Highway 72 still open after breach

Cleanup efforts are continuing on State Route 72 following a breach in a Central Arizona Project (CAP) canal near Bouse (milepost 30) early Sunday morning, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. While the highway remains open, minor intermittent traffic restrictions may cause slight delays as maintenance crews continue to sweep dirt and rocks off the roadway.

ADOT advises drivers to proceed through the work zone with caution, slow down and be alert for construction equipment and personnel.

ADOT works to inform the public about planned highway restrictions, but there is a possibility that unscheduled closures or restrictions may occur. Weather can also affect a project schedule. To stay up-to-date with the latest highway conditions around the state, visit the ADOT Traveler Information Center at az511.gov or call 5-1-1.