Thursday, February 14, 2008

Construction finally starts on Wickenburg bypass

[Source: Wickenburg Sun] -- Construction is scheduled to begin this week on the Wickenburg Interim Bypass, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. The project will provide a new roadway that avoids the historic downtown, following the west bank of the Hassayampa River. When completed, the new roadway will divert regional traffic from the Wickenburg Way/Tegner Street intersection, relieving congestion and improving traffic flow on US 93 and US 60. The project will include constructing two roundabouts, a new roadway embankment that will provide flood protection to adjacent properties, and new bridges across the Hassayampa River and Sols Wash. Landscaping and other aesthetic features will be installed at the new entrance to the historic district, creating a unique, inviting gateway to Wickenburg. [Note: To read the full article, click here.]