Beginning on Monday, southbound traffic on Highway 89 between Chino Valley and Prescott will be shifted onto the new southbound roadway at the outer loop roundabout for approximately two miles.
A news release from the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) reports that crews will increase construction activity next week, as work progresses on the ongoing widening of Highway 89.
Business access at the north end of the project will be modified as a result of the traffic shift on Monday, according to the news release. Southbound traffic will be required to access the businesses by using the new Kalinich Avenue roundabout. The northbound traffic access to the businesses will not be affected. Drivers exiting all businesses along Highway 89 will to permitted to turn right only. ADOT expects minimal traffic delays.
Over the next four weeks (weather permitting), ADOT cautions drivers to be aware of increased construction activity through the project as crews continue with pipe installations, complete the two new roundabouts (Deep Well Ranch Road and Kalinich Avenue), and to allow crews to finish drainage improvements and final roadway excavation.
Law enforcement personnel will be present, and drivers are encouraged to adhere to the reduced speed limit and be alert for construction equipment and personnel.