ADOT crews removing sign hit by crane

Posted at 5:57 PM, Mar 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-01 00:31:50-04

Crews are working to remove an overhead sign structure from an East Valley freeway.

The Arizona Department of Transportation said a crane being hauled on a flatbed trailer hit an overhead sign on Price Road near the interchange between the Loop 101 and Loop 202. The crash caused the sign to break and sections fell onto the roadway.

Officials were unsure of the exact weight, but said each sign contains more than one thousand pounds of steel and other meals.

Thursday night, crews worked to take the remaining sign structure down.

After removal, the sign will be stored next to the freeway.

As of 9 p.m., ADOT expected to remain on the scene for a few more hours.

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