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Wed, Jan. 22

ADOT announces work schedule for holiday week

PRESCOTT - While Arizona Department of Transportation construction projects will take a break over the Thanksgiving holiday, drivers still should expect to see some construction impacts earlier in the week.

Construction updates from ADOT include:

Highways 69/89 interchange project

No work on the 69/89 interchange will take place Thursday through Sunday.

However, the temporary traffic signal on Highway 69 at the ramp will remain in place to route traffic to northbound Highway 89.

In addition, striping operations early in the holiday week will require lane closures of Gurley Street between Aven Drive and Robinson Drive on Tuesday between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Highway 89 widening in Chino Valley

No work will take place on Thursday or Friday for Thanksgiving. Work will resume on Monday.

• The roundabout at Road 4 South will begin to take shape as crews continue to pour concrete, constructing curbs. Currently concrete work is under way on the west side of Highway 89 at Road 4 South, progressing towards the roundabout area within the next week. ADOT does not expect this work to affect traffic.

• Crews should begin pouring concrete curbs on the east side of Highway 89 between Parkside Village Parkway and Road 4 South in the upcoming week. ADOT does not expect this work to affect traffic.

• Crews will continue excavation work on the east side of Highway 89 between Road 2 South and just south of Center Street to prepare and level the land for the upcoming concrete and curb work. Concrete pouring should begin in the next few weeks in this area.

• The speed limit through the detour at Road 4 South is 35 mph. ADOT urges drivers to use extra caution through this area to help maintain a safe environment for the crew and other drivers.

The department also advises motorists to drive slowly and safely throughout the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Recommendations include getting a good night's rest before heading out on a trip, being patient and taking time to check your tire pressure. People attending holiday gatherings also should drink responsibly and make arrangements for designated drivers before celebrating.

Although ADOT plans no closures, the department is advising holiday travelers to give themselves extra travel time, especially on the traditionally busy Wednesday and Sunday afternoons and evenings before and after Thanksgiving.

While the department is planning no closures, existing work zones are in place at:

• Interstate 17 in North Phoenix will be open with two lanes in each direction between Loop 101 and Carefree Highway (State Route 74), with existing shoulder restrictions.  Crews are adding two new lanes in each direction along this stretch of the interstate.

• Interstate 10 west of Phoenix will be open with two lanes in each direction between Dysart Road and Sarival Avenue, where crews are adding lanes and making interchange improvements.

• Interstate 10 through Tucson will be open with two lanes in each direction between Prince Road and Interstate 19.  Local traffic will continue to access major cross streets via the freeway's frontage roads.

• The Sunset Point Rest Area along Interstate 17 north of Black Canyon City is closed for a reconstruction project.  ADOT advises travelers to use other facilities in north Phoenix, Black Canyon City, Cordes Junction and Camp Verde.

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