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ADOT awards 89A contract; work to begin in August<BR>Projects will link connector, 89, 89A, Fain Road and 69

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) awarded a $14.1 million contract Friday to extend Highway 89A five miles from Glassford Hill Road to the new Fain Road on the north side of Prescott Valley.

The state Transportation Board, which met in Eagar, awarded the contract to R.E. Monks Construction Co. of Fountain Hills to build the second element in a three-part program to provide a controlled access highway for the tri-city area.

The job will start in early August and be complete next summer, according to Cliff Passmore, resident engineer for ADOT in Prescott Valley.

The first element of the program – Highway 89A from Highway 89 to Glassford Hill Road – is already complete.

Yavapai County is currently working on another phase –the construction of the new Fain Road from Highway 69 to Highway 89A.

ADOT will oversee the extension of 89A from Glassford Hill Road to the new Fain Road.

The state's project should be complete a few months after completion of the Yavapai County project next summer.

Contractors will do the ADOT project in two phases. Construction of a four-lane divided highway will go from Glassford Hill Road to Viewpoint Road (old Robert Road), including a diamond interchange at Glassford Hill Road, and ramps (minus bridge) at Viewpoint Road.

From Viewpoint Road to the new Fain Road, the project will entail two new eastbound lanes, which will carry two-way traffic until volumes warrant constructing the westbound lanes.

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