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ADOT says street lights will begin to appear this month

Sedona Red Rock News of Sedona, Arizona

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Continuous roadway lighting will begin to appear along State Route 89A as early as the end of January.

According to a Tuesday, Jan. 17, email from Arizona Department of Transportation Community Relations Manager Bill Pederson, the lighting will be the first phase of the project.

"Construction will start on the State Route 89A roadway and safety improvements project by the end of this month. The roadway lighting will be constructed first, followed by the traffic signal at Andante Drive, and then the paving in late spring and summer," Pederson wrote in his email.

Work on the safety improvements, which includes the continuous roadway lighting, will be performed by Combs Construction during the day with little traffic impact expected.

Lane restrictions will be in place periodically, however, at the beginning of the project. Further lane restrictions will come when the repaving portion of the project begins on the' three miles of road, located from Arroyo Pinon Drive to just west of State Route 179.

The paving is expected to begin in late spring and summer. ADOT crews plan to complete the project by late summer.

Continuous roadway lighting will be installed from Dry Creek Road to Airport Road.

City of Sedona staff could not be reached for comment on the roadway lighting by press time.

Other State Route 89A projects are currently under way as well, including a drainage project in West Sedona and the addition of a lane on the n6rthbound portion of State Route 89A near the Sedona Shadows subdivision just south of the city limits.

Crews with CPC Construction, the firm hired by the city for the State Route 89A drainage project, are expected to be on scene for at least two more weeks as they perform additional work on both sides of the roadway, but the lanes are not expected to close again.

The lane addition near Sedona Shadows began Dec. 12. ADOT crews are working to add a lane on the northbound side of the roadway for approximately a quarter of mile.

The lane is designed to allow vehicles a chance to come up to speed before they enter traffic on the roadway. ADOT crews are allowing 130 working days to complete the project.

Combs Construction, which will also install the continuous roadway lighting, will complete the work.

Mackenzie Kirby, spokeswoman for ADOT, said work is expected to wrap up in March on the lane addition project.

Original Publication Date: January 18, 2012

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