Resolution calls for more ADOT projects

The Central Yavapai Metropolitan Planning Organization (CYMPO) executive committee adopted a resolution Sept. 28, recommending the addition of transportation projects to the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) Five-Year Plan.

CYMPO Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Chairman Craig McConnell said ADOT is providing CYMPO with the opportunity to be part of the project process in the Prescott district.

McConnell said TAC is recommending moving the projects into the five-year plan are those that need engineering. He added that the statewide costs for ADOT projects have increased, "so there is a question about how many projects will be in the five-year plan. So it seems prudent that CYMPO reaffirm its support of the projects already in the five-year plan."

The CYMPO executive board adopted a resolution reaffirming its support for construction projects already in the ADOT five-year plan including Highway 69/Highway 89 traffic interchange; widening 89 between milepost 324.3 to Center Street; Highway 89/89A traffic interchange; and Sundog Road and bridge.

The resolution recommends ADOT include widening 89 for milepost 324.3 to 89A in its five-year plan.

The final recommendation is for new pre-designed engineering projects including 69: widening Highway 169 to 89; 89A/Viewpoint traffic interchange; and 89A/Robert Road traffic interchange.

CYMPO executive board member Yavapai County Supervisor Carol Springer said what she reads into the resolution is that money is already available for highways 89 and 89A interchanges.

She said the resolution makes "89 the number one priority in this regional area."