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Tue, Sept. 17

Roadwork update

Reconstruction work progresses on Mt. Vernon Avenue

PRESCOTT - Work on sidewalks, curbs and gutters, retaining walls, and utility upgrades will continue this week on the City of Prescott's reconstruction of Mount Vernon Avenue/Senator Highway.

While utility upgrades are now complete on South Mount Vernon Avenue, a city news release reports that storm drain and waterline upgrades will occur on Senator Highway near Nathan Lane. Utility upgrades also will occur on Senator Highway at Haisley Road and Summit Point Drive.

Brief water service interruptions may occur, according to the news release, and affected residents will be notified in advance.

Concrete work also will continue this week on sidewalks and curbs and gutters on South Mount Vernon Avenue from East Carleton Street to Oak Street.

In addition, aggregate base course may be laid on South Mount Vernon between East Gurley and East Carleton streets in advance of paving operations.

Meanwhile, crews also will continue forming and installing steel reinforcement and retaining walls along Senator Highway throughout the week.

The work will take place from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The city is urging drivers to be aware of possible flagging operations, changing lane configurations, and reduced speeds along the construction zone. South Mount Vernon Avenue is closed to through traffic from East Gurley to Oak Street, with local access at East Goodwin Street.

Pavement rehabilitation continues on Prescott streets

PRESCOTT - Crack repair and pavement rehabilitation work will continue this week on a number of city streets.

A news release from the City of Prescott reported that crack repair, asphalt milling and overlay work would occur on South Cortez and South Montezuma streets from East Gurley to East Goodwin Street from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., through Wednesday.

"Weather permitting, the work will advance to the intersection of Cortez Street and East Gurley Street, as well as the intersection of Montezuma Street and East Gurley Street," the release added.

Street parking will be unavailable during work hours in affected areas, and no more than one block will be under construction at a time.

The city is cautioning drivers to be aware of lane restrictions, reduced speeds, rough road conditions, and flagging operations throughout the construction zone.

Meanwhile, Prescott Lakes Parkway, East Gurley Street, and North Cortez Street are in various phases of initial crack repair, milling, and overlay work.

"Final paving will occur at a later date once initial crack repair is complete on all sections of the pavement rehabilitation project," the news release stated.

Construction activity and work hours will vary along each section of roadway, with work occurring during nighttime or daytime hours, depending on the location, and to minimize impacts to the community and business owners.

Williamson Valley Road widening project continues this week

PRESCOTT  - Paving may continue throughout the week on Williamson Valley Road, from Standing Rock Drive to Shadow Valley Ranch Road, according to the City of Prescott.

A city news release noted that chain link and handrail installment would occur after the completion of the paving.

Traffic lanes will be reconfigured several times throughout the day while the work is taking place. One lane of traffic will remain open in both directions during work hours, and impacts to drivers may include delays, frequent lane shifts, traffic stops, rough road conditions, and narrow lanes.

The work will take place from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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