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Road improvements on SR 260 from I-17 to Thousand Trails Road are expected to take about 18 months to complete, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation website. (Photos by Bill Helm)

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Road Work Ahead: Allow ‘additional travel time’ during SR 260 improvement project (with videos)

For the next 18 or so months, Verde Valley residents may benefit from using Arizona Department of Transportation’s website more than they usually do, as traffic alerts pertaining to ADOT’s $62 million road widening and roundabout project on SR 260 will help keep motorists in tune with road delays, possibly even detours.