Road Work Causes Closure in Yavapai County
- Road work will be at the intersection of Ponderosa Park Road and SR 89, 1.5 miles south of Prescott
- Plan for delays and for extra time
- Work should take approximately 2 weeks
- This is the first phase of this project
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This project looks like it will be gnarly for drivers to negotiate.
The Yavapai County Public Works Department working in conjunction with the Prescott National Forest, will be performing road work at the intersection of Ponderosa Park Road (C101) and SR 89, approximately 1.5 miles South of Prescott. (Between mile markers 307 and 306)
Yavapai County Public Works Director, Dan Cherry said, “We know any road closure is an inconvenience, but if you plan on minor delays and allow for extra time when traveling through construction areas, everyone will get where they are going safely.” Mr. Cherry went on to explain, “This work is being done as part of a larger project to rebuild Ponderosa Park Road. This is the beginning of a project that will start back up in early 2022.”
Construction will mandate road closures of the Left- turn lane of SR 89 onto Ponderosa Park Road as well as the closure of Ponderosa Park Road from SR 89 to Forest Road (FR) 64. Access for residents and Emergency personnel will be at Indian Creek Road (C102). Attached is a map of road closures and detour signs. The County will be continuously monitoring the condition of Indian Creek Road and other County maintained roads in the area to ensure a well-maintained driving surface of the entire detour route.
Work is scheduled to begin on November 16 and continue for approximately two weeks.
This project is being completed in two parts in order to reduce the overall amount of time traffic will need to be rerouted from SR 89 away from Ponderosa Park Road. Work to reconstruct (from SR 89 to north of FR 64) and overlay (resurface) Ponderosa Park Road will begin in the first quarter of 2022. More details of this future improvement project and traffic restrictions shall be announced on a later date.
During construction motorists are expected to respect and follow temporary traffic control measures, which may include but not limited to temporary traffic signs and signals and flagging operations. For more information on this project please visit https://yavapaiaz.gov/publicworks. Click Here for an interactive map of ongoing road work in Yavapai County.
Attachments: Road Closure and Detour Map, Sr 89 and Ponderosa Park Road closure.