PRESCOTT – More than a year of construction – along with the accompanying lower speeds, lane closures, and heavy equipment – is in store for drivers on Highway 89 north of Prescott.
Three separate projects, totaling more than $21 million, are in various stages of construction and bidding, with the final project expected to run until at least late 2018.
Currently, crews are working on two City of Prescott projects: a $5.1 million road widening and Phippen roundabout project; and a $2.3 million Sundog trunk main sewer line installation running along the highway. Both are affecting highway traffic.
Still to come is the Arizona Department of Transportation’s $14 million-to-$15 million widening on about a mile and a half of Highway 89 between Deep Well Ranch Road and the Highway 89A interchange.
That long-awaited project will connect the four-lane section south of Chino Valley with the City of Prescott’s ongoing widening to four lanes in the Phippen area.
The city’s widening/Phippen roundabout project takes in about one mile, running from just south of the Highway 89A interchange to just south of the Phippen Museum.
The Prescott City Council awarded a $5,134,777 contract to Asphalt Paving & Supply in late July, and construction got under way in the past month.