ADOT prepares for repaving project

KINGMAN - The Arizona Department of Transportation has a number of projects scheduled for the Kingman area.

Work on the repaving of Coyote Pass was delayed last month by a malfunction at a materials pit. The paving is expected to start sometime in early September, said ADOT spokeswoman Michele Beggs.

The work area extends from milepost 63.8, west of Grandview Avenue in Kingman, to 71.3 on U.S. 93 and from milepost 25.7 to 27.2 on Highway 68. The contractor awarded the bid will have to mill and replace the existing asphalt, remove an existing bridge railing and replace it with a concrete bridge barrier, replace pavement markings, repave interchange ramps and more.

There are also two repaving projects in the works for Route 66. One project will repave Route 66 from Mohave Airport Drive to Hackberry Road and another will repave it from milepost 57 to 67. Bids have not been awarded for either project yet and the milepost 57 to 67 project is still in the design phase, Beggs said.

Another project ADOT is working on is a project to increase the flow of traffic at the Interstate 40 and Beale Street interchange in Kingman. ADOT will hold a meeting on this project at 6 p.m. on Sept. 14 at the Kingman branch of Mohave Community College, Room 200F, 1971 Jagerson Ave.

ADOT first brought the project before the public in March 2008. At that time, the department had eight possible ways to route traffic from I-40 to U.S. 93 and improve the traffic flow at the I-40/ Beale Street interchange.

The department has seen an increase in traffic congestion at the I-40/Beale Street interchange.

After listening to concerns from residents in March 2008 and studying the possible routes, the department has narrowed the scope of the study to two possible corridors. One corridor would improve the current interchange area, possibly widening the area and adding a second, elevated highway area.

The second corridor would run slightly to the north of the current interchange.

The department is only studying potential routes. It does not have an exact route planned out for each corridor yet and it is not eliminating all of the possible routes just yet.

For more information on this project visit, www.azdot.gov/We