The public meeting for the SR 260 Widening Project was held on May 20 in Camp Verde.
Construction is slated to begin in the spring of 2017 to convert SR 260 into a four-lane divided highway.
The Arizona Department of Transportation, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration, hosted a public information meeting on Wednesday, May 20 in Camp Verde to discuss the upcoming SR 260 widening project.
The $62 million safety improvement project in Yavapai County will upgrade a nine-mile segment of SR 260 from a two-lane roadway to a four-lane, modern divided highway east of Cottonwood, between Thousand Trails Road and the I-17 junction in Camp Verde (mileposts 209-218).
This project is the final step in transforming SR 260 into a continuous four-lane divided highway between the I-17 / SR 260 junction and Cottonwood to enhance safety and improve traffic flow for the Greater Verde Valley area, which includes the communities of Cottonwood, Clarkdale, Jerome, Sedona and Camp Verde.
The project will include the construction of seven full-access roundabout intersections at Thousand Trails Road, Coury Drive, Cherry Creek Road, Horseshoe Bend Drive, Wilshire Road and two new locations to accommodate future traffic demands and provide a safe corridor for future commercial and residential development in the area.
The May 20 meeting was held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. (with a presentation at 6 p.m.) at the Cliff Castle Casino Hotel, 555 Middle Verde Rd. in Camp Verde. Members of the project team were made available to provide information, answer questions and discuss the project.