Sedona AZ (November 4, 2020) – On Nov. 9, 2020, city of Sedona contractor Banicki Construction Company will begin the Sunset Drive Crossing Drainage Improvements Project, and because of this, through late March, Sunset Drive will be closed between S. Monte Verde Drive and the Sunset Park entrance. Sunset Park will remain open during the project. Detour signage will direct traffic around this work zone via S. Monte Verde Drive to Shelby Drive. All areas south of the project area will remain accessible by using Shelby Drive.
This project involves construction of a concrete arch culvert and wingwalls with a 20-foot wide by 8-foot high opening. The project includes asphalt removal and replacement with new curb and gutter to be constructed along the west side of the roadway. A 10-foot wide, earth-toned concrete shared use path will be constructed along the west side of Sunset Drive to make a connection between the existing sidewalks at S. Monte Verde Drive and Sunset Park. The project also includes construction of surface and subsurface drainage improvements. Finally, the project will incorporate some traffic calming strategies to reduce vehicular speeds in this area of Sunset Drive.
This project is expected to take five months to complete. The contractor will be responsible for traffic control signage and will be working with the Postmaster to ensure uninterrupted service to the mailboxes located at the intersection of Sunset Drive and S. Monte Verde Drive.
For more information regarding the Sunset Drive Crossing Drainage Improvements Project, contact David Peck, associate engineer, city of Sedona Public Works Department at DPeck@SedonaAZ.gov.