Roadwork & Utility Improvements in the City of Prescott
Repairs to the roundabout on Prescott Lakes Parkway get underway starting today and continue through Thursday. While City of Prescott Street Maintenance crews are making repairs, access to the Yavapai County Juvenile Justice Center will be closed to northbound traffic from 7 am to 3 pm. Traffic will be moving through the roundabout and access will be available from the southbound lanes. Use of alternate routes is encouraged whenever possible. Meanwhile, on the Highway 89 widening project, box culvert extension work is taking place this week. In addition to this work, crews will be installing new water line and storm drain near the future roundabout in the Phippen Museum area. Work is taking place from 7 am to 7 pm today through Saturday between the Highway 89A and Pioneer Parkway Interchange and Granite Dells. The extension work is being done in advance of road widening.
The City of Prescott is making some utility improvements. The City and its contractor, Schofield Civil Construction are starting a utility upgrade project this week. The Zone 12 Project includes construction of a new pump station for water services at the corner of Pioneer Parkway and Willow Creek Road. City officials say once installed, the new pump station will give the City’s Water Operations Department the ability to divert water throughout multiple zones, ultimately improving system reliability for all users. It will use airport area production facilities to supplement the Chino Valley Water Product Facility. No service interruptions are anticipated as part of this utility upgrade project. Work is scheduled for completion in winter of next year.
Dewey-Humboldt residents talk zoning
Dewey-Humboldt area residents can share their comments on a zoning map and land use changes at 6:30 tonight. Town Council is hosting public hearings on these items at Town Hall on Highway 69. The zoning map change from residential to commercial use involves more than 18 acres at Highway 169 and South Foothill Drive. The property has been used in the past as the Cherry Creek Ranch Event Center and it’s expected to continue. A land use change is also being proposed in that same area from residential to community core usage. There has been concern by residents over the property being used for an industrial diesel shop and the remaining parcels being sold to commercial developers. The Dewey-Humboldt Planning and Zoning Commission held public hearings on the changes 2 weeks ago.
CV Town Council to consider food truck court
The Chino Valley Town Council meets at 6 tonight to discuss a food truck court. According to Town Associate Planner Alex Lerma, the applicant intends to have a split retail operation. An existing business, Sunshine Vapors is located on Highway 89. The food truck court will be located on a portion of that property at the corner of Road 1 North. Four to 6 independent food truck operators will lease individual spots on site and they will be open to the public from 10 am to 5 pm weekdays. Sunshine Vapors would be used as an onsite commissary. The Chino Valley Town Council meeting will be held at Town Hall, located on Highway 89.
Updated signs in Prescott Valley
Drivers in Prescott Valley may notice new street safety signs around town. The Town has entered into Phase 3 of a project to replace regulatory signs. Prescott Valley Public Works Director Norm Davis explains these signs usually last a long time. Public Works officials check signs to see if they’ve been baked by the sun so they can be replaced.