Camp Verde highway construction makes progress<br><i>Exit ramp to open Friday</i>

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) and contractor Ames Construction are continuing work on the $25.5 million widening and alignment of Arizona 260 in Camp Verde.

The project includes an improved overpass at Interstate 17 and at the Verde River. The work will result in 260 becoming a four-lane divided highway from milepost 218 to 223.

The new southbound exit ramp from I-17 to Arizona 260 will open to traffic Oct. 10. Motorists should be alert for traffic control changes at the intersection.

Also be alert for a traffic lane switch and traffic-control changes during the week of Oct. 6 at the intersection of 260 and Industrial Drive, just south of the I-17 interchange. Eastbound and westbound traffic will be detoured onto a portion of the new Arizona 260.

Industrial Drive will be closed for milling and repaving. Motorists are asked to follow the designated detour signs for this closure and to watch for construction workers and equipment in the area.

Homestead will be used for all access to the businesses at the 260/Industrial Drive intersection as well as those located on Industrial Drive.

Intermittent road closures will continue throughout the week on Quarterhorse Lane at the new 260 alignment for grading and repaving. Be alert for detour signs, some slowing of traffic and driving on an unpaved surface as this work is completed.

These intermittent closures will occur during the daytime hours to ensure motorists’ safety. The road will be open in the evening and nighttime hours.

Also continuing is the Main Street Enhancement Project from Arnold Street to Nichols Street. There will be some traffic slowing as Arizona Public Service works on setting light pole bases along Main Street.

In case of inclement weather, construction delays may occur. For more information, call toll-free (800) 340-5240.

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