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Construction Updates

Construction continues on Mt. Vernon/Senator

Retaining wall, concrete, and utility upgrade work will continue this week on the City of Prescott's reconstruction of Mount Vernon/Senator Highway.

According to a city news release, the possible impacts include:

• Crews will be forming and installing steel reinforcement for retaining walls along Senator Highway throughout the week. While the work will occur largely off the roadway, drivers should be aware of rough road conditions, reduced speeds, lane restrictions and possible flagging operations.

• Concrete demolition from East Goodwin Street to Oak Street will continue throughout the week. Construction also will continue on new sidewalks, as well as curb and gutter, from East Goodwin to East Carleton Street.

South Mount Vernon Avenue is closed to through traffic from East Gurley Street to Oak Street, with local access at East Goodwin Street and northbound at East Carleton Street. Local access may be restricted from East Carleton Street to Oak Street during work hours. East Goodwin Street has been reopened at South Mount Vernon Avenue.

• Throughout the week, crews will continue to excavate and install water and sewer lines from Oak Street to the end of South Mount Vernon Avenue. The city is advising drivers to be aware of changing lane configurations, flagging operations, and traffic stops along the project corridor. The city anticipates no service interruptions at this time.

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

Pavement work set to begin on five city streets

PRESCOTT - The City of Prescott's pavement rehabilitation project is set to begin soon on five major streets.

A news release from the city reported that the project would affect sections of Prescott Lakes Parkway, Willow Creek Road, East Gurley Street, Cortez Street, and Montezuma Street.

Work along Prescott Lakes Parkway and Willow Creek Road will begin in late-July and will take place during normal daytime hours, stated the news release.

On Montezuma and Cortez streets, the work will take place from Sunday through Wednesday, 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., in order to minimize impacts to the traveling public.

On Gurley Street, the work will take place on weeknights from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.

"The work is highly weather dependent and subject to change," the news release stated.

One lane of traffic will remain open at all times through the work zones, and drivers may encounter turning restrictions, narrow lanes, and rough roads while traveling through the project areas.

The city is advising drivers to be alert for flaggers in the work zone, and allow extra time to get through the areas.

The city expects the project to be complete by fall.

"Once complete, the improvements will allow for a smoother, quieter ride that will serve the community well into the future," the release states.

Traffic impacts expected from Williamson Valley project

Construction work will continue next week on the City of Prescott's Williamson Valley Road reconstruction project.

The expected impacts from the project include:

• Curb and gutter construction from Standing Rock Drive to Shadow Valley Ranch Road will continue, and driveway paving south of Standing Rock will begin. The work will cause changing lane configurations, flagging operations, and traffic stops along the project corridor.

• Crews will continue to excavate, backfill and grade the roadway to create a surface suitable for paving, from Standing Rock Drive to Shadow Valley Ranch Road. One lane of traffic will remain open in both direction, and drivers may experience delays, frequent lane shifts and traffic stops as construction equipment and personnel move through the work zone.

• Crews will continue to pour and form new retaining walls and storm water catch basins adjacent to the roadway. Retaining wall work will take place along the west side of Shadow Ridge Drive. While work will occur largely off the roadway, the city is advising drivers to be aware of reduced speeds, lane restrictions, and possible flagging operations.

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

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