Today: Jan 23 , 2020

Bill's Newscast: Rain and Road Construction

Road construction and rain expected in Northern Arizona.

Repairs are scheduled on Northern Arizona roads after damaging winter storms.

ADOT crews will be repairing Northern Arizona roads damaged by winter storms this week, so watch for delays. Crews plan on laying asphalt over existing pavement to smooth sections of I-40 about 10 miles from the City of Williams. Patchwork and asphalt overlays will also continue on Highway 89A in Oak Creek Canyon. ADOT officials say potholes can pop up quickly when moisture seeps into and below asphalt, which in Northern Arizona can be stressed by the combination of freezing overnight temperatures and daytime thawing. Add heavy traffic and this stressed pavement can break away. ADOT has 2 projects scheduled to start later this year along I-40 that will add a new layer of asphalt in both directions.

Winter weather to return briefly this week.

It’s the first day of Spring, but it could feel like Winter later this week. After warm weather today, there’s a chance of rain mid-week. National Weather Service meteorologist Chris Breckenridge says temperatures will also drop. There’s a chance of showers and thunderstorms forecast in the Prescott area Wednesday and Thursday. Dry conditions are expected Friday and most of Saturday with another low pressure system possibly affecting the area Saturday night.

Intersection expansion taking place this spring.

It’s going to be easier to get around the Glassford Hill Road and Long Look Drive intersection in Prescott Valley. The town will be expanding the intersection over the next few months. Prescott Valley Public Works Director Norm Davis says Town Council will consider this project on Thursday. Davis explains this project helps Yavapai College. Davis adds there will be a left turn in at one section, but no left turn out. Earth Resources Corporation has submitted the low bid of 2.5 million dollars for this project.


Bill Monroe, KQNA News, 1130 AM

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