Forest visitors will be able to hike or float through the area, but will need to make other arrangements on where to be picked up during this construction period.
The Tonto National Forest will also be completing paving work at Goldfield and Butcher Jones Recreation sites causing additional temporary closures. Goldfield will be closed to public entry from February 14 through March 13, 2018, while this work is completed. Paving work will also occur at Butcher Jones beginning on February 20, 2018. Butcher Jones will remain open for the majority of the project work, but will be closed to the public on March 7 – 9, 2018. During these temporary closures, both vehicle and pedestrian traffic will be prohibited.