Williamson Valley News

Williamson Valley Road Safety Improvements, Phase 2

Please be advised that Earth Resources Corporation in conjunction with Yavapai County, will be performing road construction safety improvements on Williamson Valley Road at its intersections with the following locations:  Pemberton Drive, Cliff Rose Road, Ridge Road, Buena Vista Trail, and Longview Drive.  Road construction will include widening of the shoulders to accommodate a center turn lane with increased turn lane lengths.  Road work will also include drainage improvements and realignment of intersections with Williamson Valley Road. Construction will begin July 15, 2019, and continue through November, 2019.  Construction activities will be Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Motorists will encounter lane restrictions, reduced speeds, and flagging operations in the construction zone.  Motorists should expect minor delays and allow extra time to get through the construction area. Please follow all traffic control devises when traveling through the work zone.

For additional information, please contact Yavapai County Public Works at 928-771-3183 or visit us on the web at www.yavapai.us/publicworks.

COMMENTS FROM YAVAPAI COUNTY SUPERVISOR, CRAIG BROWN, DISTRICT 4 RE PHASE 2 ROAD IMPROVEMENTS

First, I would like to thank you all for your patience during this road construction.  However, we have received several complaints about the delays.  I would just like to remind you that these are the Phase 2 Safety Improvements we informed you of about 2 years ago, at which time we warned of delays.  We are trying to keep them to a minimum, trying to allow for school buses and not starting until 8:30 am to give people a chance to get to work before the workday begins.  Unfortunately, we cannot control traffic.  If there were an alternate road we could use, we would but there isn’t.  Please know that we are doing the best we can and are confident you will be pleased with the changes once completed.  It is a difficult situation in that people know the roads need work and want them fixed but when the work has to be done, people don’t like it.  We all understand but ask that you please bear with us!  This is for the good of the community and our safety.

Where is the Williamson Valley Community?

Some of you may wonder what or where is the Williamson Valley(WV) Community. The WV Community is united by Williamson Valley Road from its intersection with Iron Springs Road at the south end to Campwood Road at the north end. All communities or homes that access Williamson Valley Road are considered part of the WV Community. The map below shows this area.