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Roadwork in Brief: 89 widening, Marina, Sundog, Dexter

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Highway 89 Widening and Roundabout

The City of Prescott and its contractor, Asphalt Paving & Supply, Inc., are currently working on a road and utility upgrade project along Highway 89. The project limits include 89 between the 89A/Pioneer Parkway interchange and Granite Dells. Improvements include the widening of Highway 89, water and sewer utility upgrades, removing and replacing the existing asphaltic concrete, and construction of a new roundabout near the Phippen Museum. The project also includes a new parking area for access to the city’s Constellation Trail System.

Once complete, this project will increase traffic flow by widening the existing two-lane roadway to four lanes, enhance road user safety, and upgrade utilities that serve the community. It is scheduled for completion in spring 2018.

ROAD GRADING OPERATIONS TO CONTINUE – Road widening operations will continue throughout this week as crews continue laying base course material and grading the roadway. Work will occur along 89 between the 89A/Pioneer Parkway interchange and Granite Dells.

Impacts – Monday through Saturday, Oct. 23-28, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. One lane of traffic will remain open in both directions at all times, however, motorists are asked to please be aware of lane restrictions, reduced speeds, flaggers, and heavy equipment accessing the work zone.

CONCRETE WORK MOVES FORWARD – Crews will continue installing concrete curb and gutter for the new Constellation Trailhead parking lot and roundabout throughout the week.

Impacts – Monday through Saturday, Oct. 23-28, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. One lane of traffic will remain open in both directions at all times, however, motorists are asked to please be aware of lane restrictions, reduced speeds, flaggers, and heavy equipment accessing the work zone.

CONSTELLATION TRAILHEAD ACCESS – Parking and access for the Constellation Trailhead will move to its new location on the west side of 89 on Monday. Trail users are asked to follow marked signage, respect the work zone, and take precaution when hiking near construction personnel and equipment.

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Marina Street Pavement and Utility Upgrade

The City of Prescott and contractor, Fann Contracting, Inc., are currently working on a road and utility upgrade project along South Marina Street. 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.

This project will upgrade utilities that serve the 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.  

CONCRETE WORK MOVES ALONG – Installation of new sidewalks, and curb and gutter on the west side of South Marina Street will continue throughout the week. In addition to this work, crews will continue pouring concrete pavement at the Union Street intersection and grading the roadway along South Marina Street from East Goodwin Street to East Gurley Street.

Impacts – Monday through Friday, Oct. 23-27, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. South Marina Street is closed to through traffic from East Goodwin Street to East Gurley Street, however, personnel will accommodate access for local businesses and residents. Please remain alert for temporary sidewalk closures while work is underway.

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Sundog Wastewater Treatment

The City of Prescott and Fann Contracting, Inc., are currently working on a utility upgrade project at the Sundog Wastewater Treatment Plant. The project includes construction of a wastewater lift station and installation of a new sewer main line. Once complete, the lift station will force wastewater through the main line to a junction structure located north of the Willow Lake Road Roundabout at East Lillian Lane and Highway 89 (northwest corner).

This utility upgrade is the first of several phases to centralize wastewater collection and treatment throughout the municipal system. Once complete, the city’s wastewater utility system will be able to direct all sewage to the expanded Airport Water Reclamation Facility. This phase is scheduled for completion in winter 2018.

MISCELLANEOUS CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES UNDERWAY – With sewer main installation complete, miscellaneous construction activities will be performed along the project corridor throughout the week.

Impacts – Monday through Saturday, Oct. 23-28, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. One lane of traffic will remain open in both directions at all times, however, motorists are asked to please be aware of lane restrictions, reduced speeds, flaggers, and heavy equipment accessing the work zone.

JUNCTION STRUCTURE INSTALLATION TO CONTINUE – Crews will be excavating in preparation for the new junction structure, located north of the Willow Lake Road roundabout at East Lillian Lane and 89 (northwest corner).

Impacts – Monday through Saturday, Oct. 23-28, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. One lane of traffic will remain open in both directions at all times, however, motorists are asked to please be aware of lane restrictions, reduced speeds, flaggers, and heavy equipment accessing the work zone. 

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Dexter Neighborhood Road and Utility Upgrade

The City of Prescott and its contractor, Capital Improvements, LLC, are currently working on a road and utility upgrade project along select streets in the Dexter Neighborhood. The project consists of replacing undersized water and sewer main lines, road improvements, and installing new water service connections for residents. In addition to this work, curb and gutter, sidewalk, and driveway replacements will be performed as needed.

This project is part of an ongoing program to replace deteriorated and undersized main lines within the city utility system. Once complete, these upgrades will increase service reliability and main line capacity for the Dexter Neighborhood and surrounding areas. Project completion is scheduled for spring 2018.

WATER MAIN INSTALLATION TO CONTINUE – Installation of new water main along Bird Street, from West Hillside Avenue to just north of West Merritt Avenue, will continue throughout the week.

Impacts – Monday through Friday, Oct. 23-27, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Bird Street is closed to through traffic from West Hillside Avenue to just north of West Merritt Avenue, however, personnel will accommodate access for local businesses and residents. 

WORK TO BEGIN ON RUTH STREET – Crews will begin saw cutting the roadway and installing new water main along Ruth Street, from West Hillside Avenue to Whipple Street.

Impacts – Monday through Friday, Oct. 23-27, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Ruth Street is closed to through traffic from West Hillside Avenue to Whipple Street, however, personnel will accommodate access for local businesses and residents.

For more information, call the Project Hotline at 928-237-3114. Note that in the event of inclement weather these work schedules may be altered or suspended without notice.

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