Lane restrictions, street closures on tap this week

KINGMAN - Motorists taking to the road this week should expect a number of temporary street closures as the city street department completes its routine annual pavement rehabilitation and chip sealing projects, including the major milling and repaving of the intersection of Stockton Hill Road and Sycamore Avenue.

Today, northbound traffic on Stockton Hill Road will be limited to one lane from 7 p.m. to midnight. From midnight to 8 a.m. the following day, Stockton Hill will be closed to all traffic in both directions from Airway Avenue to Beverly Avenue. Traffic will be detoured to Western Avenue from Airway and Beverly. Sycamore Avenue on the east side of Stockton Hill will remain closed to all traffic throughout the entire period, barring access to the Wal-Mart store from that entrance.

From 8 a.m. Tuesday to 3 p.m. Wednesday, northbound Stockton Hill will remain restricted to one lane only, while both southbound lanes will reopen to traffic. The city hopes to reopen Stockton Hill and Sycamore to all traffic by Wednesday morning.

The second phase of chip sealing begins Thursday with construction scheduled to finish by the following Wednesday, May 13. The chip seal project will involve several major thoroughfares throughout the city, and the street department anticipates major traffic delays, with some streets limited to one lane of traffic. Short-term street closures are also expected throughout the weeklong period.

The chip seal phase will again include the closure of Stockton Hill Road from Beverly to Airway throughout the morning on Sunday, May 10. Traffic will again be detoured to Western Ave from Beverly and Airway.