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SR 69 improvements in Prescott Valley will boost safety, traffic flow

SR 69 improvements in Prescott Valley will boost safety, traffic flow

April 16, 2020

PHOENIX – To enhance safety and accommodate growth in Prescott Valley, the Arizona Department of Transportation will make improvements along 2.2 miles of State Route 69 between Navajo Drive and Enterprise Parkway. 

Starting Monday, April 20, crews will begin constructing a raised median along the corridor. The project also includes initial work for a future traffic signal at Mendecino Drive and future improvements at Truwood Drive, both of which intersect with SR 69 in this stretch.

“This project will continue the agency’s work to smooth traffic flow in a growing area such as central Yavapai County,” said Alvin Stump, district engineer for ADOT’s Northwest District. “In recent years, we have adjusted the traffic signal timing, which cut down on travel times through the corridor, and now we look to build on that with this safety project.”

Drivers should plan for lane restrictions from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Sunday through Thursday nights. All lanes will be open during daytime and weekend hours and holidays.

Raised medians have been shown to reduce crashes by up to 40 percent in urban areas according to an analysis by the Federal Highway Administration.

The traffic signal at Mendecino Drive will be completed in a future project.