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3:17 AM Sun, Dec. 16th

Work continuing on Mohave Wash project

Construction of the Mohave Wash Pathway project could begin during October on the section beginning at Beverly Avenue.

The Arizona Department of Transportation is improving the channel in Mohave Wash from Interstate 40 north toward Willow Street.

ADOT will then build a 10-foot wide concrete walkway along the east bank of the wash.

Further north, Kingman will use an ADOT Transportation Enhancement grant to build a portion of the Mohave Wash pathway from Kino Avenue to Gordon Drive.

Mohave County has a grant to build the pathway from Gordon Drive north to Jagerson Avenue.

That portion requires extensive flood control and channel work, which could delay that portion of the pathway beyond 2005.

City planner Rob Owen said Kingman is responsible for the middle section of the pathway and the city officials have concerns about beginning construction before both ends are completed by ADOT and Mohave County.

The city is building the $542,737 Walleck Ranch Park along the east bank of Mohave Wash.

"The Walleck Ranch Park will be the anchor and resting place for Mohave Wash Pathway and serve Kingman as a neighborhood park," Owen said.

"It is near the center of the pathway from Beverly Avenue to Jagerson Avenue."

ADOT has poured a new concrete roadway in the Mohave Wash on Kino Avenue.

There will be no box culvert and traffic will still be stopped when the wash is flooded.

The banks of the wash are being lined with rock and steel, which will prevent erosion.

ADOT has widened the culvert across Mohave Wash on Beverly Avenue near the Wal-Mart shopping center.

Walkways are being built by ADOT along Beverly Avenue from Harrison Street to the wash and further west to Stockton Hill Road.

The original plan included a pathway east from Harrison Street to Manzanita School, but school district officials said security problems would result.

The pathway along the wash north from Beverly Avenue will include landscaped land acquired by ADOT from Mohave County.

A pathway along the south side of I-40 is being designed and could be built in summer 2004.

Another pathway project is planned by ADOT along Andy Devine Avenue from Airway Avenue to Castle Rock Road.

The project will put pathways and landscaping on both sides of Route 66 with construction beginning after the November 2003 bid opening.