State Route 79 to be closed

State Route 79 to be closed

CREATED Jul 19, 2012

Web Producer: Taylor Avey

TUCSON (KGUN 9-TV) - A portion of State Route 79 will be temporarily closed starting Friday, July 20.

Construction on a track replacement and crossing repair project will require parts of State Route 79 to be closed north of Florence, between East Hunt Highway and Arizona Farms Road, according to the Copper Basin Railway. 

Work on the project is set to begin Friday and last for several days.

The detour could add up to 20 minutes to commuter's traffic time.  

For more information on the project and projected road closure, visit