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Bill's Newscast: Road Closure

09 February 2018  

Road closure in Cottonwood.

Cottonwood road closure

If you’ll be traveling in the Cottonwood area next week, be aware of a road closure that starts Monday.  Drivers traveling on South 6th Street between Highway 89A and Mingus Avenue can expect a complete road closure of 6th Street at Brian Mickelsen Parkway to Mingus Avenue.  The closure starts at 7 Monday morning and runs through February 26th.  Those who will be traveling in the area are asked to use Brian Mickelsen Parkway or Aspen Street as a detour around the closure.  City of Cottonwood officials say all businesses will remain open during construction.  This work follows construction that caused a closure of 7th Street in that same area last month.   


Prescott residents interested in serving on a board or commission have until 5 tonight to get their applications turned in.   The City has a number of terms that run through March 2020.  The exception is the Industry Development Authority, which runs through November 2024.  The original application deadline was January 31st, but it has been extended to today.  Members are appointed by the Prescott City Council.  If there are more applicants than seats, the Council Subcommittee for Appointments will review applications and may conduct interviews with the candidates for appointment recommendations.  Any current board or commission members whose terms expire this month must submit a new application.  For more information, call the Prescott City Clerk’s office at 777-1272.   

New bridge at Cherry Creek between Camp Verde and Cottonwood

Highway 260 between Camp Verde and Cottonwood is taking shape.  ADOT crews in Camp Verde have completed a new bridge at Cherry Creek.  This is part of a 62 million dollar project that has reached the halfway point and is on track for completion by the year’s end.  Work is ongoing on 7 roundabout intersections between I-17 and Thousand Trails Road.  Last month, crews poured 320 cubic yards of concrete to complete the deck of the bridge, which has 3 spans of almost 100 feet each, is 48 feet wide and about 15 feet above Cherry Creek.  It will connect the new eastbound lanes of Highway 260 and help carry more traffic.  

Grass fire in Chino Valley

A reminder of dry conditions in the area, as a grass fire in Chino Valley burns one third of an acre.  Yesterday afternoon Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority crews responded to the fire in the 900 block of Reed Road.  Flames spread quickly but crews were able to contain the blaze before it involved any structures.   The fire started when a homeowner was attempting to mow the grass and a spark ignited the grass.   Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority officials say the lack of rain this winter has caused the area to be extremely dry, so be careful.  If you pull a trailer, check the chains so they don’t drag and create a spark and don’t park in dry grass.   

Bill Monroe, KQNA News, 1130 AM

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