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State Route 260 widening project in Verde Valley nears halfway point

Project improving 9 miles is on track for completion by fall 2018
December 21, 2017

PHOENIX – An Arizona Department of Transportation project improving 9 miles of State Route 260 between Interstate 17 and Thousand Trails Road in the Verde Valley is on schedule and 40 percent complete.

SR 260-Bridge WorkCome fall 2018, this stretch of SR 260 will be a divided four-lane highway with seven roundabouts at major intersections, improving traffic flow while increasing capacity and safety.

Crews have installed a temporary traffic signal at Cherry Creek Road that will allow for completion of one roundabout. Work is also underway on roundabouts at Horseshoe Bend Drive, Coury Drive, Thousand Trails Road and two future connections with SR 260.

In addition to roundabout work, crews continue to construct a bridge at Cherry Creek Road. A concrete deck pour for the new bridge is scheduled for early next year.

Pavement has been laid on the new eastbound lanes of SR 260 from I-17 to Coury Drive.

Two lanes of traffic will be maintained throughout the project. Drivers through the area should slow down and watch for workers and lane shifts in the work zone.

Real-time highway conditions are available on ADOT’s Arizona Traveler Information site at, by calling 511 and through ADOT’s Twitter feed, @ArizonaDOT. When a freeway closure or other major traffic event occurs, our free app available at will send critical information directly to app users in affected areas – where possible, in advance of alternate routes.

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De acuerdo con el título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964 y la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA por sus siglas en inglés), el Departamento de Transporte de Arizona (ADOT por sus siglas en inglés) no discrimina por raza, color, nacionalidad, edad, género o discapacidad.  Personas que requieren asistencia (dentro de lo razonable) ya sea por el idioma o por discapacidad deben ponerse en contacto con la Oficina de Derechos Civiles en Las solicitudes deben hacerse lo más pronto posible para asegurar que el equipo encargado del proyecto tenga la oportunidad de hacer los arreglos necesarios.