Coyote Pass work starts Sunday

KINGMAN - Stop us if you've heard this one before.

The Arizona Department of Transportation plans to repave the Coyote Pass section of U.S. 93 from 4 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday through Thursday.

Seriously.

Banner headlines weeks ago announced the start of construction, and motorists tired of the bumpy, choppy ride were greeted by signs announcing the work - and not much else.

This time it's for real, according to ADOT.

Paving begins at the northern boundary of Kingman and proceeds to the Highway 68 traffic interchange. Motorists should expect brief delays and intermittent lane closures throughout the work zone.

The work is part of a 7.5-mile repaving and improvement project to create a smoother ride for travelers on U.S. 93 from Grandview Avenue in downtown Kingman to Ranch Road near So-Hi Estates.

The project includes repaving the traffic interchange ramps on Highway 68 north of Kingman, and installing new curb and sidewalk on Beale Street.

Preliminary work began in late August at the Johnson Wash Bridge in downtown Kingman.

Traffic will continue to be restricted in this area through mid-September, as crews remove and replace the existing bridge railing.

The original paving schedule was postponed due to an equipment malfunction at the material pit, but the issues have been resolved and a second paving shift has been added to maintain the schedule and complete the project by November.

Drivers should slow down and proceed through the work zone with caution while staying alert for construction equipment and personnel.

For more information about this project, visit www.azdot.gov/US93GrandviewtoRanch or contact ADOT's local Community Relations Officer Michele Beggs, at (928) 681-6054 or mbeggs@azdot.gov.