Bill's Newscast: Groundbreaking & CWAG Forum

06 August 2016  
Groundbreaking at Bob Edwards Park

Overnight delays on Highway 69
Watch for overnight delays on Highway 69.  ADOT crews will begin work this Sunday on Highway 69 in Prescott Valley between Highway 169 and Mendecino Drive.  During the first week of construction, crews will start at the 169 and 69 intersection and work northbound.  Work hours are Sunday through Thursday nights between 8 pm and 6 am.  Traffic will be reduced to 1 lane during work hours.  This nearly 4 million dollar project includes guardrail replacements and new asphalt, curbs and gutters, striping, sidewalks and ramps.

Football scrimmage causes delays on Highway 260
If you’re heading up to the Payson area on Highway 260 this weekend, expect delays due to a football scrimmage.  The eastbound lanes between Kohl’s Ranch and Christopher Creek 15 miles from the Town of Payson will be closed from 10 tonight to 10 tomorrow night to allow parking along a portion of the highway.  A large crowd is expected to attend Arizona State University’s annual Camp Tontozona football scrimmage.  Motorists not stopping at Camp Tontozona will be directed to use a lane on the westbound side of the highway with the speed limit reduced in both directions.  ADOT is asking those attending the scrimmage to obey the speed limit and follow signs and message boards to the designated parking area.  More information on the scrimmage and practices at Camp Tontozona is available at thesundevils.com.

Construction starts this weekend on new park.
Construction on Prescott Valley’s newest park starts tomorrow. A groundbreaking for Bob Edwards Park at Long Look and Viewpoint Drives is scheduled for 9 tomorrow morning.  Design for the park was completed in 2008, but plans were shelved until sufficient development impact fees could be received.  Those fees are now available and last month, Town Council approved a 1.2 million dollar construction contract with CLM Earthmovers.  Capital Projects Coordinator Kimberly Moon says last night, Council approved a piece of the park. Moon describes the next steps in the construction process. The park will include a lighted natural turf athletic field, walking path, trees and landscaping.  Full use of the park is expected by next spring or early summer.

Candidates speak on water
Hear from the candidates running for the House and Senate and Yavapai County Board of Supervisors.  The Citizens Water Advocacy Group is hosting a Candidate Forum and Panel Discussion on water issues from 10 to noon tomorrow.  Attendees can meet with the candidates at 9:30.  Spokeswoman Leslie Hoy describes the format for the forum. Hoy says water is an important issue in the upcoming elections. The forum and discussion will be held at the Granite Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation Sanctuary building, located on Sunset Avenue in Prescott.

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