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4/22/2013 7:47:00 AM
Fain road speed limit will be restored to 65 after paving

A reduced speed limit on Fain Road that has aggravated some area drivers will be restored soon to its original 65 miles per hour.

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) announced this week that crews would start applying the final layer of rubberized asphalt on Fain Road (the Highway 89A Spur) on Monday.

The two-week project will be the final step in the $16 million widening project that began in January 2012. ADOT expects the application of the final layer of pavement to be complete by early May.

Although the speed limit will be reduced temporarily to 45 miles per hour during the construction phase, Prescott District Senior Community Relations Officer Tricia Lewis said ADOT plans to restore it to 65 miles per hour after the completion of the paving.

Since about October 2012, when ADOT opened the new northbound lanes on Fain, the speed limit has been posted at 55 miles per hour.

Lewis said that was a safety measure while the final layer of skid-resistant pavement was pending.

Prior to the widening to four lanes, Fain Road's speed limit had been posted at 65 miles per hour, and the reduction after the opening of the two northbound lanes frustrated some drivers.

"I have had a lot of calls about the speed limit," Lewis said.

The reduction occurred "because we did not have the friction course," Lewis said. Even though the new lanes were open, she said, "the project was not 100 percent complete, and it was considered an active construction zone."

Crews could not apply the final layer of asphalt last fall, Lewis said, because of the colder temperatures. The application of asphalt required the warmer spring temperatures.

Construction is set to begin Monday morning, and drivers can expect a single-lane restriction in both directions of Fain Road between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, with the possibility of some weekend work. Minimal traffic delays are expected, according to a news release from ADOT.

Because of paving work that will take place in the intersection of Highway 69 and Fain Road, traffic onto Fain Road will be restricted between the hours of 5 and 8 p.m., Sunday through Friday, (April 21 to 26).

Lewis said northbound traffic would be required to continue traveling on northbound Highway 69 into Prescott Valley during those hours.

The ADOT news release noted that the work zone would be clearly marked by temporary barricades and signs. ADOT is advising drivers to allow additional time to reach their destinations and to proceed through the work zone with caution, comply with the reduced speed limit, and be alert for construction equipment and personnel.

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