Asphalt Paving

Asphalt Paving

State Route 261 and State Route 273, to the Big Lake recreational area in the White Mountains region, will close for the winter beginning on Monday, Dec. 28, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

The highway is closed annually for the winter months due to the significant amount of snowfall the region typically receives.

SR 261 and 273 will be reopened in the spring, along with other local highways that are closed annually during the winter.

For more information, please call Rod Wigman at 928 308-8233, or email To stay up-to-date with the latest highway conditions around the state, visit the ADOT Traveler Information Center at or call 5-1-1.