Northcentral District Projects

State Route 260 Widening Between Thousand Trails and Interstate 17

Paving work on State Route 260 to resume April 17
Crews return after winter shutdown to complete final paving work

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers on SR 260 near Camp Verde to plan for delays as crews apply final paving to the new four-lane divided highway between Camp Verde and Cottonwood, west of Interstate 17.

The $62 million project was primarily complete last fall before heading into winter shutdown, with construction completed on seven roundabout intersections with two lanes in each direction separated by a median and a new bridge over Cherry Creek near Cherry Creek Road.

On April 17, crews will return to apply the final layer of pavement to the roadway. This work and other final project elements will require lane closures and reduced speeds through the end of June. After paving is complete, crews will complete recessed pavement markings, surface coating on roundabouts and roadway shoulders, and rumble strips. The project is scheduled for completion in early June.

SR 260 improvement project begins near Camp Verde
Nine miles will become four-lane divided highway west of I-17

To enhance safety and improve traffic flow in a growing area of the Verde Valley, the Arizona Department of Transportation started upgrading nine miles of State Route 260 to four-lane divided highway between Camp Verde and Cottonwood west of Interstate 17.

The $62 million project, which began in early March, will create seven roundabout intersections at Thousand Trails Road, Coury Drive, Cherry Creek Road, Horseshoe Bend Drive, Wilshire Road and two locations that will accommodate future development.

The work will pick up from the two miles of divided highway that stretch from the edge of Cottonwood down to Thousand Trails Road and also tie in to the roundabout construction on SR 260 east of I-17 at Industrial Drive, a busy commercial area of Camp Verde.

“Once completed, the project will provide safer and easier travel for local residents and visitors in the Verde Valley region,” said Alvin Stump, district engineer for ADOT’s Northwest District.

Crews will start just west of I-17 at Wilshire Road and will begin dirt excavation. One travel lane in each direction, the current number, will be maintained throughout the project. ADOT will work to keep drivers up to date on any necessary closures or restrictions. 

The project is expected to be completed in approximately 18 months.

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