Gravel pit malfunction stalls work at Coyote Pass

KINGMAN - The Coyote Pass paving work scheduled for this month has been delayed slightly due to a malfunction at the material pit, where aggregate needed for asphalt is crushed.

Arizona Department of Transportation spokesperson Michele Beggs said Bullhead City's McCormick Construction Company, the project's contractor, had a crew working double shifts to resolve the issue.

Despite the holdup, crews continue work to remove railing and install a concrete barrier on the Johnson Wash Bridge. When that is done, they will move on to making Beale Street improvements, Beggs said.

Although the Coyote Pass paving project is experiencing a slight delay, it is still on schedule to finish in the allotted time needed for paving, she said.

Paving work is now scheduled for early September - just after Labor Day - and should be completed by November, she said. When it starts, the first stage of paving work will take place from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

As a stopgap measure, contractors will be out Monday patching some of the potholes on U.S. 93 at Coyote Pass, Beggs said.