Expect delays on Highway 89A between Willow Creek Road in Prescott and Robert Road in Prescott Valley starting tonight. Crack seal work is scheduled to occur from 7 pm to 5 am through this Thursday. Eighty-nine A will be narrowed to 1 lane in each direction while work is underway and the speed limit will be reduced from 45 miles per hour to 35 miles per hour. Meanwhile, paving on Highway 89 is now complete. With this work finished between the Highway 89A and Pioneer Parkway Interchange and the Granite Dells, City of Prescott crews will be installing sign and light pole foundations, fencing and temporary striping along the project corridor. Work hours are 7 am to 7 pm today through Saturday.
CYMPO new campaign on distracted driving
The Central Yavapai Metropolitan Planning Organization is working to reduce fatalities and serious injuries on all public roads in Yavapai County. Organization officials say in today’s day and age, drivers face many more distractions than ever before. Distracted driving isn’t limited to cell phone use, but other distractions such as eating, drinking beverages, reading or interacting with other people in the vehicle. The Organization’s Executive Board has approved the kickoff of a yearlong distracted driving education campaign. This campaign will include online targeted videos, Facebook newsfeeds and outreach to the public about the dangers of distracted driving. Organization officials are reminding everyone when they are behind the wheel, job number one is driving, so don’t get distracted and help make this a successful campaign in Yavapai County.