PHOENIX – After a wet and cold fall that forced an early winter hiatus, the Arizona Department of Transportation is set to return later this month to complete a State Route 260 widening project that will enhance travel and mobility between Camp Verde and Cottonwood.
Starting April 17, crews will begin laying the final layer of asphalt along the widened 9-mile stretch of SR 260. Paving will take about two weeks and require lane closures in each direction while crews work.
After paving is complete, crews will add permanent lane stripes, rumble strips and pavement reflectors. In all, the work is expected to take about six weeks.
The $62 million project widened SR 260 between Interstate 17 and Thousand Trails Road to a four-lane divided highway and added seven roundabouts to major intersections, including two new locations for future development.
The widening project also added a multiuse path between Wilshire and Cherry Creek roads and a new bridge over Cherry Creek.
For more information on this project, visit azdot.gov/projects and click on North Central District.