Bridge work closes 89 north of Paulden on Friday at 9 PM
If you’ll be traveling on Highway 89 between I-40 and Prescott, change your time of travel or consider an alternate route. Bridge work at Hell Canyon 13 miles north of Chino Valley requires a closure that starts at 9 tonight. ADOT officials say pouring the concrete deck is one of the final steps in readying the new more than 14 million dollar bridge scheduled to open to traffic in mid-June. The 665 foot long, 2 lane bridge will replace the one built in 1954. It will feature wider travel lanes to accommodate heavier loads. Alternate routes include I-17 and I-40 through Flagstaff or Highway 93. The closure is scheduled to be in effect until 1 tomorrow morning. Meanwhile, delays are expected on Highway 89 in the Yarnell area from 10 to 11 tomorrow morning. Traffic will be reduced to 1 lane and guided through town by a pilot car. This restriction is due to the Yarnell Days Parade.
Letter Carriers hold a Food Drive
Help stamp out hunger as part of a spring food drive. Tomorrow is the Letter Carriers’ Food Drive and residents are asked to bag non-perishable food items such as canned soup, vegetables, pasta, cereal and rice and place them by their mailboxes. These items will be collected by mail carriers throughout the Prescott Quad city area for delivery to local food banks. David Barnard with Prescott Community Cupboard says food drives like this are helpful. Barnard explains the need for food for those less fortunate has no season. Food and monetary donations can also be dropped off at Safeway stores on Highway 89 in Chino Valley, on Willow Creek Road in Prescott and Highway 69 in Prescott Valley during a live remote from 10 to 1 tomorrow on Cattle Country, 94.3 and 103.1 FM KDDL.
It’s the 38th Annual Whiskey Row Marathon
A long running Prescott tradition will take place this weekend for a good cause. The 38th annual Whiskey Row Marathon starts at 6 tomorrow morning on Montezuma Street in front of the Palace Restaurant and Saloon. The route continues on Goodwin, Summit, Gurley, Hassayampa Village Lane, Copper Basin Road and onto a forest service dirt road to Thumb Butte Park.
The half-marathon follows at 7, the 2 Mile Fun Run and Walk is at 7:15 and the 10K is at 7:20. About 1900 runners from across the country are expected to participate in this event. Race packet pick-up and late registration takes place at the Prescott YMCA on Whipple Street from 3 to 8 tonight and at Matt’s Saloon on Whiskey Row from 5 to 7:30 tomorrow morning. Race proceeds go to the Prescott YMCA Scholarship Fund.