Work on the Jerome retaining wall project is scheduled to be completed by the end of this week. Arizona Department of Transportation crews are scheduled to patch the roadway where the work was performed and remove traffic control barriers and the temporary traffic signal. When the temporary signal is removed, the Highway 89A roadway adjacent to the repaired wall will be fully open to vehicles traveling between Prescott and Jerome. This work is weather dependent, and in the event that the project schedules are postponed, the roadway will be opened as soon as possible during the week of November 9th. ADOT is currently evaluating a second wall 100 feet south of the current retaining wall work. With crews in the area, this is a good opportunity to make repairs to the second wall. Should this work proceed, traffic restrictions will be required.
Glassford Hill Road paving is continuing in Prescott Valley. Traffic will be reduced to one lane to provide a safe work zone. There will be temporary flagging through the construction zone to allow trucks and machinery to access the roadway. While crews are working, roads that intersect with Glassford Hill Road may be temporarily closed during paving. A clearly marked detour, as well as temporary signage and message boards will be in place to direct motorists safely through the work zone. Motorists are asked not to follow trucks behind barricades and allow extra time to reach their destinations. This project is a joint effort between the Arizona Department of Transportation and the Town of Prescott Valley and is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
The Prescott Valley Charter School’s Youth Chamber will host a community blood drive tomorrow. The drive runs from 9 to 2 at the school’s multi-purpose room on Lorna Lane, off Mendecino Drive and highway 69. Other drives this week will be held from 3 to 7 today at the Coyote Springs Elementary School gymnasium on Highway 89A, on Thursday from 1 to 6 at the Yavapai Regional Medical Center Thumb Butte room on Willow Creek Road in Prescott, on Friday from 7 am to 12:30 pm at the Mingus Union High School small gym in Cottonwood and on Saturday from 8 to 1 at the Prescott Church of the Nazarene Fellowship Hall on Willow Creek Road.
To make an appointment to donate blood, call 1-877-448-4483 or go online to unitedbloodservicesAZ.org.
The Arizona Sundogs got a treat on Friday night, but they got tricked on Saturday. Rio Grande Valley grabbed an early 1 to nothing lead before Arizona took a 2 to 1 lead. Defenseman Matt Hanson scored 2 goals in the 4 to 2 win and Torren DelForte extended his point streak to 5 games with a goal and assist. On Saturday, the Sundogs concluded their 4 game road trip against the Corpus Christi Ice Rayz. Corpus Christi took a 3 to nothing lead before DelForte scored in the 2nd period. He helped Arizona get within one in the closing minutes of the game, but the comeback effort fell short as Arizona fell 3 to 2. The Sundogs now return home for 5 straight at Tim’s Toyota Center starting Wednesday against the Laredo Bucks.
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