- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 6, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona officials are expecting a series of highway improvements to cause delays and closures along parts of U.S. Route 60 this summer.

The Arizona Department of Transportation is investing nearly $65 million to improve the highway in areas between Phoenix and Globe.

Authorities expect construction to begin in June with a new westbound lane along a 13-mile stretch of highway from the Oak Flat area to Miami, Arizona. The transportation department has also planned projects to make it easier for drivers to pass large trucks, prevent falling rocks, replace lighting and increase the number of lanes from two to four on a stretch of highway between Phoenix and Superior.

Some of the projects will require temporarily closing entire sections of the highway throughout the summer.

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