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ADOT to hold SR 260 expansion project hearing on May 20

CAMP VERDE - On Wednesday, May 20, the Arizona Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting to discuss the SR 260 expansion project that will widen the highway to four lanes. ADOT spokesman Dustin Krugel said the project team will be present to answer questions.

"The project team will describing the kind of work that will be going on with the project during the meeting, as well as presenting maps for the public to view to see what the work will look like and where it will be located," Krugel said. "Also they will be able to expand on a timeline, which we are hoping will be next year around spring time."

The $62 million safety improvement project will upgrade a nine-mile segment of SR 260 from a two-lane highway to a four-lane highway from Thousand Trails Road in Cottonwood to I-17 in Camp Verde. ADOT says that this project will enhance safety and improve the traffic flow for the communities of Cottonwood, Clarkdale, Jerome, Sedona and Camp Verde.

The project will include the addition of seven roundabout intersections at Thousand Trails Road, Coury Drive, Cherry Creek Road, Horseshoe Bend Drive, Wilshire Road and two other locations that will accommodate future traffic demands.

This meeting will be held at Cliff Castle Casino Hotel, located at 555 Middle Verde Road in Camp Verde and will start at 5:30 p.m.

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