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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Detour Monday on AZ260 east of Star Valley

Traffic to move onto temporary roadway Tuesday morning

PRESCOTT – The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) will pave a temporary detour on Arizona State Route 260, east of Star Valley from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday (Aug. 2). The detour will be in place while a section of the existing roadway is excavated.

During paving, SR 260 will be restricted to one lane with delays up to 15 minutes. Flaggers and a pilot car will guide vehicles through the work zone in alternating directions. Traffic will be switched to the detour Tuesday morning after the pavement has been striped.

Drivers should allow extra time to reach their destinations. Speed limits are reduced and a width restriction of 10 feet is in place. Message boards, temporary barricades and signage will guide motorists through the work zone.

ADOT advises drivers to slow down, be alert for workers and heavy equipment, and anticipate delays as construction continues until fall 2011 to widen the two-lane roadway to a four-lane divided highway.

Information about the project is available by calling 1-877-521-1118. Sign up for weekly construction e-updates by sending an e-mail to prescottdistrictupdates@azdot.gov.

ADOT strives to inform the public about planned roadway restrictions, but during any construction project there is a possibility that unscheduled closures or restrictions may occur. Visit ADOT’s Travel Information Site at www.az511.gov or call 5-1-1 for the most current information about restrictions statewide.

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