ADOT: Roundabout will improve safety, traffic flow in Camp Verde near I-17

CAMP VERDE – A roundabout project on SR 260 just east of Interstate 17 will enhance safety, and help visitors and residents better navigate a busy commercial area in Camp Verde, according to a news release from Arizona Department of Transportation.

The roundabout will be where SR 260 intersects with Industrial Drive, said ADOT, in an area where many travelers pull over for gasoline, grab a bite to eat, or a drink a cup of coffee.

The improvement will keep traffic flowing smoothly in all directions, the release stated, as well as in and out of businesses. At present, traffic on Industrial Drive can only make right turns onto SR 260, while those on SR 260 can wait in long left-turn bays to get to businesses or turn around, said ADOT.

The project, which will begin in the coming weeks and is set for completion in the spring, also will add sidewalks on the north side of SR 260 between Cliffs Parkway and Main Street, and on the south side of SR 260 between Seventh Street and Main Street, according to the release.

Project overview

ADOT will begin construction on two projects in Camp Verde beginning this fall.

-Two-lane roundabout at State Route 260

-Industrial Drive Sidewalks on State Route 260 (mileposts 220 – 221):

-North side between Cliffs Parkway and Main

-South side between 7th Street and Main Street

During construction, traffic may be restricted and delays can be anticipated through the project area as temporary lane closures and detours are in place. Access to properties will be maintained at all times during construction. Drivers should proceed through the work zone with caution, slow down and watch for construction equipment and personnel.

What to expect

-Construction to begin October 2016

-Traffic could be reduced to one lane

-Temporary detours could be required

-Property access will be maintained during construction

-Construction scheduled for completion spring 2017

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