A project to widen the only remaining two-lane segment of Coronado Drive began last week and work will continue for more than two months.
Local contractor KE&G Construction was awarded the project contract and anticipates wrapping up work in May. Until then, motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians should expect workers to be present on the stretch of Coronado Drive running from Busby Drive to Crestwood Drive on weekdays from about 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Workers are currently concentrated at the intersection of Golf Links Road and Coronado Drive, as signal pole foundations are excavated and existing handicap ramps are removed on the east side of the roadway. When needed, workers are assisting with traffic flow and safety by directing motorists through the four-way stop.
In the course of the next two weeks, KE&G anticipates performing site grading, curb and gutter construction, and electrical trenching. The work schedule is subject to change due to weather and the delivery of materials.
“This is a heavily-used stretch of Coronado Drive that sees some traffic congestion during daily rush hours due to its current two-lane setup,” says Angela Dixon-Maher, the City engineer overseeing the project. “This project will improve traffic flow and prepare the area to meet future needs when a nearby development moves forward.”
In addition to widening the roadway to four lanes, the project includes the installation of traffic signals at the Coronado Drive intersections with Busby Drive and Golf Links Drive. This will help prevent congestion and improve safety.
Pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists are advised to avoid traveling through the construction activity when possible. When passing through the area, please use caution, pay attention to all warning signs, and stay clear of any construction equipment.
Updates on where the work is concentrated and any traffic restrictions that may be in place will be provided on the “City of Sierra Vista” facebook page and “@SierraVistaAZ” on Twitter as needed.
For more information about the project, contact the Public Works Department at (520) 458-5775 and ask for the project engineer, Angela Dixon-Maher.