The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan ahead for lane restrictions on State Route 89 in Prescott between Deep Well Ranch Road and State Route 89A beginning Friday, June 15 and remaining in place until June 2019.

Contractors are scheduled to begin widening the current two-lane roadway to a four-lane divided highway with a raised center median. The project includes a new roundabout at Perkins Drive, additional widening under the SR 89A overpass to accommodate left-turn movements in both directions, sound walls and new sidewalks. Additionally, James Lane will be constructed, tying in to the west onto the new Willow Creek Road realignment.

During construction, one lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction except during short-term temporary periods when lane restrictions will be controlled by flaggers. Residential and business access will be maintained throughout construction.

Drivers should allow extra travel time and plan for delays while construction is underway or consider alternate routes. Drivers are asked to use caution, obey posted speed limits and traffic control devices and use caution around construction personnel equipment.

The project is scheduled to be completed by summer 2019. Learn more and sign up to receive project alerts by email on the project webpage