US 60 ramps in Tempe reopened after water line repairs completed

Oct 19, 2022, 8:00 PM | Updated: Oct 20, 2022, 9:36 am
(City of Tempe photo)...
(City of Tempe photo)
(City of Tempe photo)

PHOENIX — Two U.S. 60 ramps in Tempe that were closed for repairs earlier this month following a summer water line break reopened before Thursday morning’s rush hour, the Arizona Department of Transportation said.

The eastbound off-ramp to McClintock Road and the eastbound U.S. 60 transition to the southbound Loop 101 had been closed since Oct. 3 so the city could complete underground work on a water main that broke in May.

Flooding shut down the freeway in both directions on May 7 after 8 million gallons of water poured from a 50-year-old pipe. The pipe, which runs north and south of the U.S. 60, had been expected to last 75 years, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

“Our team came together to quickly and safely repair U.S. 60 when it burst, and they have proven yet again that they are able to work together to keep traffic flowing now,” Tempe Mayor Corey Woods said in a press release.

Head to the website for information on the repairs.

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US 60 ramps in Tempe reopened after water line repairs completed