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12:23 PM Mon, Dec. 17th

Road improvements reach significant completion

Prescott Public Works Director Henry Hash, second from right, talks about the Alarcon Street reconstruction project with, from left, City Engineer Charles Andrews, and Alarcon residents Don Miller and Dave Arave. The downtown-Prescott project, which earlier faced delays due to wet winter weather and unexpected underground conditions, is wrapping up this month. Paving was applied the week before July 4, and workers were doing finishing touches this week.

Photo by Cindy Barks.

Prescott Public Works Director Henry Hash, second from right, talks about the Alarcon Street reconstruction project with, from left, City Engineer Charles Andrews, and Alarcon residents Don Miller and Dave Arave. The downtown-Prescott project, which earlier faced delays due to wet winter weather and unexpected underground conditions, is wrapping up this month. Paving was applied the week before July 4, and workers were doing finishing touches this week.

Crews have completed striping the roadway, and installing stamped concrete crosswalks and landscape plantings along North Alarcon Street from East Sheldon Street to East Gurley Street.

CLEANUP ACTIVITIES UNDERWAY

With significant construction work complete, crews will be performing minor cleanup activities along the project corridor throughout the week.

Please be aware of the following impacts:

Monday, July 31, through Friday, Aug. 4, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

One lane of traffic will remain open at all times, however, motorists may encounter lane restrictions, reduced speeds, and flagging operations.

NEW SEWER MAIN INSTALLATION

Sewer main installation will continue along State Route 89 from Prescott Lakes Parkway to just south of the Willow Lake Road Roundabout.

Please be aware of the following impacts:

Monday through Saturday, July 31 to Aug. 12, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

One lane of traffic will remain open at all times, however, motorists are asked to please be aware of lane restrictions, reduced speeds, and heavy equipment accessing the work zone.

PEAVINE TRAIL DETOUR IN PLACE

A detour will be required along the Peavine Trail as crews install new sewer main in the Watson Woods Preserve. Trail users are asked to respect the work zone and take precaution when hiking near construction personnel and equipment.

The City of Prescott and their contractor, Fann Contracting, Inc., are set to begin a road and utility upgrade project along South Marina Street on Tuesday, August 1. The project limits include South Marina Street between East Gurley Street and East Goodwin Street. Improvements include removing and replacing the deteriorated roadway with new asphalt pavement, water and sewer upgrades, and streetscaping. Streetscape elements include new sidewalk, curb and gutter, landscape plantings, and installation of historic light fixtures.

Once complete, this project will upgrade utilities that serve the Prescott community, increase pedestrian access and safety, and provide a smoother, quieter ride for Downtown road users. The project is scheduled for completion in fall 2017.

PROJECT TO KICK OFF NEXT WEEK

Starting Tuesday, crews will be saw cutting the roadway in preparation for utility installation along South Marina Street. Work will be performed from East Goodwin Street to Union Street throughout the week.

Please be aware of the following impacts:

Tuesday, Aug. 1, through Friday, Aug. 4, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

One lane of traffic will remain open at all times, however, motorists may encounter narrow lanes, reduced speeds, and rough roads while driving through the project area. Please remain alert for flaggers in the work zone, and allow for extra time to get through this area.

STREET PARKING AND ACCESS

To minimize conflicts with construction equipment, and expedite completion of the project, on-street parking will be limited from time to time within the construction zone during regular work hours. “No Parking” signage will be posted at least 24 hours prior to any formal parking restrictions. Motorists may encounter lane restrictions, reduced speeds, and rough roads while driving through the project area. Please remain alert for flaggers in the work zone, and allow for extra time to get through this area.

STORMWATER DETENTION BASIN WORK MOVES FORWARD

Crews will continue constructing the earthen berm, installing drain pipes, and forming the concrete spillway for the new Acker Park stormwater detention basin. In addition to this work, crews will begin installing gabion baskets, landscape plantings, and hydroseeding throughout the week. Please note, this work is highly weather-dependent and subject to change.

Please be aware of the following impacts:

Monday, July 31, through Saturday, Aug. 5, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Large trucks and heavy equipment will be accessing the project site at South Virginia Street to the north and Canyon Breeze Court to the south. Acker Park Trail Users are asked to respect the work zone and take precaution when hiking near construction personnel and equipment.